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Coretta viva-ed

December 5, 2019

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It’s Manchet’s favourite type of post: a successful PhD viva. Stefano Coretta, has defended his thesis titled ‘Vowel duration and consonant voicing: A production study’. Beneath this unassuming title hides a volume of immense complexity. Here’s Manchet’s own simplified synopsis. The vowel in tap is shorter than vowel in tab, and we see a similar […]

Nini testifies in court

November 18, 2019

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LEL’s Andrea Nini travelled to Cyprus last week to appear in court as an expert witness. The case is against a British woman, who reported a rape earlier this year. While an arrest was made at the time, the suspects were released without charges, after the woman retracted her original statement. Now on trial for […]

Christopher Carignan at LEL seminar

November 18, 2019

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If this week’s seminar title doesn’t convince you to come, Manchet doesn’t know what will. The speaker, Christopher Carignan from the University College London, will give a paper on “How to build a Linguistic Time Machine (instructions included)“. The talk will be in SamAlex A7 on Tuesday 19th November at 4.30pm. Below is a short […]

Coretta in Glossa

November 14, 2019

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PhD student, Stefano Coretta, has just had his first article published. His paper ‘An exploratory study of voicing-related differences in vowel duration as compensatory temporal adjustment in Italian and Polish’ is out in Glossa. The scholarship is as profound as the title is long. Stefano’s crucial finding is the presence of an invariant temporal interval amidst […]

Andrew Koontz-Garboden at LEL seminar

November 11, 2019

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The LEL seminar this week (12th November) is the linguistic equivalent to Beyonce playing a gig in her home town (that’s Houston, Texas should you wonder) to a select audience of 60. Our own legendary Andrew Koontz-Garboden will give a paper on “State/change of state polysemy and the lexical semantics of property concept lexemes” The talk […]

Mancunians at r-atics

November 5, 2019

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There is such a thing as a conference series dedicated to r. That’s not the statistical package R, but r-the-sound. Every once in a while someone suggests that the conference should maybe expand to also include l, but that drastic step has not yet been taken, as the community keeps its focus. If you’re a […]

Richard Zimmermann at LEL seminar

November 4, 2019

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This week’s seminar talk (Tuesday, 5th November 2019) is by our new Swiss import, Richard Zimmermann. He will tell us about “Cool things to do with corpora: Experiments on word embedding and lexical dispersion”. The talk will be in SamAlex A115 at 4.30pm. Below is a short teaser: Recently developed corpus methods are inspiring incredibly diverse […]