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Kersti is running the Manchester 10k – for a good cause!

May 17, 2017


On Sunday May 28, Professor Kersti Börjars will be running the in the Manchester 10K as part of the Purple Wave as the University’s bee mascot! Kersti has let Manchet know that she is hoping to raise money for Lemn Sissay’s Christmas Dinner for Care Leavers. If you want to make a contribution for this good cause, go […]

DH@Manchester invited Prof Rens Bod to talk about the history of humanities

May 11, 2017


On Thursday and Friday (May 11 and 12), Professor Rens Bod (University of Amsterdam) is giving a series of talks at the John Ryland’s library, and a masterclass in Mansfield Cooper (with Guyda Armstrong). The event is organised by the wonderful DH@Manchester team (more details available here). If you are interested in digital humanities, keep an eye […]

Dr Yuni Kim’s goodbye lunch

May 11, 2017


Last week, LEL said goodbye to beloved colleague Yuni Kim. Yuni started working as a lecturer in Linguistics and English Language in January 2009, immediately after being awarded a PhD in linguistic from Berkeley. Her research specialises in the phonological and grammatical analysis of understudied languages (focussed on but certainly not limited to Mesoamerican languages). Since […]

Sonia Cristofaro will be presenting at next research seminar

May 10, 2017


Next Tuesday, May 16,  we welcome Sonia Cristofaro at the LEL Research Seminar. Professor Cristofaro, who is based at the University of Pavia (Italy), will come to Manchester to talk about Typological universals in diachronic perspective. The event details are as follows: Location: Samuel Alexander Building, room A112 Date and time: Tuesday, May 9, 4.15pm-5.30pm We look forward to welcoming Sonia […]

PhD student Stefano Coretta is giving a Langwidge Sandwidge talk

May 7, 2017

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After Sascha’s talk last week, another one of LEL’s PhD students will present his ongoing research. On Tuesday, May 9, Stefano Coretta will be talking about Vowel duration and consonant voicing: an articulatory study. The event details are as follows: Room Booked: Stephen Joseph, room G3 Date(s): Tuesday 9 May, 2017 Time: 1pm – 2pm In addition to […]

Yaron Matras at LEL Research Seminar

May 7, 2017

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Next Tuesday, May 9,  LEL’s own Professor Yaron Matras will be presenting at the LEL Research Seminar. Yaron’s talk will aim to set out a functional definition of clitics. Here is a short abstract: Revisiting clitics: Toward a functional definition Yaron Matras – University of Manchester Clitics are often thought of as grammatical items that more readily encode meaning, […]

Alexandra Anna Spalek at LEL Research Seminar

April 28, 2017

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Next Tuesday, May 2,  we welcome Dr. Alexandra Anna Spalek at the LEL Research Seminar. Alexandra’s talk will discuss cross-linguistic variation in the use of figurative verbs. The talk takes a logical semantic perspective, and focusses on English and Spanish. Here is a short abstract: The logical semantic underpinnings of cross-linguistic variation in `figurative’ uses of verbs Alexandra […]