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Baranowski in “Language Variation and Change”

February 2, 2023 by

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Maciej Baranowski’s paper “Part of town as an independent factor: the NORTH-FORCE merger in Manchester” has just been published in Language Variation and Change. Maciej is a bit of a regular in this venerable variationist journal (see also here and here), having painstakingly documented the beautiful Manchester accent over the years. This new study investigates various degrees […]

Zimmermann in “English Language and Linguistics”

August 9, 2022 by

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Summer time is reading time, and if you’re after reading material, Manchet’s humble recommendation is Richard Zimmermann’s latest paper. The article, published in English Language and Linguistics, is titled “A quantitative model of verb–object order in Middle English with special reference to the prose–poetry distinction”. This paper has everything. It has poetry, numbers, trees, data, […]

Hopperdietzel in Glossa

June 9, 2022 by

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LEL’s Jens Hopperdietzel has just had a paper published in Glossa. The paper, titled “Talmy’s typology in serializing languages: Variations on a VP” brings in new evidence from Mandarin and Samoan on the typology of resultative constructions. The paper is available Open Access at The abstract is below. “Talmy’s typology in serializing languages: Variations […]

Cole and Strycharczuk in ‘English Language and Linguistics’

May 17, 2022 by

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Hot off the press in English Language and Linguistics is “Dialect levelling and Cockney diphthong shift reversal in South East England: the case of the Debden Estate” by Amanda Cole (Essex) and LEL’s Pat Strycharczuk. The study traces the development of traditional Cockney vowels (think “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plane”) in […]

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes in Manchester English

March 20, 2022 by

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“Ah, how Manchester’s changed” is a sentiment you hear a lot, usually in the context of skyscrapers springing up like mushrooms all over the place. But there are also other changes enveloping the city, and you’ll only know if you keep an ear, and other instruments, to a rich corpus of sociolinguistic data. It’s just […]

New book by Sagna

March 17, 2022 by

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Hot off the press is Serge Sagna’s book on “Cross-Categorial Classification”. The book has been published by De Gruyter as part of the Empirical Approaches to Language Typology Series. If you’d like to snap up a copy, you can do so here. The highlights are below (from the publisher’s website). Languages in which non-finite verbs […]

Morrison in JIPA

January 11, 2022 by

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It’s a great start of the year for LEL’s Donald Morrison whose paper has just appeared in Journal of the International Phonetic Association. The paper, titled “Vowel allophony in Ness Gaelic: Phonetic and phonological patterns of laxing and retraction”, documents a number of phonological processes affecting the vowels in the dialect of Scottish Gaelic spoken in […]

Strycharczuk, Ćavar and Coretta in JASA

August 2, 2021 by

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LEL’s Pat Strycharczuk has just published a paper in collaboration with Małgorzata Ćavar (Indiana University Bloomington) and with PhD alumnus, Stefano Coretta (now at IPC Munich). The paper, titled “Distance vs. time. Acoustic and articulatory consequences of reduced vowel duration in Polish”, appeared in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. The study investigates […]

Howell, Hohaus et al. in “Linguistic Variation”

May 4, 2021 by

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Prolific as ever Vera Hohaus has just published another paper! Howell, Hohaus, Berezovskaya, Sachs, Braun, Durmaz and Beck is out now in Linguistic Variation reporting on “(No) variation in the grammar of alternatives”. If you’re wondering why there are so many authors on this paper, it’s because there are a lot of languages in the […]

Bermúdez-Otero in Glossa

January 5, 2021 by

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By now you will have surely devoured the Science Advances paper co-authored by Ricardo, and if you have an appetite for more, we have good news for you. Ricardo has done a Hohaus, which is Manchester slang for “published multiple impressive papers in a ridiculously short window of time”. The paper you’re about to discover […]