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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: […]

Viva for Julia!

July 5, 2016 by

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LEL’s Julia Kolkmann, the subject of many a Manchet post, has yesterday successfully defended her PhD dissertation! Julia’s PhD was on the semantics and pragmatics of attributive possession in English, asking how interlocutors overcome the various problems posed by semantically underspecified but referentially determinative noun phrases in communication. Manchet congratulates Julia and wishes her a […]

Spinfest programme now available

June 29, 2016 by

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Spinfest 2016 – the North’s most exciting small annual workshop on semantics and pragmatics – will (as previously reported) take place in York on 7th July. All are welcome, but should contact Julia Kolkmann beforehand to help with catering numbers. You can download the programme here. It features talks by LEL’s Eva Schultze-Berndt and Martina […]