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Coretta in Glossa

November 14, 2019 by

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PhD student, Stefano Coretta, has just had his first article published. His paper ‘An exploratory study of voicing-related differences in vowel duration as compensatory temporal adjustment in Italian and Polish’ is out in Glossa. The scholarship is as profound as the title is long. Stefano’s crucial finding is the presence of an invariant temporal interval amidst […]

Mancunians at r-atics

November 5, 2019 by

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There is such a thing as a conference series dedicated to r. That’s not the statistical package R, but r-the-sound. Every once in a while someone suggests that the conference should maybe expand to also include l, but that drastic step has not yet been taken, as the community keeps its focus. If you’re a […]

LEL colleagues cast a spell on readers of linguistics

October 24, 2019 by

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Among the subjects that the public never tires of are crime and social class. It is more or less the same for linguistic audiences, as evidenced by the following readership data analytics, carefully curated for you by the Manchet data team. Andrea’s Jack the Ripper paper is featured by OUP as one of the most […]

Strycharczuk in Indiana

October 16, 2019 by

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Pat is currently in Bloomington Indiana, visiting Indiana University. The Department of Linguistics at IU has close links with Manchester LEL. Most importantly, they gave us Andrew Koontz-Garboden, who graduated from Indiana in 2001. More recently, they hosted Ricardo in 2017, and PhD student, Stefano Coretta, went to visit in 2018. Indiana is a home […]

Linguistics alumna on her experience with speech tech

September 25, 2019 by

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Iqra Zahid graduated from The University of Manchester in summer 2019 with a degree in Linguistics. She has since completed a project for a speech technology company based in Belgium, Acapela. Below is Iqra’s own account of this experience.   Acapela is a company that specialises in text-to-speech technology. I worked at Acapela as a […]

Postcard from Pat

August 5, 2019 by

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Pat is down under, attending the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 2019, the quadrennial phonetics fest bringing together more or less everyone who dabbles in sounds. She’s there carrying the torch for Northern Englishes, with a presentation on the variation in the STRUT vowel in the North of England, and its mysterious relationship to house […]

Nichols and Bailey in Glasgow

June 7, 2019 by

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Stephen Nichols and George Bailey visited Glasgow yesterday to present the next instalment of their award-winning research on /s/-retraction in Manchester English at the Glasgow University Laboratory of Phonetics Lab Lunch. The talk was titled ‘/ʃ/tranger things have happened’, in an interesting cinematic twist from a previous incarnation, ‘Retraction on Coronation [ʃ]treet’. Manchet approves of […]