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Mancunians at UKCLC2020

July 29, 2020 by

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The UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2020 is happening this week “in Birmingham”, featuring two papers from LEL linguists. Andrea Nini, Michael Cameron and Colin Murphy are giving a paper titled “Is each person’s lexicogrammatical system unique? An experimental study on linguistic individuality”. The paper is based on Michael and Colin’s MA research targeting the same […]

Mancunians at TripleA 7 Workshop

July 24, 2020 by

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The TripleA 7 Workshop is taking place this week online. The TripleA workshop series is a venue focused on semantics, fieldwork, and languages from Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. This could not scream “Manchester” louder if it was an indie band from the 80s singing dark lyrics to bright sound of guitars in an abandoned warehouse. […]

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 […]

Attend GLOW from the comfort of your own home

April 9, 2020 by

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Attending a linguistics conference has never been easier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly. The flagship generative linguistics conference, GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) has just started online. It’s the 43rd edition of GLOW, but the first one ever to be held online, and the organisers, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, have done a stellar job […]

Mancunians at 42 DGfS Meeting

March 17, 2020 by

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If this post seems like something from another time, that’s because it is. This is a report from a conference that happened over 10 days ago, when taking a plane to attend a large meeting in another country seemed normal. Dated or not, it features linguistics, and happiness, so here goes. The Center for Linguistics […]

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 […]