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Mancunian Tongues event at the Central Library

February 7, 2019 by

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To celebrate UNESCO International Mother Language Day, Multilingual Manchester is hosting a public discussion event, ‘Mancunian Tongues: Why language diversity matters for Manchester’. The event will take place on Thursday 21st February 2019, 6:30pm, at Central Library (Performance Space), and the speakers are: – Esme Ward, Director, Manchester Museum – Lemn Sissay MBE, Author and […]

‘Being Part of the City: Multilingual Manchester’ on YouTube

January 14, 2019 by

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Multilingual Manchester, a research unit based at The University of Manchester, has just released a film showcasing its outreach and public engagement work. You can watch on it on YouTube. How many LEL colleagues and students can you spot?

Julio is the news

January 3, 2019 by

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Julio Villa-García, our most telegenic LEL colleague, visited the University of Oviedo this week. Oviedo is Julio’s alma mater. He gave a talk, and was interviewed by multiple radio stations and newspapers in Spain about the application of linguistics and careers abroad.

What’s Julio been up to?

November 20, 2018 by

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Julio Villa-García is in Geneva this week, speaking at the University of Geneva’s Linguistics Research Seminar series. Julio’s talk is on ‘(Non-)lexicalisation of the different left-peripheral heads across Spanish varieties’. Manchet can only hope he will bring back chocolate. Julio has been keeping busy during his ongoing research leave.  Here’s a video from his recent […]

Event to attend: ‘The World of Language – Languages of the World’

October 12, 2017 by

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As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Sascha Stollhans (PhD student and Teaching Assistant in LEL) and Eva Adelseck (German Studies) are hosting a day on “The World of Language – Languages of the World” on 10 November 2017. There will be two main events: An interactive exhibition, showcasing linguistics research at the […]

UG dissertation gets publicity

October 5, 2017 by

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The UG dissertation of Amy Portwood, called ‘All in a Name: Parental Naming Activity in Multilingual Manchester’ (submitted in May 2017, supervised by Prof Yaron Matras) has received some publicity. For her dissertation, Amy set out to ask 120 local mothers about the names given to their children born between 2010- 2015 (now aged between two and […]

‘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 […]