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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 […]

LEL linguists’ Spring conference circuit

April 8, 2021 by

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Just like snowdrops and bluebells popping out shyly the frozen ground, linguistic conferences have begun to arrive, reminding us that the Spring is finally here. The following meetings will feature contributions by LEL linguists. Jens Hopperdietzel will be presenting a poster on Talmy’s typology in serializing languages: Variations on a vP” (abstract here) at GLOW44, […]

Khoi on the NSFP podcast

January 21, 2021 by

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PhD student Anh-Khoi Nguyen was a guest on the Not Safe for Publication (NFSP) podcast, a podcast about PhD life run by a group of PGR Researcher in our School. Click here to hear Khoi talk about his research, and also about language, linguistics, life, love and Manchester.

Donlan sails through her viva

December 8, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Lisa Donlan who has just passed her PhD viva with no corrections! The examiners were LEL’s Maciej Baranowski and Sali Tagliamonte (Toronto). Lisa’s PhD thesis, supervised by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen and Andrea Nini, is on “Power, Innovation, and Language Diffusion in an Online Community of Practice“. Her research was on the spread of […]

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 […]