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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 […]

Workshop on Working with Sociophonetic Data in Sheffield

June 3, 2019 by

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If you’re interested in picking up some vital data skills for sociophonetic research, check out this upcoming workshop at the University of Sheffield, including a research talk by a certain Dr Bailey. All aspiring sociophoneticians are welcome to attend, but especially postgraduate students and ECRs. Workshop announcement below.   On the 14th of June 2019, the University of […]

Funding for TARDIS

May 31, 2019 by

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It’s clearly grant season for Manchester linguists. We were still reeling from David and Nuria’s success with AHRC funding, when Manchet’s sources revealed there’s more to celebrate… Pat Strycharczuk and Sam Kirkham (Lancaster) have won an AHRC grant for the project ‘TARgets and Dynamics In Speech’ (see what they did there?). The project is all […]

Pat’s favourite things

May 18, 2019 by

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The University of Salzburg hosted a mini Manchester Linguistics reunion this week, with a workshop on Best Practice in Sociophonetics convened by former LEL colleague Erik Schleef, and taught by LEL alumna, Danielle Turton, as well as our own Pat (all pictured above with Erik’s book collection). The workshop focused on methods for analysing sociophonetic data: forced […]

Social Responsibility in the curriculum

April 18, 2019 by

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Today’s Humanities newsletter features a recent guest workshop by Dr Ellie Sugden in Pat’s first year Sounds of Language class. The workshop introduced students to speech disorders, discussing their societal implications, and the connections between  articulatory research and new approaches of therapy. Read more about it here.    

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 […]