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Welcome to Richard Zimmermann

September 6, 2019 by

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With the new academic year just around the corner, we welcome new colleagues to the department. One of them is Dr Richard Zimmermann. He’s moving to Manchester from Switzerland, which, in these tumultuous times, suggests an adventurous spirit. Richard obtained his PhD from the University of Geneva, and his areas of expertise include historical syntax […]

Yuyang Guan’s internship

August 30, 2019 by

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Yuyang Guan is a student in Actuarial Science, who has been assisting Andrea Nini with the development of an R Shiny App for mapping lexical frequency. Below is his own account of his internship. My work in this program is mainly about visualizing the frequency of the use of words in different areas of the U.S. […]

Ellie Martin on her internship experience

August 27, 2019 by

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Ellie Martin is an English Literature student, who spent a few weeks this summer working on a research project led by Marije van Hattum. Below is Ellie’s account of her experience. My summer internship involved working with Marije van Hattum from the Linguistics Department on a corpus of threatening letters and notices from Ireland in […]

Postcard from Andrea

July 29, 2019 by

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Andrea sends his saluti from Cardiff, where he attended the International Corpus Linguistics conference. He presented a talk on: “Frequency-free authorship attribution: Testing the n-gram tracing method” (talk co-authored with Jack Grieve from Uni of Birmingham). This postcard comes with a PowerPoint attachment, featuring slides so beautiful they’ll make you cry like a baby. On closer inspection, […]