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Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase award for Barrios-Jurado

June 17, 2022 by

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but it’s not always easy to capture linguistic topics in an image. Anyone who ever wrote a departmental linguistics blog and had to find images to accompany posts about formal semantics will know exactly what I mean. With this in mind, prepared to be impressed by the achievement […]

Manchester Forum in Linguistics 2022

April 28, 2022 by

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Manchet is delighted to announce that the Manchester Forum in Linguistics aka mFiL is taking place this week, having returned from the web to Manchester, where it rightfully belongs. The conference, currently in its ninth edition, is an annual meeting of postgraduate students and early career researchers. This year’s organising team are Alina McLellan (lead organiser) […]

Spring conferences at LEL

April 19, 2022 by

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Easter break was not much of a break for the busy linguistics bees at LEL. Below is an overview of conference papers given by colleagues and students at LEL over the past few weeks. Anyone with a Manchester affiliation (current or historical) is in bold Shatha Alahmadi & Vera Hohaus gave a talk “On the […]

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 […]

Mary Chioti at LEL seminar

November 29, 2021 by

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This week’s seminar talk will be by LEL’s own Mary Chioti. Mary will give her talk in-person in Roscoe_2.3, but it’s also possible to attend remotely via https://zoom.us/j/8379113954 . The talk will be on Tuesday, 30/11/2021 at 4pm. The abstract is below. The Cognitive and Affective Bases of Accent Attitudes Mary Chioti   The study examines the formation of […]

Rutland viva-ed

November 17, 2021 by

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Congratulations to Colin Rutland on passing his viva voce! Colin’s dissertation is titled “The lexical semantics of gradable nouns in English”. It provides a revised explanation of the meaning of potentially ambiguous adnominally modified noun phrases like “big smoker” and “complete idiot” using degree semantics and the theory of kinds. Colin explored the grammar of […]

Welcome to new PGR students

October 4, 2021 by

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We have a number of new PGR students joining us this year at LEL. You can learn more about them below, and you can look forward to Manchet reporting about their scientific adventures. Welcome! I undertook a BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Barcelona, where I am from. I did my Erasmus year at UoM […]

Successful viva for Canzi

August 31, 2021 by

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Hip hip hurrah for LEL’s Max Canzi who passed his viva voce last Friday (the Bank Holiday issue of Manchet had already gone to press by then). Max’s dissertation is titled “What PMN? Investigating phonological processing in semantics-free speech perception with ERP”. If that’s not self-explanatory, PMN stands for “phonological negativity mismatch” and ERP stands […]

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. […]

Manchester Forum in Linguistics 2021

April 27, 2021 by

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The 2021 edition of Manchester Forum in Linguistics (mFiL) is taking place this week online. The conference, run entirely by our own PGR students, dates back to 2012 and brings together postgraduate students and early-career researchers in all fields of linguistics. Its recurring highlights are plenary talks given by early-career linguists and a careers panel with […]