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May 26, 2019 by

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The Manchester Phonology Meeting has just seen its 27th edition. The conference is a firm favourite for phonologists around the world. It annually welcomes over a hundred delegates, and it’s documented to trigger a rare meteorological phenomenon in our fine city, known as ‘sunshine’. This year, the conference was hosted, for the first time, at a new […]

Forensic Authorship Analysis Roundtable

May 14, 2019 by

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If you’re in Manchester, on top of your agenda tomorrow (15th May) should be the 1st Roundtable on Practices and Standards in Forensic Authorship Analysis. Here’s what we know about it. “The event, supported by the International Association of Forensic Linguists ( and hosted by the Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Manchester (, […]

Linguists walk to the pub the long way round

May 12, 2019 by

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Please enjoy these photos from today’s LEL hike, featuring moors, stunning Northern scenery, adventure-clad colleagues, and well-deserved pints of ale. All photos courtesy of Julio.

Linguistics talks on 7th May

May 7, 2019 by

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Yes, you read talkS right. We have not one, not two, but three linguistics talks happening today, so here’s hoping you’ve kept your schedule clear, although simple bilocation would do too. Marije and Henri will be presenting at the Digital Humanities Work-in-Progress Afternoon. Marije’s talk will take place 2.30 – 3, and she will speak […]

Another roaring success for mFiL

May 6, 2019 by

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The past week saw another edition of the Manchester Forum in Linguistics, and yet again, it was a hugely successful event. The first mFiL was organised in Manchester in 2012, and it set a new tradition of inviting early career academics as plenary speakers. This has continued over the years, giving students and ECRs in […]

Vera Hohaus at LEL seminar

April 29, 2019 by

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We are back this week with the LEL seminar series.  This coming Tuesday (30th, April), the talk will be by our very own Vera Hohaus, who will speak on ‘Samoan comparison constructions, past and present’ An abstract is below. The seminar will take place in A215 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks […]

Katherine Twomey at LEL seminar

April 1, 2019 by

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This week’s LEL seminar will be given by Katherine Twomey from the Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing of the University of Manchester. She will speak on: ‘Beyond words: Nonlinguistic and robotic perspectives on early language acquisition’ An abstract is below. The seminar will take place in A113 in Samuel Alexander, on Tuesday 2nd […]