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Baranowski’s paper sparks a media frenzy

April 4, 2023 by

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A recent study by Maciej Baranowski found that one of the traditional features of Manchester speech, the ‘hoarse’-‘horse’ contrast has all but disappeared in Southern Manchester, but it can still be observed in some North Manchester speakers. You heard it here first: Manchet reported on this in early February. Other media outlets have now picked […]

Ricardo’s mathematical moment

July 8, 2021 by

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LEL’s Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero has been interviewed by the American Mathematical Society about his research on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of linguistic features (joint with Henri Kauhanen, Deepthi Gopal and Tobias Galla, see here). The interview, along with a poster, is part of the “Mathematical Moments” program, which promotes the application of […]

Matras and Villa-García talk bilingualism

May 25, 2021 by

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The second instalment of the Bilingualism Series hosted by Instituto Cervantes (see previous post) will feature two LEL linguists discussing bilingualism, multilingualism, and language contact. Professor Emeritus Yaron Matras will be interviewed on these topics by Julio Villa-García. The interview, titled “Bilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities”, is scheduled for Wednesday, 26 May 2021, at 6pm BST, and […]

Villa-García blogs

May 12, 2021 by

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Check out Julio Villa-García’s contribution to the SALC Making a Difference blog. Julio’s blogpost, titled “Bilingualism Series – No Child Left Monolingual”, discusses a new series of talks on the subject of multilingualism, hosted by Instituto Cervantes of Manchester & Leeds. The series features some familiar names, so stay tuned for more updates. The blogpost […]

Khoi on the NSFP podcast

January 21, 2021 by

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PhD student Anh-Khoi Nguyen was a guest on the Not Safe for Publication (NFSP) podcast, a podcast about PhD life run by a group of PGR Researcher in our School. Click here to hear Khoi talk about his research, and also about language, linguistics, life, love and Manchester.

Villa-García on “Living bilingually”

April 30, 2020 by

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Earlier in April, LEL’s Julio Villa-García gave an an invited lecture at the Instituto Cervantes of Manchester and Leeds, as part of the Panhispanic Studies Series. The topic of the lecture was “Living Bilingually”, and the lecture was delivered synchronously on Zoom. If you missed it, do not despair, because the recording is now publicly […]

For the lovers of Old English

April 22, 2020 by

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If you like Old English, you really need to check out Richard’s Old English treasure trove of a website. Equally, if you you don’t yet know whether or not you like Old English, but you would like to develop a preference, this website is a must-visit corner of the internet. It has everything: its very own […]

How to say no – a historical perspective

June 20, 2019 by

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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!

Julio’s TedX talk now online

May 22, 2019 by

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We promised, we deliver. If you missed it, if you saw it, but want to see it again, and for our friends, fans and strategic partners around the world, you can now watch Julio’s TedX talk here.

The Forensic Authorship Analysis Roundtable goes viral

May 20, 2019 by

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If you can’t watch spectacular events live, the next best thing is to gather your friends, and watch them together on telly, which is how Eurovision parties came to exist (incidentally, Iceland was *robbed* this year). Manchet has just found out that the Forensic Authorship Analysis Roundtable was live-streamed at the Forensic Linguistics Laboratory of […]