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LEL colleagues in Journal of Linguistics

February 4, 2019 by

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The latest issue of Journal of Linguistics (Volume 55, Issue 1) features a strong representation from LEL colleagues past and present. Andrea Beltrama and Emily Hanink investigate the hedging and mirative aspects of the particle like in English. The abstract and link to the full paper are available here. Gary Thoms and George Walkden look into […]

Bentley and Cruschina in Glossa

November 8, 2018 by

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Hot off the press is the typology and predictions concerning the silent argument of broad focus. This paper by Delia, co-authored with Silvio Cruschina, former postdoc at LEL, has just appeared in Glossa, and it is as impressive as it is ethical, following the full Open Access model. The data come from Italian, one of […]

Kauhanen wins Best Output Award

March 22, 2017 by

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Manchet has learned that Henri Kauhanen is the winner of the Manchester Doctoral College‘s Best Outstanding Output Award 2016! The award is for Henri’s paper Neutral change, which emerged online for Journal of Linguistics in 2016 and was also the winner of the LAGB’s Siewierska Prize, as Manchet previously reported. The Best Outstanding Output is a […]

Bailey in PWPL

January 16, 2017 by

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LEL PhD student George Bailey has a paper in the latest issue of Penn Working Papers in Linguistics! The paper deals with Automatic Detection of Sociolinguistic Variation Using Forced Alignment, and is about using FAVE for fully automated coding of sociolinguistic variables. Well done, George! Featured image: part of figure 4.

Durrell and Whitt in PBB

October 28, 2016 by

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A new paper by emeritus prof Martin Durrell and former Manchester postdoc Jason Whitt has appeared in Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur (PBB)! The article deals with the development of the würde + infinitive construction in Early Modern German (1650–1800), and you can read it here. Durrell and Whitt show that the […]

LEL and Open Access Week

October 24, 2016 by

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It’s International Open Access Week, and two LEL staff members – Prof. Delia Bentley and Dr George Walkden – are featured in a video of academics from across the University, testifying to the transformative power of Open Access. Delia recently published a book that was entirely Open Access, and George is editor for the Historical […]

Positive constraints and finite goodness

September 28, 2016 by

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Wendell Kimper has a new chapter out in a book on Harmonic Grammar and Harmonic Serialism, edited by John J. McCarthy and Joe Pater. His chapter is titled Positive Constraints and Finite Goodness in Harmonic Serialism, and argues that phonological constraints that assign rewards – rather than penalties – provide better empirical coverage when it […]