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Event to attend: ‘The World of Language – Languages of the World’

October 12, 2017


As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Sascha Stollhans (PhD student and Teaching Assistant in LEL) and Eva Adelseck (German Studies) are hosting a day on “The World of Language – Languages of the World” on 10 November 2017. There will be two main events: An interactive exhibition, showcasing linguistics research at the […]

Sander Lestrade at LEL Research Seminars

October 9, 2017


After a gap in the seminar programme on October 10th, the LEL Research Seminar returns on Tuesday, October 17th with Dr Sander Lestrade (Nijmegen). In his talk, Sander will be discussing a recent paper of his published in PLOS ONE. The paper tackles one of the most intriguing phenomena in natural language called ‘Zipf’s law’ […]

UG dissertation gets publicity

October 5, 2017

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The UG dissertation of Amy Portwood, called ‘All in a Name: Parental Naming Activity in Multilingual Manchester’ (submitted in May 2017, supervised by Prof Yaron Matras) has received some publicity. For her dissertation, Amy set out to ask 120 local mothers about the names given to their children born between 2010- 2015 (now aged between two and […]

Mancunians at Ultrafest

October 5, 2017

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Two of the Manchester phoneticians are in Potsdam this week, participating in Ultrafest VIII a cyclical event focused on the use of Ultrasound Tongue Imaging in speech science. Stefano presenting PhD student Stefano Coretta gave a talk on ‘Vowel duration and tongue root advancement in Italian and Polish’, whereas colleague Patrycja Strycharczuk talked about ‘Midsagittal […]

Ditte Boeg Thomsen at LEL Research Seminar

September 26, 2017

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This academic year’s LEL Research Seminar series will kick off on October 3rd with a presentation by Dr Ditte Boeg Thomsen. Ditte is a senior research associate at the Linguistics and English Language department of Lancaster University. Her expertise lies in the field of child language acquisition, and she is particularly interested in the relation […]

LEL Research Seminars – Autumn Programme 2017

September 22, 2017

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As the new semester starts, it is also time to announce the names and dates for the LEL Research Seminars. 03.10.2017 Ditte Boeg Thomsen (Lancaster) 10.10.2017  GAP 17.10.2017 Sander Lestrade (Nijmegen) 24.10.2017 Dominic Watt (York) 31.10.2017 Reading week – no seminar 07.11.2017 Rickard Ramhöj (Göteborg) 14.11.2017 Geraldine Horan (UCL) 18.11.2017 PhilSoc colloquium, w. Kari Kinn, […]

While we were away…

September 21, 2017

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It might have been quiet on Manchet, but that does not mean the department was. Over the summer, staff and PhD students of LEL have been talking a great deal about their research. Our PhD students travelled from the UK (Canterbury, York, Cardiff) to the US (Texas and New York) with their research: Hannah Booth […]