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10 minutes with… Dr Lauren Fonteyn.

July 2, 2018

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After what seemed like an eternity, Manchet is back with another ’10 minutes with’-interview. And only just in time – because the staff member featured today will be leaving LEL for another department closer to what she calls home. Dr Lauren Fonteyn, a Belgian chocolate-, frites-, and beer-enthusiast, completed her PhD at the University of […]

The brilliant Manchester postgrads have done it again!

June 27, 2018

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Late Spring saw Manchet reporting a string of conference prizes awarded to our students. This award winning streak continues with an LAGB Annual Meeting Best Student Abstract Bursary awarded jointly to Stefano Coretta and Massimiliano Canzi for the paper ‘The effect of lexical frequency on vowel phonation as a correlate of /t/-glottaling’. Max and Ste […]

Workshop on information structure, referential status and referent type in discourse and grammar

June 22, 2018

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On Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June 2018, Professor Delia Bentley and Professor Eva Schultze Berndt are organising a workshop at our department on Information structure, referential status and referent type in discourse and grammar.  Speakers include, among many international linguists, LEL’s own Delia Bentley, Tine Breban (along with visiting PhD student Wout Van Praet), Julio Villa-García, […]

LEL Historical Linguists invited talks

June 22, 2018

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Two of our historical linguists, Kersti Börjars and Lauren Fonteyn, headed out of Manchester to give an invited talk on some aspect of their research. On Tuesday, 12 June, Lauren headed over to the University of York to present at their Linguistics colloquium. Lauren’s talk was called ‘The principle of no synonymy in language change: […]

Our UG students smashing it at ULAB

June 14, 2018

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Manchet has previously reported on the busy conference schedules of the postgraduate students and colleagues at Manchester (Remember this? and this? and this?)     The latest news is that our undergraduates have also joined the conference circuit. The programme of the 8th Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain Conference held in April in Edinburgh featured four […]

Luisa Marti @ LEL Research Seminar

May 2, 2018

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On Wednesday 9th May, we welcome Dr Luisa Marti, of Queen Mary University of London, to the LEL Research Seminar. Luisa is a “theoretical linguist with a specialization in semantics and its interfaces with morpho-syntax and pragmatics”. She describes her current work as follows: “[it] investigates issues such as the nature of natural language quantification, […]

Roumyana Slabakova @ LEL Research Seminar

April 26, 2018

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On Tuesday 1st May, LEL welcomes Professor Roumyana Slabakova, of the University of Southampton. Roumyana is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Center for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) and describes her research interests as follows: “My research is grounded in generative linguistic theory and explores the second language (L2) acquisition […]