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‘Being Part of the City: Multilingual Manchester’ on YouTube

January 14, 2019

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Multilingual Manchester, a research unit based at The University of Manchester, has just released a film showcasing its outreach and public engagement work. You can watch on it on YouTube. How many LEL colleagues and students can you spot? Advertisements

Julio is the news

January 3, 2019

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Julio Villa-García, our most telegenic LEL colleague, visited the University of Oviedo this week. Oviedo is Julio’s alma mater. He gave a talk, and was interviewed by multiple radio stations and newspapers in Spain about the application of linguistics and careers abroad.

Multilingual Manchester launches forensic linguistic consultancy

January 2, 2019

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The Multilingual Manchester research unit is launching a forensic linguistic consultancy service – MLM Analysis. The service will initially specialise in language and analysis and counter analyses in connection with determination of origin in asylum applications, with a focus on Arabic and Kurdish, and is then planning to expand to other sectors, including other forms […]

Merry news of vivas

December 19, 2018

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This term has brought us two successful PhD vivas in phonology and phonetics. Deepthi Gopal passed her viva on 29th Novemeber, defending a dissertation on “Similarity and representations in sonorant phonology”. Deepthi’s supervisors were Yuni Kim (now at Essex) and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, whereas the examiners were Wendell Kimper (internal) and Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut/Nijmegen). Deepthi […]

Breban in English Language and Linguistics

December 19, 2018

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The latest issue of English Language and Linguistics features a paper by our own Tine Breban on “Proper names used as modifiers: a comprehensive functional analysis”.  It provides a new and insightful analysis of the use of proper names in English noun phrases, such as that Breban paper, or the Manchet fanbase. A taster of the analysis is […]

Winter travels for Manchester linguists

December 18, 2018

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While most of us focus on eggnog, turkey and the Doctor Who Christmas special, Manchester linguists show no signs of slowing down. Vera Hohaus is in Göttingen this week, giving a talk at the Oberseminar English Linguistics (Syntax–Semantics). Her presentation is on “The syntax of embedding and the temporal interpretation of attitude complements”, and you […]

Hired! Linguistics alumna in tech

December 14, 2018

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Manchet has received most exciting news of a new job for a recent LEL alumna, Emily Driscoll. Emily has just been hired as a as a junior software developer at WorkMobile, a Manchester-based cloud-based data capture specialist. You can read more about the position and the company here. Emily has given us the following update: “It […]