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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 […]

APEX award for Bermúdez-Otero and Galla

May 20, 2021 by

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Linguistics and astrophysics may be an unlikely combination, but it’s proving to be a winning one! We already know it from the study of geospatial distribution of linguistic features by Henri Kauhanen, Deepthi Gopal, Tobias Galla and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero in Sciences Advances, and it seems these four are not done yet. In most recent news, […]

Special issue of “Journal of Historical Pragmatics” edited by Mosegaard Hansen

March 17, 2021 by

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LEL’s Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen has served as a guest editor for a special issue on “The role of pragmatics in cyclic language change”, which is out now in Journal of Historical Pragmatics. The issue brings together an introduction by Maj-Britt and six articles on the topic of cyclic change. The link to the special issue […]

Bermúdez-Otero in Glossa

January 5, 2021 by

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By now you will have surely devoured the Science Advances paper co-authored by Ricardo, and if you have an appetite for more, we have good news for you. Ricardo has done a Hohaus, which is Manchester slang for “published multiple impressive papers in a ridiculously short window of time”. The paper you’re about to discover […]

LEL linguists past and present in Science Advances

January 4, 2021 by

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Science Advances, an interdisciplinary science journal with an impact factor of 7 billion or thereabouts, has just published a paper penned by a fabulous line-up with more than a touch of LEL. In the driver seat is PhD alumnus Henri Kauhanen (now at Konstanz), joined by Deepthi Gopal (PhD alumna, now at Cambridge), Tobias Galla […]