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RUSE! Do not play fast and loose with language change

August 22, 2019


RUSE2019 conference has come, been and gone, but the aftershocks are still very much noticeable in the language change community. Manchet reporters were on the scene as the conference drew to a close yesterday, and can confirm that rivers of coffee had been drunk, ideas had been discussed, and inspiration was felt all round. For […]

Postcard from Delia

August 21, 2019

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Delia sends her greetings from Buffalo, New York, where she is attending The International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG2019). Delia’s own contribution is a talk on “The logical structure of verbs of quantized and non-quantized change”, and she has also served as a programme committee member for the conference.

Bochnak and Hohaus in Journal of Semantics

August 15, 2019


Hot off the press, published Open Access in Journal of Semantics is the new paper by Ryan Bochnak, Vera Hohaus and Anne Mucha on “Variation in Tense and Aspect, and the Temporal Interpretation of Complement Clauses”. Read it here.

Postcard from Núria

August 13, 2019

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This postcard is from Núria Barrios Jurado, an MA student at LEL. Núria is in Berlin, attending the DGfS/ Summer School on “Experimental Pragmatics: Theory, Methods, Interfaces”, along with fellow MA students: Colleen, Eve, Kat and Xinyu. The fabulous five are pictured above with a famous Berlin landmark in the background.

Postcard from Vera

August 12, 2019


It seems that the Southern Hemisphere is the preferred destination for Manchester linguists this summer. Vera is the latest colleague to venture there, and here’s what she says: Talofa mai Samoa! I’m lucky to spend almost another four weeks in Samoa, on the island of Upolu, to learn more about the land, the culture and, […]

Postcard from Pat

August 5, 2019

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Pat is down under, attending the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 2019, the quadrennial phonetics fest bringing together more or less everyone who dabbles in sounds. She’s there carrying the torch for Northern Englishes, with a presentation on the variation in the STRUT vowel in the North of England, and its mysterious relationship to house […]

Postcard from Andrea

July 29, 2019

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Andrea sends his saluti from Cardiff, where he attended the International Corpus Linguistics conference. He presented a talk on: “Frequency-free authorship attribution: Testing the n-gram tracing method” (talk co-authored with Jack Grieve from Uni of Birmingham). This postcard comes with a PowerPoint attachment, featuring slides so beautiful they’ll make you cry like a baby. On closer inspection, […]