LEL Easter conference round-up

Posted on April 14, 2014 by

As usual, Manchester’s sociolinguists and historical linguists have been getting around, inserting themselves into the programmes of goodness knows how many conferences. Here’s a run-down of some of them:

BAAP 2014 (last week):

  • Michaela Hejná: Vocalic conditioning of pre-aspiration in Aberystwyth English
  • Danielle Turton: Ultrasound evidence for gradient and categorical components of English /l/-lenition processes
  • PhD alum Emma Moore (with Paul Carter): Scilly vowels: phonetic evidence for multi-dimensional social indexing in a semi-isolated community
  • PhD alum Jonathan Morris (with Robert Mayr, Ineke Mennen & David Williams): Interaction effects in a language contact situation: monophthongs in Welsh and Welsh English
  • PhD alum Patrycja Strycharczuk (with Martin Kohlberger): Voicing assimilation in whispered speech

6th Northern Englishes Workshop (this week):

  • Maciej Baranowski: The role of social class and ethnicity in back vowel fronting in Manchester (also presenting a poster with Danielle Turton on Linguistic and social constraints on consonantal variation in Manchester English)
  • Michaela Hejná: Vocalic conditioning of pre-aspiration before voiceless plosives and fricatives in Aberystwyth English
  • Fernanda McDougall: Social perceptions of the monophthongization of FACE in Barrow-in-Furness
  • Erik Schleef (with former research associate Nicholas Flynn): Social mean(ing)s in the North, the South and Scotland
  • Danielle Turton: An ultrasound investigation of Northern English /l/s (also presenting a poster with Maciej Baranowski)
  • Former MA student and Manchester Education lecturer Alex Baratta: Them’s fightin’ words: the use of linguistic conversion to signal threat in Northern English (poster)
  • PhD alum Jonathan Morris: (r) variation in bilingual speech: an analysis of adolescent Welsh-English bilinguals
  • Former undergraduate Maya Zara: The role of the retroflex in identity construction: a purposeful feature?

The 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (this July):

  • David Denison and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza: Which comes first in the double object construction?
  • John Payne (with Marianne Hundt): How weird are teenagers? Variation and change in the use of noun-name collocations
  • George Walkden: Null subjects in Middle English
  • PhD alum Victorina Gonzalez-Diaz: “Dyvers heynous sedicious and sclanderous Writinges”: Adjective stacking in the English NP
  • Former lecturer Benedikt Szmrecsanyi: Typological profiling: analyticity versus syntheticity between Middle English and Present-Day English
  • Former research associate Phillip Wallage: Present-day variation between not-negation and no-negation: a consequence of functional differentiation within the Middle English Jespersen Cycle
  • Former research associate Richard Jason Whitt: A diachronic investigation of evidentiality and genre variation in English

What a lot of things. Manchet wishes all the above the very best with their things!