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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 […]

Mancs at NWAV 45

November 10, 2016 by

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Maciej Baranowski, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, PhD student George Bailey and PhD alum Danielle Turton have been in Vancouver this weekend for New Ways of Analysing Variation 45, presenting their paper Ahead but not faster: the effect of high token frequency on sound change. The paper also contains a nod to fellow Mancunians Kauhanen & Walkden’s model […]

Lauren in Linguistics Vanguard

September 23, 2016 by

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A paper by Lauren Fonteyn features in the most recent issue of Linguistics Vanguard. The paper is on Usage-based perspectives on diachronic morphology: A mixed-methods approach towards English ing-nominals, and is co-authored with Stefan Hartmann (Hamburg). Here’s the abstract: This paper illustrates how different methodological approaches can be combined to reveal complex patterns of constructional […]

Summer conference round-up

July 19, 2016 by

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LEL staff are never idle! With the end of teaching term, we’ve been taking every opportunity to spread the good word to all parts of the globe. Professor Delia Bentley is a keynote speaker at this year’s Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) in Naples, talking about S-V and V-S agreement on evidence from Italo-Romance. Yaron Matras […]