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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 […]

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 […]