Strycharczuk scoops British Academy Fellowship

Posted on September 29, 2013 by

Patrycja Strycharczuk, whose activities have been the focus of much recent reporting on Manchet, has outdone herself once again: this time by scooping a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Pat is one of only four linguists across the UK to be granted the honour this year, which is worth £209,502. These fellowships, widely acknowledged to be the bees’ knees when it comes to postdoctoral positions, are tenable for three years, and Pat will be based at Queen Margaret University – working with Jim Scobbie, who will be visiting Manchester to give a talk and masterclass in 2014. Her topic is Contrasts and categories in articulation and perception.

In other Pat-related news, a paper by her and a trio of Leiden linguists has just come out in Journal of Linguistics, on Phonetic evidence on phonology–morphosyntax interactions: Sibilant voicing in Quito Spanish. The results provide support for cyclic theories of phonology over theories which rely on output-output correspondences. This is Pat’s third publication in a top peer-reviewed journal, after successes in Natural Language & Linguistic Theory and Journal of Phonetics. Manchet is rapidly running out of praise to heap on her!