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New job for Míša!

March 27, 2017 by

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Manchet is proud to report that Michaela Hejná, phonetician extraordinaire and Manchester LEL PhD alumna, is now gainfully employed as Adjunkt/Assistant Professor in English Linguistics at Aarhus University, specializing in language variation and change. The post is for three years, with the possibility of being made permanent. By all accounts, she is loving it there! […]

Kauhanen wins Best Output Award

March 22, 2017 by

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Manchet has learned that Henri Kauhanen is the winner of the Manchester Doctoral College‘s Best Outstanding Output Award 2016! The award is for Henri’s paper Neutral change, which emerged online for Journal of Linguistics in 2016 and was also the winner of the LAGB’s Siewierska Prize, as Manchet previously reported. The Best Outstanding Output is a […]

Gopal and Nichols at OCP

February 23, 2017 by

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LEL PhD students Deepthi Gopal and Stephen Nichols were in Düsseldorf this week for the Old World Conference on Phonology 2017, presenting a paper on Sonorant-conditioned mid vowel lowering in Turkish. They were joined by Yang Li, an alumnus of our BA English Language programme (2013), now a PhD student at Cambridge. His talk was on Complete […]

Bailey in PWPL

January 16, 2017 by

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LEL PhD student George Bailey has a paper in the latest issue of Penn Working Papers in Linguistics! The paper deals with Automatic Detection of Sociolinguistic Variation Using Forced Alignment, and is about using FAVE for fully automated coding of sociolinguistic variables. Well done, George! Featured image: part of figure 4.

mFiL makes a comeback!

December 6, 2016 by

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The fifth instalment of the Manchester Forum in Linguistics (mFiL) will be held at the University of Manchester on 28-29 April 2017, having last being held on 6-7 November 2015. The call for papers has just been announced and you can see it here (deadline 27 January). This year’s plenary speakers will include, among others, […]

Mancs at NWAV 45

November 10, 2016 by

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Maciej Baranowski, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, PhD student George Bailey and PhD alum Danielle Turton have been in Vancouver this weekend for New Ways of Analysing Variation 45, presenting their paper Ahead but not faster: the effect of high token frequency on sound change. The paper also contains a nod to fellow Mancunians Kauhanen & Walkden’s model […]

Congratulations to Cheryl!

October 26, 2016 by

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LEL PhD student Cheryl Holden yesterday successfully passed her viva! She’s pictured here with examiners Tine Breban and Helena Halmari, enjoying the traditional post-viva champagne ritual. Cheryl’s PhD is on persuasion in professional networking encounters, and the examiners certainly seemed to be persuaded. Well done, Cheryl, and all the best for the future! Featured image: […]