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Mancunians at r-atics

November 5, 2019 by

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There is such a thing as a conference series dedicated to r. That’s not the statistical package R, but r-the-sound. Every once in a while someone suggests that the conference should maybe expand to also include l, but that drastic step has not yet been taken, as the community keeps its focus. If you’re a […]

Mancunians at LAGB

September 12, 2019 by

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Hot on the heels of the UK Language Variation and Change, London is hosting the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. Keeping Virgin Trains in business, a rather large Mancunian contingent is in attendance, with the following contributions: Juliette Angot The meanings of je pense and je crois in French interaction Stephen Nichols and Henri […]

Mancunian linguists reach Mile End

September 3, 2019 by

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East London’s Greggs are on high alert, as a group of Manchester linguists are at Queen Mary University of London this week, attending UK Language Variation and Change 12. UKLVC is a biennial conference on language variation and change, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. The Mancs are carrying the torch for Northern accents there, presenting three different […]

Postcard from Eva

August 29, 2019 by

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Just in! Here’s what it says. After Ricardo’s this is the second postcard from Leipzig this summer! To be honest I’ve already left Leipzig but had too busy a time while there, attending this year’s conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (sle19.eu) –  especially since it all started off with accumulated delays on my train journey […]

RUSE! Do not play fast and loose with language change

August 22, 2019 by

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RUSE2019 conference has come, been and gone, but the aftershocks are still very much noticeable in the language change community. Manchet reporters were on the scene as the conference drew to a close yesterday, and can confirm that rivers of coffee had been drunk, ideas had been discussed, and inspiration was felt all round. For […]

Postcard from Delia

August 21, 2019 by

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Delia sends her greetings from Buffalo, New York, where she is attending The International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG2019). Delia’s own contribution is a talk on “The logical structure of verbs of quantized and non-quantized change”, and she has also served as a programme committee member for the conference.

Postcard from Pat

August 5, 2019 by

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Pat is down under, attending the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 2019, the quadrennial phonetics fest bringing together more or less everyone who dabbles in sounds. She’s there carrying the torch for Northern Englishes, with a presentation on the variation in the STRUT vowel in the North of England, and its mysterious relationship to house […]