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Coretta viva-ed

December 5, 2019 by

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It’s Manchet’s favourite type of post: a successful PhD viva. Stefano Coretta, has defended his thesis titled ‘Vowel duration and consonant voicing: A production study’. Beneath this unassuming title hides a volume of immense complexity. Here’s Manchet’s own simplified synopsis. The vowel in tap is shorter than vowel in tab, and we see a similar […]

Christopher Carignan at LEL seminar

November 18, 2019 by

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If this week’s seminar title doesn’t convince you to come, Manchet doesn’t know what will. The speaker, Christopher Carignan from the University College London, will give a paper on “How to build a Linguistic Time Machine (instructions included)“. The talk will be in SamAlex A7 on Tuesday 19th November at 4.30pm. Below is a short […]

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 […]