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LEL postgrads at FiNo and PhilSoc forum

March 15, 2019 by

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Manchet has admittedly let slip in reporting the conference pursuits of the LEL phon/phon postgrads, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been keeping busy. The recent Fonologi i Norden (FiNo) workshop in Edinburgh saw a good Manchester representation. Donald Morrison presented a talk on ‘Metrical structure in Scottish Gaelic: Tonal accent, glottalization and overlength’, whereas […]

Strycharczuk in Munich

January 31, 2019 by

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Pat braved the elements on Snowmaggedon Wednesday to visit the Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing in Munich, where she delivered a talk on ‘Variation and change in the articulation of English /l/’. Her talk summed up the results of two articulatory projects on /l/ in Southern British English and in New Zealand English, focusing […]

Merry news of vivas

December 19, 2018 by

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This term has brought us two successful PhD vivas in phonology and phonetics. Deepthi Gopal passed her viva on 29th Novemeber, defending a dissertation on “Similarity and representations in sonorant phonology”. Deepthi’s supervisors were Yuni Kim (now at Essex) and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, whereas the examiners were Wendell Kimper (internal) and Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut/Nijmegen). Deepthi […]

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 […]