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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 […]

Babies’ first gestures in the news

November 8, 2016 by

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Research by LEL’s Thea Cameron-Faulkner along with her colleagues in Psychology, Elena Lieven, Laura Boundy and Anna Theakston, has made the news! You can read the press release here, and it has also appeared in the Mirror and the Daily Mail. The research deals with the development of gestures in tiny little babies, 10 months […]

Welcome to our new PhD students!

September 26, 2016 by

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It’s that time of year when it’s out with the old and in with the new. The new, in this case, is a crop of PhD students working with members of LEL staff. Pictured are Fan Wang, Stephen Nichols, Donald Morrison and Stefano Coretta. Fan will be working on syntactic variation in interpreting, with George […]

Julio and Spanglish in the news

September 16, 2016 by

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Lecturer Julio Villa-García features this week in the Spanish newspaper El Nueva España for his talk, Spanglish or how to mezclar dos lenguas successfully, at the University of Oviedo. Nice work, Julio! Featured image: Julio giving his talk. From the Nueva España news story.