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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 […]

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 […]