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Graham Stevens at LEL seminar

December 9, 2019 by

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Please join us this Tuesday for the last seminar of the semester for a talk by our colleague Graham Stevens from the Department of Philosophy, who specialises in philosophy of language. Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 4.30pm, Samuel Alexander A7 Dr. Graham Stevens (The University of Manchester) “Monstrous Messages and Displaced Communications” ::: ABSTRACT ::: David […]

Christopher Carignan at LEL seminar

November 18, 2019 by

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If this week’s seminar title doesn’t convince you to come, Manchet doesn’t know what will. The speaker, Christopher Carignan from the University College London, will give a paper on “How to build a Linguistic Time Machine (instructions included)“. The talk will be in SamAlex A7 on Tuesday 19th November at 4.30pm. Below is a short […]

Andrew Koontz-Garboden at LEL seminar

November 11, 2019 by

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The LEL seminar this week (12th November) is the linguistic equivalent to Beyonce playing a gig in her home town (that’s Houston, Texas should you wonder) to a select audience of 60. Our own legendary Andrew Koontz-Garboden will give a paper on “State/change of state polysemy and the lexical semantics of property¬†concept lexemes” The talk […]

Richard Zimmermann at LEL seminar

November 4, 2019 by

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This week’s seminar talk (Tuesday, 5th November 2019) is by our new Swiss import, Richard Zimmermann. He will tell us about “Cool things to do with corpora:¬†Experiments on word embedding and lexical dispersion”. The talk will be in SamAlex A115 at 4.30pm. Below is a short teaser: Recently developed corpus methods are inspiring incredibly diverse […]

Ann-Marie Hunter at LEL seminar

October 14, 2019 by

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This week, we welcome Ann-Marie Hunter (University of Leeds) to the LEL seminar. She will give a paper on “Providing practice in the second language classroom: The Poster Carousel revisited”. The talk will be on Tuesday 15th October in SamAlex A7 at 4.30pm. Drinks in the common room will follow, to which all are welcome. […]

Is it an LEL hike? Yes it is!

October 10, 2019 by

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There is a well-established, if inexplicable, correlation between having an interest in language and having an interest in treading through mud in uneven terrain. Further evidence comes from the attached pictures of the latest LEL hike. Present were Andrew, Emily, Margit, Tine, Ryan and Lisa, this week’s seminar speaker.  

Lisa Matthewson at LEL seminar

October 7, 2019 by

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The seminar talk this week will be by Lisa Matthewson¬†(featured photo from Lisa’s website) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, presenting joint work with Yuto Hirayama on “Temporal Evidentials without Tense”. The talk will be on Tuesday, 8th October 2019 at 4.3pm in Samuel Alexander A7. As usual, there will be drinks afterwards. All […]