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Postcard from Núria

August 13, 2019 by

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This postcard is from Núria Barrios Jurado, an MA student at LEL. Núria is in Berlin, attending the DGfS/ Summer School on “Experimental Pragmatics: Theory, Methods, Interfaces”, along with fellow MA students: Colleen, Eve, Kat and Xinyu. The fabulous five are pictured above with a famous Berlin landmark in the background.

CIDRAL book launch with Mosegaard Hansen

December 5, 2018 by

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Today’s CIDRAL book launch is featuring LEL’s own Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen, who will present an edited volume, joint with Rosina Márquez Reiter, on “The Pragmatics of Sensitive Activies in Institutional Discourse”. The volume was  published by John Benjamins earlier this year, and you can read more about it here. The book launch will take place […]

Marina Terkourafi @ LEL Seminar

April 18, 2018 by

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Next week, on Tuesday 24th April, we welcome Marina Terkourafi at the LEL Research Seminar. Marina specialises in pragmatics and sociolinguistics at the University of Leiden. Her primary research areas concern “issues of pragmatic variation and experimental pragmatics”. She has been conducting fieldwork in Cyprus, with “extensive research on the use of politeness markers, the […]

Jean-Marc Dewaele @ LEL Research Seminar

February 1, 2018 by

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Next Tuesday (Feb 6, 2018) LEL welcomes Jean-Marc Dewaele, Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of London Birkbeck). Dewaele’s research talk will focus on the language of emotion and foreign language acquisition. Here’s the abstract: Abstract In this lecture I will present an overview of the recent surge of interest in the field of […]

LEL Research Seminars – Spring 2018

January 5, 2018 by

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New year, new seminars! Manchet is pleased to announce the names and dates for the LEL Research Seminars: Dates Speaker 30.01.2018 Chris Montgomery – Sheffield 06.02.2018 Jean Marc Dewaele – Birkbeck (U of London) 13.02.2018 Anders Holmberg – Newcastle 20.02.2018 Antal van den Bosch – Nijmegen 27.02.2018 N/A 06.03.2018 Jack Grieve – Birmingham 13.03.2018 N/A […]

Ditte Boeg Thomsen at LEL Research Seminar

September 26, 2017 by

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This academic year’s LEL Research Seminar series will kick off on October 3rd with a presentation by Dr Ditte Boeg Thomsen. Ditte is a senior research associate at the Linguistics and English Language department of Lancaster University. Her expertise lies in the field of child language acquisition, and she is particularly interested in the relation […]

Different perspectives on proper noun modifiers

December 20, 2016 by

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Dr Tine Breban and alumna Dr Julia Kolkmann will be hosting a workshop on Different perspectives on proper noun modifiers at BICLCE 2017 in Vigo, 28-30 September 2017. The deadline for submissions to the Tine & Julia workshop is 15th Jan, so get writing! Here is the full call for papers. Submissions and queries should […]

Dina El Zarka at LEL Research Seminar

December 10, 2016 by

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In case you were feeling starved of linguistics in the run-up to Christmas, there will be an additional seminar by Dina El Zarka, University of Graz, on the topic of Information Structure in Egyptian Arabic: a probabilistic approach to the study of themes. It should be of interest to anyone interested in the grammar of […]

Human impersonal pronouns in Afrikaans

November 6, 2016 by

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Daniel Van Olmen (Lancaster) will be coming to Manchester this Tuesday (8th Nov) to give a talk on Human impersonal pronouns in Afrikaans: a double questionnaire-based approach. You can view the abstract here. The seminar is at the usual time: 4:15pm, in Sam Alex A113, with drinks afterwards. Manchet hopes to see you there!

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: […]