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Villa-García at the WoLLoW conference

November 11, 2021 by

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LEL’s Julio Villa-García spoke at the The World of Languages and Languages of the World (WoLLoW) conference in Birmingham yesterday. WoLLoW is a new initiative that encourages primary school students to engage with language in new ways. The conference, hosted by King Edward’s School was on “The teaching of languages in a multilingual society”. Julio […]

Nini’s latest detective assignment

July 30, 2021 by

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LEL’s chief detective, Andrea Nini, is on a new quest. This one concerns Charles Dickens. Dickens used shorthand, but he created his own version. As a result, some of his works are undeciphered until this day. If you want to know more, watch this talk by Andrea. But it gets better! The Dickens Code project, […]

Ricardo’s mathematical moment

July 8, 2021 by

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LEL’s Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero has been interviewed by the American Mathematical Society about his research on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of linguistic features (joint with Henri Kauhanen, Deepthi Gopal and Tobias Galla, see here). The interview, along with a poster, is part of the “Mathematical Moments” program, which promotes the application of […]

Matras and Villa-García talk bilingualism

May 25, 2021 by

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The second instalment of the Bilingualism Series hosted by Instituto Cervantes (see previous post) will feature two LEL linguists discussing bilingualism, multilingualism, and language contact. Professor Emeritus Yaron Matras will be interviewed on these topics by Julio Villa-García. The interview, titled “Bilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities”, is scheduled for Wednesday, 26 May 2021, at 6pm BST, and […]

Villa-García on “Living bilingually”

April 30, 2020 by

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Earlier in April, LEL’s Julio Villa-García gave an an invited lecture at the Instituto Cervantes of Manchester and Leeds, as part of the Panhispanic Studies Series. The topic of the lecture was “Living Bilingually”, and the lecture was delivered synchronously on Zoom. If you missed it, do not despair, because the recording is now publicly […]

Nini testifies in court

November 18, 2019 by

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LEL’s Andrea Nini travelled to Cyprus last week to appear in court as an expert witness. The case is against a British woman, who reported a rape earlier this year. While an arrest was made at the time, the suspects were released without charges, after the woman retracted her original statement. Now on trial for […]

European Day of Languages

September 27, 2019 by

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We were celebrating European Day of Languages on 26th September. The Voice of Islam celebrated it by talking to our very own Julio. If you missed it, you can still catch the podcast here (from 1:25′).

Postcard from Julio

July 15, 2019 by

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Julio is in sunny Spain, where he has kept busy spreading the gospel of language diversity. He has been consulted about multilingualism and code switching by just about every media outlet in the country, and he has collected enough newspaper cutouts with his face on to wallpaper his office once he’s back.

LEL Insight Day 2019

July 4, 2019 by

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We threw our doors open at LEL last week to welcome students from Manchester colleges, and give them a taste of what it’s like to study Linguistics and English Language. The Insight Day featured presentations from LEL staff and students on linguistic diversity in Manchester, talking about space, speech imaging and dialect variation. This is […]

Faith and linguistic diversity. A celebration at the Manchester Cathedral

June 24, 2019 by

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Multilingual Manchester are hosting an event to celebrate faith and language diversity tomorrow, on 25 June 2019, 6:30pm-9pm, at Manchester Cathedral. Here’s what they tell us about the event: “Join us to celebrate the threads of language, faith and culture that are woven through Manchester life. Take part in open conversations in themed workshops, listen to […]