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New job for Míša!

March 27, 2017

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Manchet is proud to report that Michaela Hejná, phonetician extraordinaire and Manchester LEL PhD alumna, is now gainfully employed as Adjunkt/Assistant Professor in English Linguistics at Aarhus University, specializing in language variation and change. The post is for three years, with the possibility of being made permanent. By all accounts, she is loving it there! […]

Jonathan Culpeper at LEL Research Seminar

March 23, 2017

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Next Tuesday, March 28,  we welcome Professor Jonathan Culpeper to the LEL Research Seminar. Jonathan Culpeper is currently based at Lancaster University. We invited him to talk about one of his current projects, the ‘Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s language’. Here is the abstract: Shakespeare’s language and the Encyclopaedia project  Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University) With a few exceptions, the study of Shakespeare’s language […]

Kauhanen wins Best Output Award

March 22, 2017

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Manchet has learned that Henri Kauhanen is the winner of the Manchester Doctoral College‘s Best Outstanding Output Award 2016! The award is for Henri’s paper Neutral change, which emerged online for Journal of Linguistics in 2016 and was also the winner of the LAGB’s Siewierska Prize, as Manchet previously reported. The Best Outstanding Output is a […]

Professor Delia Bentley presenting at all new Langwidge Sandwidge

March 22, 2017

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After a period of inactivity, the LEL Langwidge Sandwidge talks have been revived! The first speaker of the all new Sandwidge series is Delia Bentley, who will be talking about her ongoing research on result state adjectives (in Italo-Romance languages; see abstract below). The event details are as follows: Room Booked: Simon Building, room 4.38 […]

George’s Goodbye.

March 20, 2017

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Alas! George Walkden, the voice of Manchet for the past 5 (!) years, will be leaving LEL. George has been such a wonderful colleague and most of all such a hard worker that you’d hope he’s leaving to drink non-virgin cocktails on a sunny beach. But, no, unfortunately, he’s leaving to continue being a great colleague […]

Esther de Leeuw at LEL Research Seminar

March 20, 2017

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Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 21),  we welcome Esther de Leeuw to the LEL Research Seminar. Esther de Leeuw is a senior lecturer in linguistics currently based at Queen Mary University of London. Here is the abstract: Plasticity of native language phonetic and phonological domains and enhanced executive control in bilinguals Esther de Leeuw (Queen Mary) In this presentation, I will […]

Mark Dingemanse at LEL Research Seminar

March 8, 2017

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Next Tuesday, March 14,  we welcome Mark Dingemanse at the LEL Research Seminar. Mark Dingemanse is currently based at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. The LEL Research Seminar will focus on one of his most recent research interest: iconic (or non-arbitrary) form-meaning mappings in Language. Here is the abstract: Moving beyond bouba and kiki: […]