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Different perspectives on proper noun modifiers

December 20, 2016 by

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Dr Tine Breban and alumna Dr Julia Kolkmann will be hosting a workshop on Different perspectives on proper noun modifiers at BICLCE 2017 in Vigo, 28-30 September 2017. The deadline for submissions to the Tine & Julia workshop is 15th Jan, so get writing! Here is the full call for papers. Submissions and queries should […]

Denison on Japan tour

November 14, 2016 by

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LEL professor emeritus David Denison is embarking on a three-week trip to Japan in November-December. It’s a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Visiitng Fellowship. At Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata he will be introduced by Dr Ayumi Miura, a lecturer who is a former Manchester PhD student. There will be three other […]

Mancs at NWAV 45

November 10, 2016 by

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Maciej Baranowski, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, PhD student George Bailey and PhD alum Danielle Turton have been in Vancouver this weekend for New Ways of Analysing Variation 45, presenting their paper Ahead but not faster: the effect of high token frequency on sound change. The paper also contains a nod to fellow Mancunians Kauhanen & Walkden’s model […]

Plants, animals and words

October 13, 2016 by

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Manchet has just learned that LEL PhD alumna Candide Simard – now at SOAS – was on the radio this summer to talk about her work with the Plants, Animals, Words (PAW) project. Candide featured on Science Hour on 29th August. Unfortunately, the clip isn’t available to listen to, but you can find out more […]

Welcome to Andrea, Lauren and Pat!

September 6, 2016 by

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It’s a new academic year and our division sees three new faces to go with it: Andrea Nini, Lauren Fonteyn, and Patrycja Strycharczuk. Dr Andrea Nini comes to us from Aston University, where he held a postdoctoral position at the Centre for Forensic Linguistics. His research specialism is quantitative sociolinguistics and dialectology, as well as […]

Graduation 2016

July 24, 2016 by

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This week, over a hundred LEL undergraduate students received their degrees in a stiflingly hot but nevertheless good-spirited Whitworth Hall. At Wednesday’s 4:45 ceremony, LEL’s Professor Kersti Börjars was officiating in full presidential regalia, with George Walkden reading out the names. Particular congratulations to Lucy Giannasi and Yifei Wang, who both received a lucrative Outstanding […]

Easter conference round-up

April 5, 2016 by


Current and former LEL researchers have been haring around the place to give some eggcellent talks at a variety of conferences! BAAP 2016 in Lancaster last week featured PhD alumni Patrycja Strycharczuk, Michaela Hejná and Jonathan Morris, as well as former undergraduate students Shichao Wang, Yang Li, and Sarah Mahmood, who are all now active […]