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Merry news of vivas

December 19, 2018 by

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This term has brought us two successful PhD vivas in phonology and phonetics. Deepthi Gopal passed her viva on 29th Novemeber, defending a dissertation on “Similarity and representations in sonorant phonology”. Deepthi’s supervisors were Yuni Kim (now at Essex) and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, whereas the examiners were Wendell Kimper (internal) and Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut/Nijmegen). Deepthi […]

Bailey at PhilSoc

November 13, 2018 by

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George Bailey, who is two achievements away from getting his own dedicated category on Manchet, has been invited to speak at the upcoming meeting of the Philological Society, hosted by the University of Sheffield. George’s contribution will focus on the social meaning of the  [ŋɡ] variable in the North of England, and its role (or […]

Successful viva for Victoria Thomas

November 6, 2018 by

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LEL is proud to present its most newly minted PhD, Victoria Thomas. Victoria has just passed her viva, defending a dissertation on ‘Auxiliary omission in German embedded clauses from 1650 to 1800’. This dissertation project was supervised by Kersti and Tine, while the examiners where Prof Ulrike Demske (Potsdam) and Eva. Manchet congratulates!

Booth viva-ed

November 5, 2018 by

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Congratulations to Hannah Booth on passing her viva! Hannah has successfully defended a dissertation on “Expletives and clause structure: syntactic change in Icelandic” last Friday. The PhD was supervised by Kersti and Tine, with John as a panel members. The examiners were Helge Lødrup (Oslo), and our own Delia. We have come to know Hannah […]

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 […]