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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 […]

Karolina Grzech @ LEL Research Seminar

February 19, 2018 by

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On Wednesday 21st February we welcome Karolina Grzech, research associate at SOAS, to the LEL Research Seminars. Karoina’s primary interests are ‘array of phenomena related to spoken discourse, including the use of discourse markers in interaction and pragmatic structuring of talk’ and ‘the methodology of fieldwork’. In particular, her studies focus on ‘Tena Kichwa, a […]

Anders Holmberg @ LEL Research Seminar

February 6, 2018 by

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Next Tuesday (Feb 13, 2018) LEL welcomes Anders Holmberg, Professor in Theoretical Linguistics at the Newcastle University. Holmberg’s research talk will focus on the compositionality of compound nouns in Swedish and Chinese. Here’s the abstract: Abstract I will discuss the structure of words, particularly compound nouns, in a set of languages including Swedish and two […]

Journal of Phonetics award for Strycharczuk

October 27, 2017 by

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Manchet has previously reported on Pat’s painstaking research into pronunciation differences between ruler (=‘measuring device’) and ruler (=‘political leader’). Pat’s recent paper on this subject, titled ‘Gradual or abrupt? The phonetic path to morphologisation’ has been awarded a prize by The Journal of Phonetics for a Best Early Career Scholar’s Article of The Year. The […]

‘Mancunians, not Manchesterians’ – Fonteyn’s interview in Atlas Obscura

July 8, 2017 by

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On July 6, travel and info guide Atlas Obscura published an interview with historical linguist Lauren Fonteyn on the wondrous world of demonyms. A demonym is a word used to describe a person from or a property of a certain place. For instance, Londoner is the demonym of London, and Belgian is the demonym of Belgium. As aptly noted by Dan […]

Professor Delia Bentley presenting at all new Langwidge Sandwidge

March 22, 2017 by

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After a period of inactivity, the LEL Langwidge Sandwidge talks have been revived! The first speaker of the all new Sandwidge series is Delia Bentley, who will be talking about her ongoing research on result state adjectives (in Italo-Romance languages; see abstract below). The event details are as follows: Room Booked: Simon Building, room 4.38 […]

Morphology-syntax interactions in language change

November 11, 2016 by

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Our seminar speaker for Tuesday 15th November will be Alexandra Simonenko (McGill/Ghent) on Structural and acquisition-based models of the morphology-syntax interactions in language change. The talk will be based on joint work with Benoit Crabbé (Alpage) and Sophie Prévost (LaTTiCe). It will take place at 4.15pm, as usual, in Samuel Alexander A113, followed by drinks […]