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New job for Bailey

October 10, 2018 by

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Hot on the heels of an excellent seminar talk yesterday, comes exciting news about George Bailey’s new job. George will be taking up the post of a Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology at the University of York, beginning in November. Manchet congratulates and promises to closely monitor George’s vowels for any Yorkshire influences.   Disclaimer:  […]

Nichols & Bailey at LEL seminar

October 9, 2018 by

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This week’s LEL seminar will feature a talk as Mancunian as a miserable Morrissey lyric scribbled on a red brick wall, and half washed away by the constant rain. Our two own PhD students, Stephen Nichols and George Bailey, will present their award winning research on a recent sound change and its development in the […]

New PhD students

September 24, 2018 by

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A very happy first day of school to four new PhD students in Linguistics! Starting this year are: Maria Chioti with a project on “The Effect of Priming on Accent Attitudes: An Investigation of their Affective and Cognitive Bases”, supervised by Wendell and Marije. Alexandru Giurgea will be working on “Two minimalist analyses of free […]

Congrats to Mary Begley!

September 13, 2018 by

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Manchet is delighted to share the news of Mary Begley’s successful PhD viva. Mary’s thesis was on ‘The Middle English lexical field of INSANITY: Semantic change and conceptual metaphor’. The examiners – Nuria Yáñez Bouza and Kathryn Allan (UCL) were impressed, which suggests that Mary has done insanely well. Mary, who’s been with us since she was an […]

Mancunians at LAGB meeting

September 11, 2018 by

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A number of Manchester linguists are crossing the Pennines this week to present at the annual meeting of Linguistics Association of Great Britain, hosted by the University of Sheffield. The programme features the following contributions from Manchester students and colleagues.   Stefano Coretta and Massimiliano Canzi (winners of the best student abstract) The effect of lexical frequency […]

The brilliant Manchester postgrads have done it again!

June 27, 2018 by

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Late Spring saw Manchet reporting a string of conference prizes awarded to our students. This award winning streak continues with an LAGB Annual Meeting Best Student Abstract Bursary awarded jointly to Stefano Coretta and Massimiliano Canzi for the paper ‘The effect of lexical frequency on vowel phonation as a correlate of /t/-glottaling’. Max and Ste […]

Event to attend: ‘The World of Language – Languages of the World’

October 12, 2017 by

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As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Sascha Stollhans (PhD student and Teaching Assistant in LEL) and Eva Adelseck (German Studies) are hosting a day on “The World of Language – Languages of the World” on 10 November 2017. There will be two main events: An interactive exhibition, showcasing linguistics research at the […]