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Midterm update from UMass

March 15, 2016 by

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This post is guest-written by Alberto Moron Hernandez, and is the second in a series. All images by Alberto. A CompSci major, a Cognitive Science one and a Linguist on exchange walk into a hackathon. Besides being the start to the world’s most boring joke, this was how one of the best weekends I’ve had […]

Kia ora from New Zealand!

March 12, 2016 by

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This post is guest-written by second-year LEL student Molly Joslin. I am half way through my second week at The University of Auckland and thought that this would be a good time to write my first post. My experience so far has been challenging for sure, but also equally exhilarating. It has taken me a […]

Why you should make UMass Amherst your destination abroad

January 26, 2016 by

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A number of Manchester students study abroad for a semester each year. This post is guest-written by Alberto Moron Hernandez (pictured), who’s just started his time at UMass Amherst. Do you like cold weather? Enjoy lectures delivered in charming American accents? Want to study at a world-class Linguistics department? Then you’re probably right to be […]

Six tips for making the most of final year

January 13, 2016 by

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This post is guest-written by third-year LEL student Perisha Kudhail. As all final year students will feel, another chapter of life will soon come to a close. The sudden realization that this time next year, we could be in full time work and supporting ourselves is a reality that we cannot avoid. What are my […]

In the thoughts of… Laurel MacKenzie

November 12, 2015 by

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Today’s instalment of In the thoughts of… focuses on the award-winningly awesome Dr Laurel MacKenzie. Her full profile is below. Let us know in the comments or via Twitter or Facebook who you would like us to ask next! Perisha Kudhail / Julie Lalouette / Lucy Giannasi

In the thoughts of… George Walkden

October 16, 2015 by

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Today, our blog Manchet opens a new category: ‘in the thoughts of… ‘. Entirely designed by students for students, its aim is to provide information on our lecturers in the Linguistics and English Language division. Let’s be honest, we are all slightly curious about their interests as well as what they like or dislike. From now […]

Ten Minutes With… Tine Breban

September 23, 2015 by

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A familiar face to the MA students to whom she is the Academic Advisor, Tine is a lecturer in Linguistics specializing in English grammar. Growing up in Belgium, Tine is the University’s resident expert in Belgian chocolate and Dutch idioms (particularly ones involving animals). After thinking she’d never leave Belgium, Tine changed her mind after […]

Ten Minutes With… Wendell Kimper

September 19, 2015 by

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This week, Ten Minutes With... interviews Wendell Kimper.

Ten Minutes With… Yuni Kim

December 19, 2014 by

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Next up is Yuni Kim or, for those of us familiar with the desperation of IPA transcription practice 5 minutes before our exam, [juni kɪm]. Originally from Pennsylvania, Yuni studied at Harvard and later at the University of California at Berkeley, specialising in phonology and phonetics. Although Yuni never intended to end up in the […]

Ten Minutes With… Laurel MacKenzie

December 12, 2014 by

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Next to subject herself to our panic-inducing interrogation is Laurel MacKenzie, lecturer in English Linguistics specialising in sociolinguistics and language variation. Laurel grew up in Texas but soon escaped to California where she studied Linguistics and French and later did her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. A former LEL PhD student, Danielle Turton, told […]