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Ricardo’s seminar tour of Northern Europe (still counting England)

October 21, 2019

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Love of phonology has taken Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero to various corners of the world over the years. The northernmost destination, in this context, has to be Tromsø. Tromsø is the home of Norway’s Arctic University, which is the world’s northernmost university, and our own Pat’s alma mater. Ricardo visited there first in 2007, where he spoke […]

Lingzine makes its debut

October 17, 2019

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Manchet has acquired some formidable competition in the form of Lingzine, a zine focused on linguistics, and run by LEL graduates and students. The first edition is out now, featuring articles on speech recognition, animal communication, Irish travellers and the observer paradox, and more. Check out the online version here, and stay tuned for more!

Strycharczuk in Indiana

October 16, 2019

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Pat is currently in Bloomington Indiana, visiting Indiana University. The Department of Linguistics at IU has close links with Manchester LEL. Most importantly, they gave us Andrew Koontz-Garboden, who graduated from Indiana in 2001. More recently, they hosted Ricardo in 2017, and PhD student, Stefano Coretta, went to visit in 2018. Indiana is a home […]

Successful viva for Pablo Fuentes

October 15, 2019

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PhD student, Pablo Fuentes, successfully defended his thesis entitled “Issues in Modality and Tense—Studies in English and Mapudungun” on Thursday 10th of October . This is an alternative format thesis, and consists of four articles (plus intro and conclusion). Two have been published, one has been accepted for publication and one is under review. (Details below). Pablo […]

Ann-Marie Hunter at LEL seminar

October 14, 2019

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This week, we welcome Ann-Marie Hunter (University of Leeds) to the LEL seminar. She will give a paper on “Providing practice in the second language classroom: The Poster Carousel revisited”. The talk will be on Tuesday 15th October in SamAlex A7 at 4.30pm. Drinks in the common room will follow, to which all are welcome. […]

Is it an LEL hike? Yes it is!

October 10, 2019


There is a well-established, if inexplicable, correlation between having an interest in language and having an interest in treading through mud in uneven terrain. Further evidence comes from the attached pictures of the latest LEL hike. Present were Andrew, Emily, Margit, Tine, Ryan and Lisa, this week’s seminar speaker.  

Lisa Matthewson at LEL seminar

October 7, 2019

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The seminar talk this week will be by Lisa Matthewson (featured photo from Lisa’s website) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, presenting joint work with Yuto Hirayama on “Temporal Evidentials without Tense”. The talk will be on Tuesday, 8th October 2019 at 4.3pm in Samuel Alexander A7. As usual, there will be drinks afterwards. All […]