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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 […]

LEL links with China

December 19, 2016 by

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Every year, LEL sends a representative to China to talk to our partner universities on the 2+2 scheme. This year, the honour fell to Dr George Walkden, accompanied by Dr Ben Walker from Recruitment & Admissions. Here they are in the English room at Shanghai Ocean University, with a host of interested students and staff. […]

Language provisions in access to care

October 3, 2016 by

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A new report by the Multilingual Manchester team addresses provision of interpreters and language services in Manchester, with the aim of establishing whether there are any barriers to the use of language provisions that potentially affect access to health care. The report has the title Language provisions in access to primary and hospital care in […]

The case against linguaphobia

September 30, 2016 by

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Yaron Matras is featured on Manchester Policy Blogs this week, making the case against linguaphobia. Next week will see the launch of the Multilingual Communities strand of the AHRC-funded OWRI project, which Yaron and the Multilingual Manchester team head up. Watch this space! Featured image: people eating food, from the Policy Blogs page.

We are relevant

April 6, 2016 by

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PhD student George Bailey features in the Faculty of Humanities’ latest video, giving a demo of the ultrasound machine. The footage is from the Dissecting Language event at the Museum of Science and Industry last year, run by Laurel MacKenzie. You can watch the video below! George’s part starts at 0:47, under “Putting theory into […]