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Mancunians at TripleA 7 Workshop

July 24, 2020 by

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The TripleA 7 Workshop is taking place this week online. The TripleA workshop series is a venue focused on semantics, fieldwork, and languages from Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. This could not scream “Manchester” louder if it was an indie band from the 80s singing dark lyrics to bright sound of guitars in an abandoned warehouse. […]

LEL alumnus takes up position at UC Davis

July 10, 2020 by

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Manchet has followed the achievements of alumnus Masoud Jasbi over the years (see here and here). After graduating from LEL in 2012, Masoud completed a PhD at Stanford, and a postdoc at Harvard. He has now taken up a tenure track position in the Department of Linguistics at UC Davis. Congratulations!

LEL students create resources for language documentation

June 11, 2020 by

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Check out these new wonderful resources for language documentation created by LEL students: Alice Empson, Siena Weingartz, Megan Meunier, Jiayin Ma, Joseph Carroll, Bayse Genc, Xiaoye Wu and Qingcheng Zeng. They have all been working with Vera Hohaus and Margit Bowler, as part of the UG Scholars initiative. The fruits of their labour are storyboards […]

AKG’s new book

May 15, 2020 by

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Andrew Koontz-Garboden’s latest book is out, published by OUP, as part of the Oxford Studies in Linguistics Series. The Roots of Verbal Meaning is based on work Andrew has been doing with John Beavers over the last 15 years.  Thanks to the NSF, our department, and the Library’s Open Access fund, the book is available […]

Faller in Glossa

April 15, 2020 by

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Hot of the press is Martina’s paper on “The many functions of Cuzco Quechua =pas: implications for the semantic map of additivity”, published in Glossa. You can read it here. The paper is best enjoyed with pictures from Martina’s fieldwork in Cuzco last summer (one of them featured above). Happy reading!  

Manc linguists explain the state of things

January 23, 2020 by

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The latest issue of Annual Review of Linguistics is out, featuring not one, not two, but three contributions by Manchester linguists. The review covers Important Developments in linguistics as a field, so if you want keep your ear to the ground, you don’t want to miss out on this one. The contributions are: Lexical-Functional Grammar: […]

Graham Stevens at LEL seminar

December 9, 2019 by

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Please join us this Tuesday for the last seminar of the semester for a talk by our colleague Graham Stevens from the Department of Philosophy, who specialises in philosophy of language. Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 4.30pm, Samuel Alexander A7 Dr. Graham Stevens (The University of Manchester) “Monstrous Messages and Displaced Communications” ::: ABSTRACT ::: David […]

Andrew Koontz-Garboden at LEL seminar

November 11, 2019 by

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The LEL seminar this week (12th November) is the linguistic equivalent to Beyonce playing a gig in her home town (that’s Houston, Texas should you wonder) to a select audience of 60. Our own legendary Andrew Koontz-Garboden will give a paper on “State/change of state polysemy and the lexical semantics of property concept lexemes” The talk […]

Successful viva for Pablo Fuentes

October 15, 2019 by

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PhD student, Pablo Fuentes, successfully defended his thesis entitled “Issues in Modality and Tense—Studies in English and Mapudungun” on Thursday 10th of October . This is an alternative format thesis, and consists of four articles (plus intro and conclusion). Two have been published, one has been accepted for publication and one is under review. (Details below). Pablo […]

Lisa Matthewson at LEL seminar

October 7, 2019 by

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The seminar talk this week will be by Lisa Matthewson (featured photo from Lisa’s website) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, presenting joint work with Yuto Hirayama on “Temporal Evidentials without Tense”. The talk will be on Tuesday, 8th October 2019 at 4.3pm in Samuel Alexander A7. As usual, there will be drinks afterwards. All […]