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LEL alumnus takes up position at UC Davis

July 10, 2020 by

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Manchet has followed the achievements of alumnus Masoud Jasbi over the years (see here and here). After graduating from LEL in 2012, Masoud completed a PhD at Stanford, and a postdoc at Harvard. He has now taken up a tenure track position in the Department of Linguistics at UC Davis. Congratulations!

Mancunians at LabPhon17

July 6, 2020 by

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LabPhon17, the biennial conference of the Association for Laboratory Phonology begins today, featuring the following contributions by LEL-affiliates. *Dr* (it’s official!) Stefano Coretta (now at LMU Munich) is presenting a poster with a bit of a downer of a title, but here goes “Meta-analytical estimates of the effect of voicing on vowel duration in English […]

Turton and Baranowski in Journal of Linguistics

April 27, 2020 by

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PhD alumna, Danielle Turton and LEL’s Maciej Baranowski have a new paper out in Journal of Linguistics. The paper is titled “Not quite the same: The social stratification and phonetic conditioning of the FOOT–STRUT vowels in Manchester”, and it reveals new and perplexing facts about the Manchester STRUT vowel. If you’re from Manchester, you probably […]

Coretta in JASA

February 5, 2020 by

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Stefano Coretta has left LEL for Munich (oh how we miss his competent but jolly presence!), but he’s still putting Manchester on the map through his made-in-Manchester papers. The latest has come out in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA is a Big Deal in phonetics), and is titled [SPOILER ALERT] “Longer […]

Linguistics alumna on her experience with speech tech

September 25, 2019 by

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Iqra Zahid graduated from The University of Manchester in summer 2019 with a degree in Linguistics. She has since completed a project for a speech technology company based in Belgium, Acapela. Below is Iqra’s own account of this experience.   Acapela is a company that specialises in text-to-speech technology. I worked at Acapela as a […]

And The Best Outstanding Output Award 2019 goes to…

May 24, 2019 by

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We end this week with the thrilling announcement that our recent graduate, George Bailey, is the winner of the Manchester Doctoral College Best Outstanding Output Award 2019 in the Faculty of Humanities. This award is in recognition of George’s recent paper published in Journal of Sociolinguistics titled ‘Emerging from below the social radar: Incipient evaluation […]

Senior lectureship in Vigo for Nuria Yáñez-Bouza

March 8, 2019 by

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We’re ending the week on a high note with happy news from the continent. Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, LEL alumna, former colleague, and a current Honorary Research Colleague in LEL, has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in the department of English, French and German Philology at the University of Vigo. Nuria’s achievement is all the more impressive […]

YERUN Research Mobility Award for Barrientos-Contreras

January 29, 2019 by

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Congratulations to LEL alumna, Fernanda Barrientos-Contreras, on securing a YERUN (Young European Research University) Research Mobility Award! Fernanda is among 26 scholars awarded an opportunity to spend some time at a partner institution. She is planning to visit the University of Essex, where she will be working with Yuni Kim on phonological representations in L2. […]

Hired! Linguistics alumna in tech

December 14, 2018 by

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Manchet has received most exciting news of a new job for a recent LEL alumna, Emily Driscoll. Emily has just been hired as a as a junior software developer at WorkMobile, a Manchester-based cloud-based data capture specialist. You can read more about the position and the company here. Emily has given us the following update: “It […]

Winter graduation

December 12, 2018 by

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Congratulations to our MA and PhD alumni, who had their degrees conferred at the graduation ceremony on 11th, December! Thanks to Julio, you can feast your eyes on the photographic highlights of the day.