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Winter travels for Manchester linguists

December 18, 2018 by

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While most of us focus on eggnog, turkey and the Doctor Who Christmas special, Manchester linguists show no signs of slowing down. Vera Hohaus is in Göttingen this week, giving a talk at the Oberseminar English Linguistics (Syntax–Semantics). Her presentation is on “The syntax of embedding and the temporal interpretation of attitude complements”, and you […]

Jamie Findlay at LEL seminar

November 26, 2018 by

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This week, we welcome Jamie Findlay (Oxford) to the LEL seminar series. His talk, titled ‘When the cat you let out of the bag has claws: the role of metaphor in understanding idioms’ will take place on Tuesday 27th November at 4.15 in A102. It will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome! […]

Schultze-Berndt at LEL seminar

November 19, 2018 by

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The seminar tomorrow (Tuesday 19th Novemeber) is by our very own Eva Schultze-Berndt:   ‘Whoosh, off we go into another mode: The linguistic function of mimesis and the parts of speech status of ideophones’ The talk will take place in A102 as usual, and there will be drinks afterwards. You can download the abstract here.

Hohaus at Ambiguity Workshop

November 16, 2018 by

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The University of Tübingen is hosting a workshop on “Ambiguity as (Information) Gaps: Processes of Creation and Resolution” this week, featuring work by Vera Hohaus,  joint with Petra Augurzky and Rolf Ulrich. Their poster presents the results of an ERP study on “Processing Domain Restriction across Denotation Domains: The Case of Temporal Quantification”.

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 […]

Luisa Marti @ LEL Research Seminar

May 2, 2018 by

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On Wednesday 9th May, we welcome Dr Luisa Marti, of Queen Mary University of London, to the LEL Research Seminar. Luisa is a “theoretical linguist with a specialization in semantics and its interfaces with morpho-syntax and pragmatics”. She describes her current work as follows: “[it] investigates issues such as the nature of natural language quantification, […]

Dagmar Divjak @ LEL Research Seminars

March 13, 2018 by

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On Tuesday 20th March, we will be joined by Professor Dagmar Divjak at the LEL Research Seminars. Professor Divjak specialises in Russian and Slavonic studies at the University of Sheffield, but her main area of interest is “understanding how our cognitive capacities give rise to the patterns we see in language and how language learners might […]