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Postcard from Vera

August 12, 2019 by

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It seems that the Southern Hemisphere is the preferred destination for Manchester linguists this summer. Vera is the latest colleague to venture there, and here’s what she says: Talofa mai Samoa! I’m lucky to spend almost another four weeks in Samoa, on the island of Upolu, to learn more about the land, the culture and, […]

Postcard from Martina

July 22, 2019 by

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Greetings from Cusco, Manchet! For the last two weeks, I’ve been in Cusco, Peru, on holiday. Walking steps (at 3200m altitude) keeps me fit and rewards me with amazing views. While not doing fieldwork this time round, I’ve met up with Quechua-speaking friends and have been able to confirm some data from previous fieldwork. I’m […]

Hohaus gives a keynote at AFLA26

May 28, 2019 by

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The Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) met for the 26th time last week, featuring a plenary talk by no other than LEL’s Vera Hohaus. Vera spoke on ‘Variation and Language Change in Meaning Composition’. She is pictured above with fellow Samoanists who were also in attendance, Rebecca Tollan (U of Toronto), Jens Hoppersietzel (Humboldt-Universität zu […]