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Nichols & Bailey at LEL seminar

October 9, 2018 by

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This week’s LEL seminar will feature a talk as Mancunian as a miserable Morrissey lyric scribbled on a red brick wall, and half washed away by the constant rain. Our two own PhD students, Stephen Nichols and George Bailey, will present their award winning research on a recent sound change and its development in the […]

The brilliant Manchester postgrads have done it again!

June 27, 2018 by

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Late Spring saw Manchet reporting a string of conference prizes awarded to our students. This award winning streak continues with an LAGB Annual Meeting Best Student Abstract Bursary awarded jointly to Stefano Coretta and Massimiliano Canzi for the paper ‘The effect of lexical frequency on vowel phonation as a correlate of /t/-glottaling’. Max and Ste […]

10 Minutes with… Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk

January 9, 2018 by

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After a long break, the ’10-minutes with’-interviews are back! The first to be subjected to the all-new interrogation is Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk (better know as ‘Pat’), lecturer in Linguistics and quantitative methods. Pat grew up in Poland, but moved to Manchester to doctor at the University of Manchester under supervision of the amazing Ricardo Bermudez-Otero and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mancunians at Ultrafest

October 5, 2017 by

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Two of the Manchester phoneticians are in Potsdam this week, participating in Ultrafest VIII a cyclical event focused on the use of Ultrasound Tongue Imaging in speech science. Stefano presenting PhD student Stefano Coretta gave a talk on ‘Vowel duration and tongue root advancement in Italian and Polish’, whereas colleague Patrycja Strycharczuk talked about ‘Midsagittal […]

While we were away…

September 21, 2017 by

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It might have been quiet on Manchet, but that does not mean the department was. Over the summer, staff and PhD students of LEL have been talking a great deal about their research. Our PhD students travelled from the UK (Canterbury, York, Cardiff) to the US (Texas and New York) with their research: Hannah Booth […]