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Manchester Forum in Linguistics 2022

April 28, 2022 by

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Manchet is delighted to announce that the Manchester Forum in Linguistics aka mFiL is taking place this week, having returned from the web to Manchester, where it rightfully belongs. The conference, currently in its ninth edition, is an annual meeting of postgraduate students and early career researchers. This year’s organising team are Alina McLellan (lead organiser) […]

Spring conferences at LEL

April 19, 2022 by

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Easter break was not much of a break for the busy linguistics bees at LEL. Below is an overview of conference papers given by colleagues and students at LEL over the past few weeks. Anyone with a Manchester affiliation (current or historical) is in bold Shatha Alahmadi & Vera Hohaus gave a talk “On the […]

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes in Manchester English

March 20, 2022 by

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“Ah, how Manchester’s changed” is a sentiment you hear a lot, usually in the context of skyscrapers springing up like mushrooms all over the place. But there are also other changes enveloping the city, and you’ll only know if you keep an ear, and other instruments, to a rich corpus of sociolinguistic data. It’s just […]

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 […]