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Colin Bannard at LEL seminar

May 16, 2022 by

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For the final LEL seminar this semester, we will have our very own Colin Bannard speaking on “Accounting for multiword frequency effects in a compositional model of language production”. The talk will be on Tuesday 17th May at 4pm in Samuel Alexander A201 and on Zoom. All are welcome! Accounting for multiword frequency effects  in a […]

Mary Chioti at LEL seminar

November 29, 2021 by

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This week’s seminar talk will be by LEL’s own Mary Chioti. Mary will give her talk in-person in Roscoe_2.3, but it’s also possible to attend remotely via https://zoom.us/j/8379113954 . The talk will be on Tuesday, 30/11/2021 at 4pm. The abstract is below. The Cognitive and Affective Bases of Accent Attitudes Mary Chioti   The study examines the formation of […]

Successful viva for Canzi

August 31, 2021 by

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Hip hip hurrah for LEL’s Max Canzi who passed his viva voce last Friday (the Bank Holiday issue of Manchet had already gone to press by then). Max’s dissertation is titled “What PMN? Investigating phonological processing in semantics-free speech perception with ERP”. If that’s not self-explanatory, PMN stands for “phonological negativity mismatch” and ERP stands […]

Augurzky, Hohaus & Ulrich in Cognitive Science

November 9, 2020 by

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Keeping up with Vera’s achievements is becoming a full time job. This week, it’s paper in Cognitive Science, though it’s only Monday, so who’s to know what the rest of the week will bring. The paper is Augurzky, Hohaus and Ulrich “Context and Complexity in Incremental Sentence Interpretation: An ERP Study on Temporal Quantification”, and […]

Antonella Sorace at LEL seminar

February 14, 2020 by

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Next Tuesday, 18th February 2020, we will have Antonella Sorace from the University of Edinburgh giving a paper on “Reconceptualizing native language attrition in bilinguals as natural language change” in SamAlex A101 at 4.15pm. Below is a short teaser: “Native language (L1) attrition in adult bilinguals is frequently interpreted as language loss. Recent research on […]

Wendell Kimper at LEL seminar

February 10, 2020 by

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This Tuesday, 11th of February 2020, we will have a seminar paper from LEL’s own Wendell Kimper. His talk is titled “Looking for Markedness (…in all the wrong places?)“. An abstract is below. The seminar will be in in SamAlex A115 at 4.15pm.   “The concept of markedness in phonological theory dates back to Roman […]

Andrew Stewart at LEL seminar

January 27, 2020 by

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And we’re back! The Spring 2020 LEL seminar series will be kicked off by Andrew Stewart from the University of Manchester with a paper on “Reasoning as we read: how do readers understand conditional statements, implied meaning, and indirect meaning during comprehension?” The talk will place on Tuesday 28th January at 4.15 in SamAlex A101 […]

Linguistics experts tackle the curse of Jeremy Hunt’s name

June 13, 2019 by

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You never know when linguistic expertise may be required. It could be aliens attempting contact with Earthlings, or it could be Victoria Derbyshire dropping the c-word on air. In doing so, she joined a long list of journalists mispronouncing the name of the Conservative leadership candidate, Jeremy Hunt. Why does this keep happening? In this […]

Thea’s ESOL Stepping Stones project in ELTons awards final

June 11, 2019 by

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The ESRC-funded knowledge exchange project ESOL Stepping Stones (@ESOL_Step_Stone) was one a finalist in the British Council ELTons awards, hosted by Benjamin Zephaniah with guest appearance by Michael Rosen and outstanding achievement award to Professor David Crystal. The awards celebrate innovations in English language teaching and learning worldwide. ESOL Stepping Stones were nominated for their work in […]

Helen Buckler @ LEL Research Seminar

April 10, 2018 by

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On Tuesday 17th April, LEL welcomes Helen Buckler, Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Nottingham. Helen’s main research areas focus on “how infants and children acquire language(s) from the speech they hear”, investigating both the “acoustic properties of infant- and child-directed speech, and how this relates to speech perception […]