Browsing All Posts filed under »historical linguistics«

Welcome to Richard Zimmermann

September 6, 2019 by

Comments Off on Welcome to Richard Zimmermann

With the new academic year just around the corner, we welcome new colleagues to the department. One of them is Dr Richard Zimmermann. He’s moving to Manchester from Switzerland, which, in these tumultuous times, suggests an adventurous spirit. Richard obtained his PhD from the University of Geneva, and his areas of expertise include historical syntax […]

Emma Donington Kiey’s internship

September 2, 2019 by

Comments Off on Emma Donington Kiey’s internship

Our final internship story is by Emma Donington Kiey, a History student, who worked on the project Image to Text: the Mary Hamilton Papers. Emma transcribed an exchange of letters in 1779 between Mary Hamilton and the Prince of Wales, using images provided by the Royal Archives at Windsor, and she marked them up in TEI/XML. […]

Ellie Martin on her internship experience

August 27, 2019 by

Comments Off on Ellie Martin on her internship experience

Ellie Martin is an English Literature student, who spent a few weeks this summer working on a research project led by Marije van Hattum. Below is Ellie’s account of her experience. My summer internship involved working with Marije van Hattum from the Linguistics Department on a corpus of threatening letters and notices from Ireland in […]

Postcard from Kersti

July 8, 2019 by

Comments Off on Postcard from Kersti

Kersti is down under for the International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL)24 http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/ichl24/ and the 24th International LFG Conference (LFG2019) http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/lfg-2019/ in Canberra. She’s killing two conferences with one long-haul trip, which seems only prudent.  Both conferences feature plenaries from Manchester linguists. Nigel Vicent gave a plenary at ICHL on ‘The diachrony of control… and the control of diachrony’, […]

Postcard from Ricardo

July 5, 2019 by

Comments Off on Postcard from Ricardo

It’s that time of the year when Manchester linguists disperse around the globe to research, document, discuss, teach, record, write and think about all things language. They will keep you updated about their endeavours via postcards sent to Manchet. The first one of the season has arrived from Leipzig, where Ricardo has taken up residence […]

How to say no – a historical perspective

June 20, 2019 by

Comments Off on How to say no – a historical perspective

Not just for linguists! Check out this fantastic blog post by George Walkden, about his research with Donald Morrison on historical changes affecting negation in Middle English. Written in plain English and adorned with pretty maps!

I came, I saw…

June 5, 2019 by

Comments Off on I came, I saw…

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 […]