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Mary Chioti at LEL seminar

November 29, 2021


This week’s seminar talk will be by LEL’s own Mary Chioti. Mary will give her talk in-person in Roscoe_2.3, but it’s also possible to attend remotely via . The talk will be on Tuesday, 30/11/2021 at 4pm. The abstract is below. The Cognitive and Affective Bases of Accent Attitudes Mary Chioti   The study examines the formation of […]

Rutland viva-ed

November 17, 2021

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Congratulations to Colin Rutland on passing his viva voce! Colin’s dissertation is titled “The lexical semantics of gradable nouns in English”. It provides a revised explanation of the meaning of potentially ambiguous adnominally modified noun phrases like “big smoker” and “complete idiot” using degree semantics and the theory of kinds. Colin explored the grammar of […]

Louise McNally at the SynSemLab

November 15, 2021

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The next SynSemLab will host a special guest, Louise McNally from the Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, joining in person. The speaker will give a talk on “Grammatically relevant aspects of meaning and verbal polysemy” (abstract below). The meeting will be on Wednesday, 17 November at 11am Manchester time. All are welcome to attend in Sam Alex_A116, […]

Rajesh Bhatt at LEL seminar

November 12, 2021

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At the upcoming LEL seminar, we’ll be welcoming Rajesh Bhatt from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He will present joint work with Sakshi Bhatia on “Copular Sentences in Hindi-Urdu:  Gluttony and Licensing” (abstract below). The talk will be on Tuesday at 4.15 pm, and it can be viewed in Roscoe 2_3 or on Zoom at […]

Villa-García at the WoLLoW conference

November 11, 2021

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LEL’s Julio Villa-García spoke at the The World of Languages and Languages of the World (WoLLoW) conference in Birmingham yesterday. WoLLoW is a new initiative that encourages primary school students to engage with language in new ways. The conference, hosted by King Edward’s School was on “The teaching of languages in a multilingual society”. Julio […]

ITL Fellowship for Kimper

October 27, 2021

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LEL’s Wendell Kimper has been appointed fellow of the University Institute of Teaching and Learning. Wendell is currently leading a project titled “Accessible by design: developing inclusive pedagogies”. The project description is below. You can find out more about other ITL projects here and here‘s more info about the current fellows. Accessible by design: developing […]

Eleanor Chodroff at LEL Seminar

October 22, 2021

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For the next talk in this term’s LEL Seminar series, we will be welcoming Eleanor Chodroff (York), who will present on “Between maximal bricolage and maximal structure: Identifying constraints on phonetic realization” (abstract below). The talk will be delivered in person in Roscoe 2_3, although there is also the option of following the talk on Zoom. The seminar will be […]

Empson, Ma, Weingartz and Wu in Semantic Fieldwork Methods

October 18, 2021

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Many congratulations to our recent UG graduates Alice Empson, Jiayin Ma, Siena Weingartz, and Xiaoye Wu for their publication in Semantic Field Work Methods! Their paper “Exploring comparison constructions in Ndebele and Mandarin: The storyboard The Twin Dilemma” presents a method for eliciting comparative constructions in semantic fieldwork, using a storyboard. This work originated in […]

Hazel Pearson at LEL seminar

October 11, 2021

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The second Linguistics and English Language (LEL) research seminar of the semester will feature a talk by Hazel Pearson (Queen Mary University, London). The seminar will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, 12/10/2021 at 4pm either in person in Roscoe_2.3. or, if you prefer, online via zoom The speaker will give her talk online, but we will come together afterwards […]

Welcome to new PGR students

October 4, 2021

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We have a number of new PGR students joining us this year at LEL. You can learn more about them below, and you can look forward to Manchet reporting about their scientific adventures. Welcome! I undertook a BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Barcelona, where I am from. I did my Erasmus year at UoM […]