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Senior lectureship in Vigo for Nuria Yáñez-Bouza

March 8, 2019 by

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We’re ending the week on a high note with happy news from the continent. Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, LEL alumna, former colleague, and a current Honorary Research Colleague in LEL, has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in the department of English, French and German Philology at the University of Vigo. Nuria’s achievement is all the more impressive […]

Celebrating David Denison

February 1, 2019 by

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On Friday 18 January we celebrated David Denison’s remarkable career in English Language and Linguistics with a reception at Christie’s Bistro. David – inspiring colleague, supervisor and friend to many of us – was presented with a pre-publication copy of the volume collected in his honour Categories, Constructions, and Change in English Syntax, edited by Nuria […]

Bailey at PhilSoc

November 13, 2018 by

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George Bailey, who is two achievements away from getting his own dedicated category on Manchet, has been invited to speak at the upcoming meeting of the Philological Society, hosted by the University of Sheffield. George’s contribution will focus on the social meaning of the  [ŋɡ] variable in the North of England, and its role (or […]

Successful viva for Victoria Thomas

November 6, 2018 by

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LEL is proud to present its most newly minted PhD, Victoria Thomas. Victoria has just passed her viva, defending a dissertation on ‘Auxiliary omission in German embedded clauses from 1650 to 1800’. This dissertation project was supervised by Kersti and Tine, while the examiners where Prof Ulrike Demske (Potsdam) and Eva. Manchet congratulates!

Booth viva-ed

November 5, 2018 by

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Congratulations to Hannah Booth on passing her viva! Hannah has successfully defended a dissertation on “Expletives and clause structure: syntactic change in Icelandic” last Friday. The PhD was supervised by Kersti and Tine, with John as a panel members. The examiners were Helge Lødrup (Oslo), and our own Delia. We have come to know Hannah […]

Mancunians at ICEHL

September 17, 2018 by

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The 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL XX) saw an excellent representation from Manchester LEL. The following contributions came from current LEL postgraduate students and staff. Moretti. The origin of auxiliary do: evidence from Old English Bermúdez-Otero. Diagnostics of the moraic trochee from Proto-Germanic to the present: (LL)~(H) equivalence, (LH) and (HL) avoidance […]

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 […]