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We’re all getting up on the lingo thanks to Andrea

October 23, 2018 by

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Andrea Nini, our expert on all things language and crime, is now also expertly navigating the confusing world of social media. Andrea’s research on American slang terms traced though Twitter, joint with Jack Grieve and Diansheng Guo, features in this episode of Studies Show on Youtube. Essential viewing if you want to keep up with the […]

10 minutes with… Dr Lauren Fonteyn.

July 2, 2018 by

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After what seemed like an eternity, Manchet is back with another ’10 minutes with’-interview. And only just in time – because the staff member featured today will be leaving LEL for another department closer to what she calls home. Dr Lauren Fonteyn, a Belgian chocolate-, frites-, and beer-enthusiast, completed her PhD at the University of […]

Jack Grieve @ LEL Research Seminar

March 18, 2018 by

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Next week, we welcome Jack Grieve at the LEL Research Seminars. Jack is a Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. His primary research interests are “language variation and change through the quantitative analysis of large corpora of natural language data.” His talk will focus on language change led by cultural change […]

Andrea Nini, Dear Boss, and Saucy Jack

February 1, 2018 by

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The talk of the day is LEL’s very own Andrea Nini, who recently published an article on authorship analysis of some ‘Jack the Ripper’ letters. The news has gotten, to put it lightly, massive attention, as reported in the university of Manchester’s news letter: A researcher at the University has solved a mystery surrounding Jack […]

Journal of Phonetics award for Strycharczuk

October 27, 2017 by

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Manchet has previously reported on Pat’s painstaking research into pronunciation differences between ruler (=‘measuring device’) and ruler (=‘political leader’). Pat’s recent paper on this subject, titled ‘Gradual or abrupt? The phonetic path to morphologisation’ has been awarded a prize by The Journal of Phonetics for a Best Early Career Scholar’s Article of The Year. The […]

Ditte Boeg Thomsen at LEL Research Seminar

September 26, 2017 by

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This academic year’s LEL Research Seminar series will kick off on October 3rd with a presentation by Dr Ditte Boeg Thomsen. Ditte is a senior research associate at the Linguistics and English Language department of Lancaster University. Her expertise lies in the field of child language acquisition, and she is particularly interested in the relation […]

While we were away…

September 21, 2017 by

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It might have been quiet on Manchet, but that does not mean the department was. Over the summer, staff and PhD students of LEL have been talking a great deal about their research. Our PhD students travelled from the UK (Canterbury, York, Cardiff) to the US (Texas and New York) with their research: Hannah Booth […]