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Welcome to new PhD student

October 2, 2020 by

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A very warm welcome to Shatha Alahmadi, who starting her PhD this year at LEL, under the supervision of Vera and Martina. Below is more information about Shatha and her research project – in her won words. “I was born and raised in Medina, Saudi Arabia. I received my BA in English Language from Taibah […]

Mancunians at Sinn und Bedeutung 25

September 1, 2020 by

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One of the main semantics conferences, Sinn und Bedeutung 25, is happening online this week, hosted virtually by University College London and Queen Mary University of London. It wouldn’t be a semantics party without the Mancunians, so you won’t be surprised to hear that the conference will see multiple contributions from the usual LEL suspects. […]

Hohaus at AFLA 27

August 18, 2020 by

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The 27th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association is coming up this week, featuring a talk by LEL’s Vera Hohaus on “Flavours of Samoan Modality: The Split between Epistemic and Root”. The conference is fully online and free to attend. Check out the programe here and if you’re tempted, you can reguster via […]

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 […]