julia September 3, 2015

Imagine and dream

September 1, 2015



LEL alumna Meaghan Couture has had a poem published on one of the walls of University Place! Her wall poetry is in good company – for instance, that of poet and Manchester Chancellor Lemn Sissay. This is also not the first time Meaghan’s work has made it onto the University’s walls… Congratulations, Meaghan! Featured image: […]

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Soci(olinguistic)al Mancunians in York

August 30, 2015



As the summer conference season comes to an end, one of the last – and biggest – events of the season is yet to come. There will be a healthy contingent of present & past Mancunians at UKLVC 10 in York this coming week, including one of the plenary speakers: former LEL lecturer Benedikt Szmrecsányi, […]

Villa-García signed

August 28, 2015



Manchester’s line-up for the 2015-16 season is taking shape with the addition of Julio Villa-García. Villa-García has been targeted by LEL for an international transfer from his previous club, Villanova University. The signing, which cost an unspecified fee, is now complete. LEL’s squad will be substantially strengthened by his expertise in Spanish linguistics. From the […]

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Steven Pinker to visit Manchester!

August 21, 2015



Steven Pinker, a world-leading psychologist and communicator of linguistics, will be in Manchester in September to talk about his new book The Sense of Style. From the talk blurb: Does writing well matter in an age of instant communication? More than ever before, the currency of our social and cultural lives is the written form, […]

Phonetic LELers in Glasgow

August 13, 2015

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This is the third in a series of summer conference updates! Unlike their historical and pragmatic counterparts, LEL’s phoneticians did not get to travel abroad, though they would have had to if Glasgow’s own inhabitants had had their way in the referendum last year. PhD student Michaela Hejná & MA student Jane Scanlon visited Glasgow […]

Pragmatic LELers in Antwerp

August 5, 2015

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While a small group of Mancunians visited Naples for ICHL 22, another team attended IPrA 14 – the conference of the International Pragmatics Association – in Antwerp. LELers presenting include: Thanh Nyan: Anchoring argumentative utterances: on what basis does one decide what types of context are involved? Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen: Institutional interaction and pragmatics Julia […]


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