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Mancunians at LAGB

September 12, 2019 by

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Hot on the heels of the UK Language Variation and Change, London is hosting the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. Keeping Virgin Trains in business, a rather large Mancunian contingent is in attendance, with the following contributions: Juliette Angot The meanings of je pense and je crois in French interaction Stephen Nichols and Henri […]

Mancunian linguists reach Mile End

September 3, 2019 by

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East London’s Greggs are on high alert, as a group of Manchester linguists are at Queen Mary University of London this week, attending UK Language Variation and Change 12. UKLVC is a biennial conference on language variation and change, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. The Mancs are carrying the torch for Northern accents there, presenting three different […]

Nichols and Bailey in Glasgow

June 7, 2019 by

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Stephen Nichols and George Bailey visited Glasgow yesterday to present the next instalment of their award-winning research on /s/-retraction in Manchester English at the Glasgow University Laboratory of Phonetics Lab Lunch. The talk was titled ‘/ʃ/tranger things have happened’, in an interesting cinematic twist from a previous incarnation, ‘Retraction on Coronation [ʃ]treet’. Manchet approves of […]

Workshop on Working with Sociophonetic Data in Sheffield

June 3, 2019 by

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If you’re interested in picking up some vital data skills for sociophonetic research, check out this upcoming workshop at the University of Sheffield, including a research talk by a certain Dr Bailey. All aspiring sociophoneticians are welcome to attend, but especially postgraduate students and ECRs. Workshop announcement below.   On the 14th of June 2019, the University of […]

Another roaring success for mFiL

May 6, 2019 by

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The past week saw another edition of the Manchester Forum in Linguistics, and yet again, it was a hugely successful event. The first mFiL was organised in Manchester in 2012, and it set a new tradition of inviting early career academics as plenary speakers. This has continued over the years, giving students and ECRs in […]

Successful viva for Simone De Cia

March 28, 2019 by

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Simone De Cia successfully passed his viva on Tuesday 26th March. Simone’s dissertation was on ‘Information-Structure-related phenomena in Northern Italian dialects:  Consequences for the geometry of the left periphery’. The thesis was supervised by Delia Bentley and Julio Villa-García, and defended before a committee of Adam Ledgeway (Cambridge) and John Payne (internal examiner). Simone is […]

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 […]