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Empson, Ma, Weingartz and Wu in Semantic Fieldwork Methods

October 18, 2021 by

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Many congratulations to our recent UG graduates Alice Empson, Jiayin Ma, Siena Weingartz, and Xiaoye Wu for their publication in Semantic Field Work Methods! Their paper “Exploring comparison constructions in Ndebele and Mandarin: The storyboard The Twin Dilemma” presents a method for eliciting comparative constructions in semantic fieldwork, using a storyboard. This work originated in […]

LEL linguists at LAGB and UKLVC

September 6, 2021 by

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Two major UK linguistics conferences are taking place this week, both with a strong Mancunian presence. The annual LAGB (Linguistic Association of Great Britain) meeting brings together linguists from various subfields. This year, the heavy lifting on behalf of Manchester is done by Eva Schultze-Berndt, who will deliver two papers: “Modals with different scales: Evidence […]

Mancunians at the TripleA workshop

June 22, 2021 by

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The EighthTripleA workshop is starting tomorrow (23rd June), featuring a strong showing from Manchester LEL. It couldn’t be any other way, given the theme of the workshop, which is semantic fieldwork. Jens Hopperdietzel will be giving an invited talk on “Manner/result polysemy in Daakaka”. In addition to Jens’s plenary, there will be two papers by […]

Bowler’s talk at Tübingen

March 10, 2021 by

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LEL’s Margit Bowler will be the guest at this week’s colloquium organised by the C1 project at the University of Tübingen. She will be presenting on “Perspectives on cross-linguistic variation in degree constructions”. It’s an open research colloquium, so anyone interested in hearing about Margit’s research (and Emily’s and Ryan’s and Andrew’s – they all […]

Mancunians at Sinn und Bedeutung 25

September 1, 2020 by

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One of the main semantics conferences, Sinn und Bedeutung 25, is happening online this week, hosted virtually by University College London and Queen Mary University of London. It wouldn’t be a semantics party without the Mancunians, so you won’t be surprised to hear that the conference will see multiple contributions from the usual LEL suspects. […]

Hohaus at AFLA 27

August 18, 2020 by

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The 27th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association is coming up this week, featuring a talk by LEL’s Vera Hohaus on “Flavours of Samoan Modality: The Split between Epistemic and Root”. The conference is fully online and free to attend. Check out the programe here and if you’re tempted, you can reguster via […]

Hanink in NLLT

July 27, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Emily Hanink on her new paper in Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. The paper is on “DP structure and internally headed relatives in Washo”. The paper is truly impressive in scope – the number of endnotes alone (whopping 42) tells you that Emily thought about everything there is to think about on the […]

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. […]

LEL students create resources for language documentation

June 11, 2020 by

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Check out these new wonderful resources for language documentation created by LEL students: Alice Empson, Siena Weingartz, Megan Meunier, Jiayin Ma, Joseph Carroll, Bayse Genc, Xiaoye Wu and Qingcheng Zeng. They have all been working with Vera Hohaus and Margit Bowler, as part of the UG Scholars initiative. The fruits of their labour are storyboards […]

UG Scholars opportunities in LEL

November 1, 2019 by

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Manchester LEL colleagues are ever so keen to include UG students in their research on language, as evidenced by our enthusiastic uptake of the summer UG internship programme, Learning through Research. While summer is well and truly over, UG linguistics research is not, and students can now apply to participate in the following research activities […]