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Ricardo in Indiana

September 19, 2017 by

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This week Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero will be in Bloomington as a guest of the Linguistics Department of Indiana University. Today (Tuesday 19 September) Ricardo will be giving two talks. In the early afternoon we will be addressing the phonetics and phonology reading group on the topic of ‘The allophony of English /aɪ/ reconsidered’. In the early […]

LEL’s PhD students and staff have a busy summer full of talks

July 7, 2017 by

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Summer is by tradition academic conference season, and so LEL’s people are very busy busy doing a lot of (work-related) travel. Last week, for instance, two of our Mancunian PhD students gave a talk at FWAV-4 in York. George Bailey talked about Synchronic evidence for diachronic pathways of change: /g/-deletion and the life cycle of phonological […]

Gopal and Nichols at OCP

February 23, 2017 by

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LEL PhD students Deepthi Gopal and Stephen Nichols were in Düsseldorf this week for the Old World Conference on Phonology 2017, presenting a paper on Sonorant-conditioned mid vowel lowering in Turkish. They were joined by Yang Li, an alumnus of our BA English Language programme (2013), now a PhD student at Cambridge. His talk was on Complete […]

Strycharczuk in Pisa

January 29, 2017 by

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LEL lecturer Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk visited Pisa this week for a conference on Sources and functions of speech variation: disentangling the role of biological and social factors. Pat’s paper was with James Scobbie and dealt with Towards systematic exploration of variation in gestural timing: /l/ vocalisation in Southern British English; you can view the abstract […]

Ricardo at ConSOLE XXV

January 3, 2017 by

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Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero will be opening the programme of ConSOLE XXV in Leipzig tomorrow (Wed 4th Jan) with a talk entitled The phonological lexicon, usage factors, and rates of change: Evidence from Manchester English. This is based on his joint work with George Bailey, Maciej Baranowski, and Danielle Turton. You can find the programme here. Have […]

Dina El Zarka at LEL Research Seminar

December 10, 2016 by

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In case you were feeling starved of linguistics in the run-up to Christmas, there will be an additional seminar by Dina El Zarka, University of Graz, on the topic of Information Structure in Egyptian Arabic: a probabilistic approach to the study of themes. It should be of interest to anyone interested in the grammar of […]

Mancs at NWAV 45

November 10, 2016 by

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Maciej Baranowski, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, PhD student George Bailey and PhD alum Danielle Turton have been in Vancouver this weekend for New Ways of Analysing Variation 45, presenting their paper Ahead but not faster: the effect of high token frequency on sound change. The paper also contains a nod to fellow Mancunians Kauhanen & Walkden’s model […]