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Linguistics experts tackle the curse of Jeremy Hunt’s name

June 13, 2019 by

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You never know when linguistic expertise may be required. It could be aliens attempting contact with Earthlings, or it could be Victoria Derbyshire dropping the c-word on air. In doing so, she joined a long list of journalists mispronouncing the name of the Conservative leadership candidate, Jeremy Hunt. Why does this keep happening? In this […]

27mfm

May 26, 2019 by

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The Manchester Phonology Meeting has just seen its 27th edition. The conference is a firm favourite for phonologists around the world. It annually welcomes over a hundred delegates, and it’s documented to trigger a rare meteorological phenomenon in our fine city, known as ‘sunshine’. This year, the conference was hosted, for the first time, at a new […]

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 […]

YERUN Research Mobility Award for Barrientos-Contreras

January 29, 2019 by

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Congratulations to LEL alumna, Fernanda Barrientos-Contreras, on securing a YERUN (Young European Research University) Research Mobility Award! Fernanda is among 26 scholars awarded an opportunity to spend some time at a partner institution. She is planning to visit the University of Essex, where she will be working with Yuni Kim on phonological representations in L2. […]

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 […]

Adam Chong at LEL seminar

November 12, 2018 by

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This week, we welcome Adam Chong (QMUL) at the LEL seminar. Adam’s talk, titled ‘The effect of phonotactics on alternation learning’, will take place on Tuesday 13th November at 4.15 in A102, and will be followed by a wine reception. All are welcome. Abstract below.   The effect of phonotactics on alternation learning Adam J. […]