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Hohaus and Zimmermann in Journal of Semantics

November 26, 2020

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Vera has been a busy bee through 2020! The latest product of that is a paper in Journal of Semantics, co-authored with Malte Zimmermann (not Richard) on “Comparisons of Equality With German so…wie, and the Relationship Between Degrees and Properties”. You can read the paper here. Abstract We present a compositionally transparent, unified semantic analysis of […]

Qingcheng Zeng at EMNLP workshop

November 18, 2020

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Qingcheng Zeng, a level 3 Linguistics student, is participating in the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing this week. Qincheng’s paper, joint with Xiaoyang Fang, Zhexin Liang and Haoding Meng is part of the The 6th W-NUT (2020) Workshop. The paper’s title is “Fancy Man Launches Zippo at WNUT 2020 Shared Task-1: A Bert Case Model […]

Morrison doctored

November 16, 2020

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Readers of Manchet are no strangers to Donald Morrison, who has featured regularly on these pages with his impressive publications, and his handsome pets. As of today, Donald is Doctor Donald after he sailed through his viva, passing it with *no corrections*. Donald’s thesis is titled “Modularity and stratification in phonology: Evidence from Scottish Gaelic”, […]

Pets you could never PASS up on

November 13, 2020

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A pet post to end all pet posts (though hopefully not) – enjoy these majestic animals submitted by the Session 1 PASS students, with their own commentary. If we were meeting in person our conversations—like typical students—would have consisted of food, go-to snacks and sharing best places to eat around Manchester. Snacks are the way […]

Hanink and Koontz-Garboden at NELS

November 10, 2020

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Emily Hanink and Andree Koontz-Garboden presented at the virtual NELS (North East Linguistics Society) Conference Special Session on Indigenous Languages of North America. The meeting took place last week, but you can download the supporting documents for the talk, titled “Possession and categorization in a degreeless language”, here.

Augurzky, Hohaus & Ulrich in Cognitive Science

November 9, 2020

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Keeping up with Vera’s achievements is becoming a full time job. This week, it’s paper in Cognitive Science, though it’s only Monday, so who’s to know what the rest of the week will bring. The paper is Augurzky, Hohaus and Ulrich “Context and Complexity in Incremental Sentence Interpretation: An ERP Study on Temporal Quantification”, and […]

Vander Klok and Hohaus in Semantics and Pragmatics

November 6, 2020

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LEL’s Vera Hohaus is on a roll: hot on the heels of her teaching award comes a publication in the venerable Semantics and Pragmatics. The lead author is Jozina Vander Klok (University of Oslo), and the paper is titled “Weak necessity without weak possibility: The composition of modal strength distinctions in Javanese”. The abstract is […]

Postdoc Hopperdietzel now a doc

November 4, 2020

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Jens Hopperdietzel has defended his dissertation on “Resultatives. A view from Oceani verb serialization” with a Summa cum laude result (this is understood to be GOOD). Congratulations! Jens is now enjoying some downtime before throwing all his scholarly energies at the Manchester lexical semantics project with Andrew & co.

Pets of LEL: Remmie and Betsy

November 3, 2020

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Say hello to Remmie and Betsy, submitted by Neve a.k.a. Remy (nickname similarity not coincidental). Neve is a first year student in English Language with French, and the first year student rep. This is Remmie, the cheeky pony. Likes: food. Any food, pony-friendly or not (she once tried to eat a sausage butty, but her […]

PASS Support Hero nomination for Yufei Song

November 2, 2020

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Congratulations to Yufei Song, a third year student in Linguistics and Sociology for his PASS Support Hero nomination. PASS (Peer Assisted Study Scheme) is a peer support scheme that offers study sessions with a student mentor. The Support Hero award recognises the student coordinators who have gone above and beyond.