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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”, […]

Pets of LEL: Tiger

October 29, 2020 by

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Pets of LEL is back! The first pet of the new cycle has been entered by Sam, who has just started his MA in Linguistics at Manchester. Here’s Sam’s account of his furry friend. This is Tiger. Tiger is three years old. He dislikes humans in general but likes me for some peculiar reasons of his […]

Welcome to new PhD student

October 2, 2020 by

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A very warm welcome to Shatha Alahmadi, who starting her PhD this year at LEL, under the supervision of Vera and Martina. Below is more information about Shatha and her research project – in her won words. “I was born and raised in Medina, Saudi Arabia. I received my BA in English Language from Taibah […]

Mancunians at UKCLC2020

July 29, 2020 by

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The UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2020 is happening this week “in Birmingham”, featuring two papers from LEL linguists. Andrea Nini, Michael Cameron and Colin Murphy are giving a paper titled “Is each person’s lexicogrammatical system unique? An experimental study on linguistic individuality”. The paper is based on Michael and Colin’s MA research targeting the same […]

Anh Khoi Nguyen in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

April 14, 2020 by

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PhD student, Anh Khoi Nguyen, has just had a paper published in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. The paper is on “Space and time in Vietnamese heritage language maintenance”, and it’s discussing maintenance of Vietnamese as heritage language in Manchester. You can read the paper here.

Coretta in JASA

February 5, 2020 by

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Stefano Coretta has left LEL for Munich (oh how we miss his competent but jolly presence!), but he’s still putting Manchester on the map through his made-in-Manchester papers. The latest has come out in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA is a Big Deal in phonetics), and is titled [SPOILER ALERT] “Longer […]

Morrison works his way up the grammatical hierarchy

January 24, 2020 by

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Attentive readers of Manchet will recall that, only recently, Donald Morrison published a paper in Phonology. Hot on the heels of that publication comes his paper in Morphology, that is one grammatical level up. Donald’s latest paper is on vowel nasalisation in Scottish Gaelic, and it tackles a potential case of incomplete neutralisation. Incomplete neutralisation, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Successful viva for Pablo Fuentes

October 15, 2019 by

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PhD student, Pablo Fuentes, successfully defended his thesis entitled “Issues in Modality and Tense—Studies in English and Mapudungun” on Thursday 10th of October . This is an alternative format thesis, and consists of four articles (plus intro and conclusion). Two have been published, one has been accepted for publication and one is under review. (Details below). Pablo […]