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Andrew Koontz-Garboden’s new book

June 20, 2017


The last couple of months have been quite exciting for LEL’s Andrew Koontz-Garboden. Not only has he been promoted from Senior Lecturer to Professor (!), he will also be the new head of department, and he has published a new book with his colleague Itamar Frances. The book, which was published in the Oxford studies in […]

New Nini paper on register variation in malicious texts

June 19, 2017


New staff member Andrea Nini, who joined LEL in September, teaches forensic linguistics and stylistics at the University of Manchester. In this new publication, recently published in the International Journal of Speech Language and the Law, Andrea combines his expertise in forensic linguistics and stylistics. The study examines register variation in malicious texts by looking at […]

Viva Safiah!

June 12, 2017


LEL’s PhD student Safiah Madkhali had a successful viva last week. Her PhD thesis, which was supervised by Professor Kersti Börjars and Professor John Payne, dealt with ‘Cognate object constructions in Modern Standard Arabic’. We wish Safiah all the best of luck in her future career! Featured image: Safiah is pictured here with LEL’s Martina […]

Silver anniversary of mfm

June 6, 2017

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The Manchester Phonology Meeting (mfm) has just celebrated its silver anniversary. In its 25 years of history, mfm has become the largest phonology conference in the world, regulary attracting participants from all over the world. The silver jubilee festivities included a wine reception at Hulme Hall, during which Koen Sebregts gave a fun- and fact-packed […]

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

May 17, 2017

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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

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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

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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 […]