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LEL phonologists’ Euro travels

May 31, 2023

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As recently as last week, the ratio of phonologists to general population in Manchester was unusually high, due to the Manchester Phonology Meeting. This week, on the other hand, the ratio is unusually low, as two of Manchester’s resident phonologists have departed to Europe on official phonological business. What business might that be? Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero […]

30 years of Manchester Phonology Meeting

May 30, 2023

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Last week, LEL hosted the 30th (sic!) edition of the Manchester Phonology Meeting, an annual conference that’s made “phonology” and “Manchester” synonymous in the minds of hundreds of phonologists around the world. The conference first started in 1993 as the Manchester Workshop on Cognitive Phonology organised by Jacques Durand (then at Salford) and LEL’s Nigel […]

Peter Milin at LEL seminar

May 15, 2023

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The final LEL seminar this semester will feature Peter Milin (Birmingham), who will speak on “Computational models of language learning  at the intersection of linguistics and psychology”. The talk will be on Tuesday, 16th May at 4.10pm, in Simon Building 2.61 or online on zoom. The in-person attendees will be rewarded with a wine reception […]

Daniel Altshuler at LEL seminar

May 2, 2023

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Today, 2nd May 2023, we’ll be welcoming Daniel Altshuler (Oxford) to the LEL seminar. He will speak on “Clause-internal coherence: A look at deverbal adjectives”. The talk will take place at the usual time, 4.10 pm in Simon 2.61, and it’ll be live-streamed on Zoom. All are welcome! Clause-internal coherence: A look at deverbal adjectives Daniel Altshuler (Joint work with Kelsey Sasaki) Oxford University Hobbs (2010) introduced ‘clause-internal coherence’ (CIC) […]

Manchester Forum in Linguistics is back!

April 20, 2023

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The annual Manchester Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, MFiL, is happening this week, promising two days of exciting talks, career advice and general linguistics chat. This year’s edition is organised by Núria Barrios-Jurado and Elizabeth Tobyn, who are running a tight ship, with the support of Michael Cameron (treasurer), Vanessa Fung (treasurer), Luísa Ferrari (submissions co-ordinator), Eve Suharwardy (communications […]

Mclellan doctored

April 18, 2023

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Manchet is thrilled to report that Alina Mclellan has successfully passed her viva. This achievement crowns Alina’s nine-year presence at the University of Manchester, first as an undergraduate student (2014–18), then an MA student (2018-19), and finally a PhD candidate. Alina’s PhD thesis, supervised by Delia Bentley and Eva Schultze-Berndt is on “Relative and cleft […]

Ash Asudeh at LEL seminar

April 17, 2023

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This Tuesday, 18th April 2023, we will welcome Ash Asudeh (University of Rochester) to the LEL seminar series. His talk will be on the syntax and semantics of Persian modals. The talk will take place online on zoom, starting at 4pm. The syntax and semantics of Persian modality and perception  Ash Asudeh  (Joint work with Setayesh […]

LEL students on their summer internships

April 11, 2023

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On 23rd March, Manchester Q-Step centre held a Data Fellows day, celebrating the success of students who completed an external data fellowship (an internship) in the summer 2022. The event featured contributions from three LEL students: Hannah Hutt (Linguistics and Sociology), Leila Peltier (Chinese and Linguistics) and Leah Scott (English Language). They all presented posters […]

Baranowski’s paper sparks a media frenzy

April 4, 2023

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A recent study by Maciej Baranowski found that one of the traditional features of Manchester speech, the ‘hoarse’-‘horse’ contrast has all but disappeared in Southern Manchester, but it can still be observed in some North Manchester speakers. You heard it here first: Manchet reported on this in early February. Other media outlets have now picked […]

Adam Ledgeway at LEL seminar

March 6, 2023

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This week, we will welcome Adam Ledgeway (Cambridge) to the LEL seminar series. He will speak on “Exploring the Parameters of Microvariation: Evidence from the Romance Clause.” The talk will be in Simon Building 2.61 on 7th March, 2023 at 4.10pm. All are welcome!