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Ricardo in Indiana

September 19, 2017 by

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This week Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero will be in Bloomington as a guest of the Linguistics Department of Indiana University. Today (Tuesday 19 September) Ricardo will be giving two talks. In the early afternoon we will be addressing the phonetics and phonology reading group on the topic of ‘The allophony of English /aɪ/ reconsidered’. In the early […]

LEL’s PhD students and staff have a busy summer full of talks

July 7, 2017 by

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Summer is by tradition academic conference season, and so LEL’s people are very busy busy doing a lot of (work-related) travel. Last week, for instance, two of our Mancunian PhD students gave a talk at FWAV-4 in York. George Bailey talked about Synchronic evidence for diachronic pathways of change: /g/-deletion and the life cycle of phonological […]

Gopal and Nichols at OCP

February 23, 2017 by

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LEL PhD students Deepthi Gopal and Stephen Nichols were in Düsseldorf this week for the Old World Conference on Phonology 2017, presenting a paper on Sonorant-conditioned mid vowel lowering in Turkish. They were joined by Yang Li, an alumnus of our BA English Language programme (2013), now a PhD student at Cambridge. His talk was on Complete […]

Strycharczuk in Pisa

January 29, 2017 by

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LEL lecturer Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk visited Pisa this week for a conference on Sources and functions of speech variation: disentangling the role of biological and social factors. Pat’s paper was with James Scobbie and dealt with Towards systematic exploration of variation in gestural timing: /l/ vocalisation in Southern British English; you can view the abstract […]

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 […]

mFiL makes a comeback!

December 6, 2016 by

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The fifth instalment of the Manchester Forum in Linguistics (mFiL) will be held at the University of Manchester on 28-29 April 2017, having last being held on 6-7 November 2015. The call for papers has just been announced and you can see it here (deadline 27 January). This year’s plenary speakers will include, among others, […]

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 […]