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UG dissertation gets publicity

October 5, 2017 by

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The UG dissertation of Amy Portwood, called ‘All in a Name: Parental Naming Activity in Multilingual Manchester’ (submitted in May 2017, supervised by Prof Yaron Matras) has received some publicity. For her dissertation, Amy set out to ask 120 local mothers about the names given to their children born between 2010- 2015 (now aged between two and […]

Babies’ first gestures in the news

November 8, 2016 by

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Research by LEL’s Thea Cameron-Faulkner along with her colleagues in Psychology, Elena Lieven, Laura Boundy and Anna Theakston, has made the news! You can read the press release here, and it has also appeared in the Mirror and the Daily Mail. The research deals with the development of gestures in tiny little babies, 10 months […]

Plants, animals and words

October 13, 2016 by

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Manchet has just learned that LEL PhD alumna Candide Simard – now at SOAS – was on the radio this summer to talk about her work with the Plants, Animals, Words (PAW) project. Candide featured on Science Hour on 29th August. Unfortunately, the clip isn’t available to listen to, but you can find out more […]

In the field, around the world

October 5, 2016 by

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The latest issue of Arts Research – the School’s magazine focusing on exciting research being carried out by SALC staff – features a full-page exposé on the many LEL researchers involved in linguistic fieldwork around the world. It’s safe to say that this is an area in which LEL at Manchester is internationally outstanding. Yuni […]

Julio and Spanglish in the news

September 16, 2016 by

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Lecturer Julio Villa-García features this week in the Spanish newspaper El Nueva España for his talk, Spanglish or how to mezclar dos lenguas successfully, at the University of Oviedo. Nice work, Julio! Featured image: Julio giving his talk. From the Nueva España news story.

Castle vs. Newcastle

March 5, 2016 by

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Danielle Turton, English phonology expert extraordinaire and LEL PhD alum, has been featured in the Chronicle, giving her opinion on the portrayal of the Geordie accent in the US TV series Castle. Danielle knows what she’s talking about: not only is she extremely knowledgeable about phonological variation generally, but she has also had the chance […]

Decoding language: interview with Yaron Matras

February 4, 2016 by

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Yaron Matras is featured this week in an interview for the Pune Mirror, in which he talks about his work on the Roma and Romani. You can read the full interview here! Featured image: Yaron, from the Pune Mirror article (photo by Nikhil Ghorpade).