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Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero at LEL seminar

November 7, 2022 by

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This week, we will welcome LEL’s own Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero at our departmental seminar. Ricardo will speak on Lexically restricted phonological alternation: the case for via-rules (abstract below). The talk will take place on Tuesday, 8th November in Simon1.34 starting at 4pm. All are welcome! Featured photo is from Ricardo’s website Lexically restricted phonological alternation: the case […]

Ultrafest X in Manchester

November 7, 2022 by

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Last week, Manchester hosted Ultrafest X. While the name of the meeting might evoke wide and wild associations, Manchet hastens to clarify that Ultrafest it is in fact a conference dedicated to the use of ultrasound tongue imaging in speech and language research, now in its 10th edition. The conference brought together 40 in-person delegates […]

Xing viva-ed

March 4, 2022 by

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Manchet is delighted to announce LEL’s latest viva. Kaiyue Xing has passed her viva, defending a dissertation titled “Phonetic and phonological perspectives on rhoticity in Mandarin”. The dissertation provides novel rich data on r-sounds in Beijing Mandarin. It’s been said that these may or may not be r-sounds, but Kaiyue has settled this controversy once […]

Morrison in JIPA

January 11, 2022 by

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It’s a great start of the year for LEL’s Donald Morrison whose paper has just appeared in Journal of the International Phonetic Association. The paper, titled “Vowel allophony in Ness Gaelic: Phonetic and phonological patterns of laxing and retraction”, documents a number of phonological processes affecting the vowels in the dialect of Scottish Gaelic spoken in […]

Eleanor Chodroff at LEL Seminar

October 22, 2021 by

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For the next talk in this term’s LEL Seminar series, we will be welcoming Eleanor Chodroff (York), who will present on “Between maximal bricolage and maximal structure: Identifying constraints on phonetic realization” (abstract below). The talk will be delivered in person in Roscoe 2_3, although there is also the option of following the talk on Zoom. The seminar will be […]

Strycharczuk, Ćavar and Coretta in JASA

August 2, 2021 by

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LEL’s Pat Strycharczuk has just published a paper in collaboration with Małgorzata Ćavar (Indiana University Bloomington) and with PhD alumnus, Stefano Coretta (now at IPC Munich). The paper, titled “Distance vs. time. Acoustic and articulatory consequences of reduced vowel duration in Polish”, appeared in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. The study investigates […]

28th Manchester Phonology Meeting

May 28, 2021 by

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The Manchester Phonology Meeting is upon us, and even though it’s in Manchester only in spirit, it seems to be having its usual effect of bringing in nice weather. The conference, now on its 28th edition, is a firm fixture in the phonological conference calendar. This year, among 45 oral papers there is a presentation […]

Nichols viva-ed

May 5, 2021 by

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We have a new doctor! LEL’s Stephen Nichols has passed his viva, defending a thesis on “Explorations in the phonology, typology and grounding of height harmony in five-vowel Bantu languages”. The thesis is a multi-pronged approach to investigating the causes and the typological characteristics of vowel harmony, bringing in new data from several Bantu languages. […]

Strycharczuk et al. in Laboratory Phonology

November 30, 2020 by

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LEL’s Pat Strycharczuk has just had a paper published in Laboratory Phonology, in collaboration with Donald Derrick (University of Canterbury, Christchurch) and Jason Shaw (Yale). The paper is titled “Locating de-lateralization in the pathway of sound changes affecting coda /l/”, and it ponders the question of whether a vocalised /l/ is still an /l/ (spoiler: […]

Morrison doctored

November 16, 2020 by

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Readers of Manchet are no strangers to Donald Morrison, who has featured regularly on these pages with his impressive publications, and his handsome pets. As of today, Donald is Doctor Donald after he sailed through his viva, passing it with *no corrections*. Donald’s thesis is titled “Modularity and stratification in phonology: Evidence from Scottish Gaelic”, […]