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Empson, Ma, Weingartz and Wu in Semantic Fieldwork Methods

October 18, 2021 by

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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 […]

LEL linguists at LAGB and UKLVC

September 6, 2021 by

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Two major UK linguistics conferences are taking place this week, both with a strong Mancunian presence. The annual LAGB (Linguistic Association of Great Britain) meeting brings together linguists from various subfields. This year, the heavy lifting on behalf of Manchester is done by Eva Schultze-Berndt, who will deliver two papers: “Modals with different scales: Evidence […]

CIDRAL Public Lecture by James Murphy

March 11, 2021 by

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Manchet is delighted to announce that the next CIDRAL Public Lecture will be given by an LEL alumnus, James Murphy. James received a PhD from Manchester in 2014, and he has since worked at UWE Bristol. He is now Acting Director of the Bristol Centre for Linguistics, joint Associate Head of Department for Linguistics & Writing and […]

LEL alumni: Louise Middleton

February 19, 2021 by

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Louise got a BA in Linguistics in 2015, followed by an MA in Linguistics in 2016 (both at LEL). Her BA dissertation on hiphop rhymes made quite a splash, as previously reported by Manchet. Louise now works as a teacher at Manchester Enterprise Academy, as well as a tutor.  Can you tell us about your […]

LEL alumni: Georgia Welch

February 9, 2021 by

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Georgia Welch graduated from LEL in 2017 with a degree in English Language. She is now in her second year of an MMedSci in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Sheffield. Can you tell us what you’ve been doing since graduation? When I was approaching graduation from Manchester I wasn’t too sure what […]

LEL alumni: Shilin Gao

February 3, 2021 by

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Shilin Gao graduated from LEL in 2018 with a degree in Linguistics and Social Anthropology. She then completed an MSc in Speech and Language Processing at the University of Edinburgh, and she now works as a speech recognition engineer at Speechmatics in Cambridge.  Can you tell us more about your job?  The work is mostly […]

LEL alumni: Ben Wein

January 19, 2021 by

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Ben Wein graduated from Manchester in 2014 with a BA in English Language and English Literature. Manchet got back in touch with Ben to talk about his career. After graduation, Ben relocated to Mexico, where he did a British Council assistantship teaching English. He subsequently spent time in Bolivia and Colombia, where he also taught […]

Ayumi Miura showered with honours

January 14, 2021 by

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PhD alumna Ayumi Miura has had an enviable run with prestigious awards. In December 2020, she was awarded a prize from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. The prize is awarded to junior scholars in a tough interdisciplinary competition, judged on two criteria: the quality and originality of research outputs, and leadership potential […]

New job for Canzi

January 11, 2021 by

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Congratulations to Max Canzi, who has just taken up a position as Lab Manager at the University of Konstanz. Konstanz has a record of poaching top talent from Manchester, including George Walkden, Henri Kauhanen, Fernanda Barrientos, and Hannah Booth. A local legend says that once enough Mancunians have arrived in Konstanz, Greggs will open up […]

LEL linguists past and present in Science Advances

January 4, 2021 by

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Science Advances, an interdisciplinary science journal with an impact factor of 7 billion or thereabouts, has just published a paper penned by a fabulous line-up with more than a touch of LEL. In the driver seat is PhD alumnus Henri Kauhanen (now at Konstanz), joined by Deepthi Gopal (PhD alumna, now at Cambridge), Tobias Galla […]