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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.  

Welcome back, Henri!

October 4, 2018 by

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Henri Kauhanen, a celebrated LEL alumnus, is returning to Manchester to take up an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship administered by the Centre for Doctoral Training on Data Analytics and Society, and to reclaim his fame as a Castlefield pub quiz champion. Henri is planning to use the postdoc to continue his work on the Constant Rate Effect, […]