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I came, I saw…

June 5, 2019 by

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LELers past and present, Lauren Fonteyn and Andrea Nini, are in Neuchâtel this week, enjoying academic conferencing, boat trips, chocolate, and idyllic scenery. They are attending ICAME (don’t ask) 40, whose theme is ‘Language in Time, Time in Language’. Manchet’s understanding is that both Lauren and Andrea are #TeamLanguageInTime, but there is also a detectable […]

New AHRC-funded project by Denison and Yáñez-Bouza

May 30, 2019 by

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Two old hands from LEL are still going strong. David Denison (Professor Emeritus) and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza (Honorary Research Fellow but now Senior Lecturer at Vigo) have built a team of four that has just won a major AHRC grant for the project ‘Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers’. Their co-conspirators are the literary scholar Sophie Coulombeau […]

New book by Fonteyn

May 9, 2019 by

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Hot of the press is “Categoriality in Language Change. The Case of the English Gerund” by Lauren Fonteyn, a former LEL colleague. Lauren is now working at the English Department at Leiden University, but will forever be an honorary Manc. The book is available from OUP, and it tells you everything you ever wanted to know […]

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!