Easter conference round-up

Posted on April 5, 2016 by

Current and former LEL researchers have been haring around the place to give some eggcellent talks at a variety of conferences!

BAAP 2016 in Lancaster last week featured PhD alumni Patrycja Strycharczuk, Michaela Hejná and Jonathan Morris, as well as former undergraduate students Shichao Wang, Yang Li, and Sarah Mahmood, who are all now active researchers in their own right.

In a week’s time there’s the 7th Northern Englishes Workshop in Edinburgh, at which PhD student George Bailey, lecturer Maciej Baranowski and PhD alum Danielle Turton will be presenting.

Meanwhile, PhD student Henri Kauhanen and lecturer George Walkden have been presenting their work on modelling the Constant Rate Effect at a workshop on dealing with bad data in linguistic theory in Amsterdam. They’re also at GLOW 39 in Göttingen this week, where they’ll be joined by former Manchester undergraduate Andrew Murphy.

At the bad data workshop, George also presented some of his joint work on Middle Low German with Anne Breitbarth, which will also receive an outing at Diachronic Corpora, Genre and Language Change in Nottingham this weekend. Also in Nottingham are PhD student Hannah Booth, presenting on connectives in Old Norse texts, and former postdoc Þórhallur Eyþórsson.

George has been particularly busy these last few weeks, as he was also giving a keynote talk in Cambridge at the Rethinking Verb Second workshop, on The diachrony of embedded V2 in Germanic. That workshop also featured ex-Mancunians and locals Adam Ledgeway and David Willis.

On the other side of the pond, and later this month, John Beavers and Andrew Koontz-Garboden will be presenting at CLS 52 on the semantic contribution of idiosyncratic roots in ditransitive verbs.

And those are just the ones Manchet happens to know about – no doubt there are more! This is not a department that puts all its eggs in one basket. But to ensure that you stay happy bunnies and not hot cross ones, we’ll draw it to a close at this point.

Featured image: Easter eggs, by Praktyczny Przewodnik, from Wikimedia Commons.