LEL research seminar programme Autumn 2015

Posted on September 13, 2015 by

Autumn 2015 has a packed schedule for seminar speakers! All are welcome to our seminars, which happen at 4.15pm on Tuesdays in Samuel Alexander A101 unless otherwise stated.

Week 1 (29th Sep): Andrew Koontz-Garboden (University of Manchester): “Two approaches to morphosemantics

Week 2 (6th Oct): Friederike Lüpke (SOAS): “Layers of multilingualism and ideas of language: A view from West Africa

Week 3 (13th Oct): Marie-Eve Ritz (University of Western Australia): “The Australian present perfect: semantic and discourse pragmatic analysis of non-canonical uses

Week 4 (20th Oct): Maciej Baranowski (University of Manchester): “Part of town as an independent factor: the NORTH-FORCE merger in Manchester English

Week 6 (3rd Nov; NB: reading week!): Richard Zimmermann (University of Geneva): “A syntactic change with lots of data: The rise of do-support with possessive have in American English

Week 7 (10th Nov): M. Ryan Bochnak (University of Manchester): “Tense and temporal interpretation in Washo

Week 8 (17th Nov): Tim William Machan (University of Notre Dame): “Rounding up Unusual Suspects: Ordinary Medieval English” (joint with EAS)

Week 8 (18th Nov; NB: Wednesday!): Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp): “On the typology of negative indefinites

Week 9 (24th Nov): Yaron Matras & Carlie Hanson (University of Manchester): “Variation in Kurdish ergativity

Week 10 (1st Dec): Robyn Orfitelli (University of Sheffield): “The acquisition of the middle voice

The seminars are always followed by wine and crisps, and often there is the opportunity to join the speaker for a meal. Manchet hopes to see you there!