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Ultrafest X in Manchester

November 7, 2022 by

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Last week, Manchester hosted Ultrafest X. While the name of the meeting might evoke wide and wild associations, Manchet hastens to clarify that Ultrafest it is in fact a conference dedicated to the use of ultrasound tongue imaging in speech and language research, now in its 10th edition. The conference brought together 40 in-person delegates […]

Tripla AFLA Workshop at Manchester

July 6, 2022 by

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Last week, Manchester hosted TripleAFLA, a joint conference combining the 9th TripleA workshop for semantic fieldworkers and the 29th annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA). The organising team were Vera Hohaus, Jens Hopperdietzel, Margit Bowler, Emily Hanink and Andrew Koontz-Garboden. The conference featured 28 presenters and six invited speakers, and it was attended […]

Serge Sagna at LEL Seminar

April 26, 2022 by

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This week’s LEL Seminar will feature our very own Serge Sagna, who will speak about noun classes in Eegimaa. The seminar will be today (Tuesday, 26th April) at 4pm in Sam Alex A201, and you can also follow it on Zoom. The abstract is below. A new look into the world of noun classes:  morphosyntactic […]

Morrison in JIPA

January 11, 2022 by

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It’s a great start of the year for LEL’s Donald Morrison whose paper has just appeared in Journal of the International Phonetic Association. The paper, titled “Vowel allophony in Ness Gaelic: Phonetic and phonological patterns of laxing and retraction”, documents a number of phonological processes affecting the vowels in the dialect of Scottish Gaelic spoken in […]

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 […]