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Obituary: Alan Cruse

June 22, 2020

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David Alan Cruse by Alan Cruttenden Alan Cruse, a member of the Department of Linguistics for thirty years and a leading figure in linguistics in the field of lexical semantics, died on 13 June 2020. His research in this area was marked by deep and original thinking. His book, Lexical Semantics (CambridgeUP, 1986) provided for […]

Fonteyn and Nini in Cognitive Linguistics

June 12, 2020

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The latest issues of Cognitive Linguistics is out, featuring a paper by former colleague, Lauren Fonteyn, and still a colleague, Andrea Nini. Lauren and Andrea’s brainchild is a perfect fusion of their linguistic interests: historical corpora, language variation and change and the role of an individuality. Are we individuals? Read ‘Individuality in syntactic variation: An […]

LEL students create resources for language documentation

June 11, 2020

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Check out these new wonderful resources for language documentation created by LEL students: Alice Empson, Siena Weingartz, Megan Meunier, Jiayin Ma, Joseph Carroll, Bayse Genc, Xiaoye Wu and Qingcheng Zeng. They have all been working with Vera Hohaus and Margit Bowler, as part of the UG Scholars initiative. The fruits of their labour are storyboards […]

Zimmermann in Journal of Historical Syntax

May 20, 2020

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Richard Zimmermann’s latest paper is just out in Journal of Historical Syntax. The paper is titled “Testing causal associations in language change: The replacement of subordinating then with when in Middle English”, and it’s a beautiful display of what LEL does best: language change and data (note also the beautiful minimalist graphics). The paper is […]

AKG’s new book

May 15, 2020

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Andrew Koontz-Garboden’s latest book is out, published by OUP, as part of the Oxford Studies in Linguistics Series. The Roots of Verbal Meaning is based on work Andrew has been doing with John Beavers over the last 15 years.  Thanks to the NSF, our department, and the Library’s Open Access fund, the book is available […]

Baranowski and Turton in LVC

May 8, 2020

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LEL’s Maciej Baranowski and PhD alumna, Danielle Turton, are in the midst of a publishing frenzy. Only recently, Manchet reported their Journal of Linguistics paper on the FOOT and STRUT vowel(s) in Manchester English. Now they are back with an even more impressive number: a Language Variation and Change (Big Deal Socio Journal) paper on […]

Esme Winter-Froemel at LEL seminar

May 5, 2020

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The LEL seminar series goes virtual. Today (Tuesday 5th of May) at 4.15pm, Esme Winter-Froemel from the University of Würzburg will give a Zoom talk on “Bridging uses and switch uses in reanalysis“. You will have probably received the Meeting ID by email, but feel free to @ us if you haven’t. Below is a […]

Pets of LEL: Hiccup

May 1, 2020

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This is Hiccup Cameron-Faulkner. He loves eating lettuce and locusts and watching nature movies with his best buddy Verity. Pictured below are the other Cameron-Faulkner pets. In case you have trouble identifying the species, Hiccup is a bearded dragon, and then we have chickens, worms and fish (minnows). Some of them are nameless – you […]

Villa-García on “Living bilingually”

April 30, 2020

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Earlier in April, LEL’s Julio Villa-García gave an an invited lecture at the Instituto Cervantes of Manchester and Leeds, as part of the Panhispanic Studies Series. The topic of the lecture was “Living Bilingually”, and the lecture was delivered synchronously on Zoom. If you missed it, do not despair, because the recording is now publicly […]

Turton and Baranowski in Journal of Linguistics

April 27, 2020

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PhD alumna, Danielle Turton and LEL’s Maciej Baranowski have a new paper out in Journal of Linguistics. The paper is titled “Not quite the same: The social stratification and phonetic conditioning of the FOOT–STRUT vowels in Manchester”, and it reveals new and perplexing facts about the Manchester STRUT vowel. If you’re from Manchester, you probably […]