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Image to Text going strong

December 8, 2016
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David Denison and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza’s Image to Text project, on which Manchet previously reported, is gaining momentum! David and Nuria have been awarded a £4,770 seedcorn grant by the John Rylands Research Institute to develop the project further. At Uppsala in April, David offered a workshop on Image to Text. A lot of enthusiasm was […]

mFiL makes a comeback!

December 6, 2016
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The fifth instalment of the Manchester Forum in Linguistics (mFiL) will be held at the University of Manchester on 28-29 April 2017, having last being held on 6-7 November 2015. The call for papers has just been announced and you can see it here (deadline 27 January). This year’s plenary speakers will include, among others, […]

Demography shapes grammar

November 16, 2016
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Next week’s LEL research seminar (22nd Nov) features Freek van de Velde (Leuven) with the title Demography shapes grammar: a close-up view. The talk’s at 4:15pm in Sam Alex A113, and you can download the abstract here.

Denison on Japan tour

November 14, 2016
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LEL professor emeritus David Denison is embarking on a three-week trip to Japan in November-December. It’s a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Visiitng Fellowship. At Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata he will be introduced by Dr Ayumi Miura, a lecturer who is a former Manchester PhD student. There will be three other […]

Morphology-syntax interactions in language change

November 11, 2016
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Our seminar speaker for Tuesday 15th November will be Alexandra Simonenko (McGill/Ghent) on Structural and acquisition-based models of the morphology-syntax interactions in language change. The talk will be based on joint work with Benoit Crabbé (Alpage) and Sophie Prévost (LaTTiCe). It will take place at 4.15pm, as usual, in Samuel Alexander A113, followed by drinks […]

Mancs at NWAV 45

November 10, 2016
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Maciej Baranowski, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, PhD student George Bailey and PhD alum Danielle Turton have been in Vancouver this weekend for New Ways of Analysing Variation 45, presenting their paper Ahead but not faster: the effect of high token frequency on sound change. The paper also contains a nod to fellow Mancunians Kauhanen & Walkden’s model […]