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Nichols & Bailey at LEL seminar

October 9, 2018 by

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This week’s LEL seminar will feature a talk as Mancunian as a miserable Morrissey lyric scribbled on a red brick wall, and half washed away by the constant rain. Our two own PhD students, Stephen Nichols and George Bailey, will present their award winning research on a recent sound change and its development in the […]

Víctor Acedo-Matellán at LEL seminar

October 1, 2018 by

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This week’s LEL seminar will be by Víctor Acedo-Matellán from Oxford University. His talk ‘Roots, categorial heads, and locality in morphology’ will be in A102 at 4.15 tomorrow Tuesday 2 October. The talk will be followed by a glass of wine or juice. All are welcome!   The abstract for his talk is: The talk, which expands […]

Nini at LEL seminar

September 21, 2018 by

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you will have heard about Andrea Nini’s investigation of Jack the Ripper’s letters. However, with all the media frenzy around this case, it’s hard to know the hard scientific facts from fake news anymore. Enter the LEL Seminar Series, giving you a chance […]

Luisa Marti @ LEL Research Seminar

May 2, 2018 by

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On Wednesday 9th May, we welcome Dr Luisa Marti, of Queen Mary University of London, to the LEL Research Seminar. Luisa is a “theoretical linguist with a specialization in semantics and its interfaces with morpho-syntax and pragmatics”. She describes her current work as follows: “[it] investigates issues such as the nature of natural language quantification, […]

Roumyana Slabakova @ LEL Research Seminar

April 26, 2018 by

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On Tuesday 1st May, LEL welcomes Professor Roumyana Slabakova, of the University of Southampton. Roumyana is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Center for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) and describes her research interests as follows: “My research is grounded in generative linguistic theory and explores the second language (L2) acquisition […]

Marina Terkourafi @ LEL Seminar

April 18, 2018 by

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Next week, on Tuesday 24th April, we welcome Marina Terkourafi at the LEL Research Seminar. Marina specialises in pragmatics and sociolinguistics at the University of Leiden. Her primary research areas concern “issues of pragmatic variation and experimental pragmatics”. She has been conducting fieldwork in Cyprus, with “extensive research on the use of politeness markers, the […]

Helen Buckler @ LEL Research Seminar

April 10, 2018 by

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On Tuesday 17th April, LEL welcomes Helen Buckler, Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Nottingham. Helen’s main research areas focus on “how infants and children acquire language(s) from the speech they hear”, investigating both the “acoustic properties of infant- and child-directed speech, and how this relates to speech perception […]