July 17, 2019

Postcard from Julio

July 15, 2019
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Julio is in sunny Spain, where he has kept busy spreading the gospel of language diversity. He has been consulted about multilingualism and code switching by just about every media outlet in the country, and he has collected enough newspaper cutouts with his face on to wallpaper his office once he’s back. Advertisements

Q-Step dissertation prize for Linguistics

July 9, 2019
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The winner of the Q-Step award for the best quantitative undergraduate dissertation prize in Linguistics is Antonia Jordan Monteiro de Barros with a dissertation on ‘The Acquisition of Verbs and Their Inflectional Morphemes by Children with Down Syndrome’. In her dissertation, awarded a whopping 92, Antonia uses corpus data to investigate the patterns of verbal […]

Postcard from Kersti

July 8, 2019
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Kersti is down under for the International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL)24 http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/ichl24/ and the 24th International LFG Conference (LFG2019) http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/lfg-2019/ in Canberra. She’s killing two conferences with one long-haul trip, which seems only prudent.  Both conferences feature plenaries from Manchester linguists. Nigel Vicent gave a plenary at ICHL on ‘The diachrony of control… and the control of diachrony’, […]

Postcard from Ricardo

July 5, 2019
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It’s that time of the year when Manchester linguists disperse around the globe to research, document, discuss, teach, record, write and think about all things language. They will keep you updated about their endeavours via postcards sent to Manchet. The first one of the season has arrived from Leipzig, where Ricardo has taken up residence […]

LEL Insight Day 2019

July 4, 2019
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We threw our doors open at LEL last week to welcome students from Manchester colleges, and give them a taste of what it’s like to study Linguistics and English Language. The Insight Day featured presentations from LEL staff and students on linguistic diversity in Manchester, talking about space, speech imaging and dialect variation. This is […]

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Schultze-Berndt wins poetry prize

June 28, 2019
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We’ve known about our Head of Department’s creative gifts, as she is an excellent cellist. It turns out she also has a penchant for poetry, and has just won a prize in the staff category of the Creative Manchester Poetry Competition for a poem themed ‘Manchester means the world to me’. You can read Eva’s winning […]

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