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Empson, Ma, Weingartz and Wu in Semantic Fieldwork Methods

October 18, 2021 by


Many congratulations to our recent UG graduates Alice Empson, Jiayin Ma, Siena Weingartz, and Xiaoye Wu for their publication in Semantic Field Work Methods! Their paper “Exploring comparison constructions in Ndebele and Mandarin: The storyboard The Twin Dilemma” presents a method for eliciting comparative constructions in semantic fieldwork, using a storyboard. This work originated in […]

Smith and Yu at LEL seminar

September 27, 2021 by

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The first LEL research seminar of the semester will be this week! We will meet on Tuesday, 28/9/2021 at 4pm in Roscoe_2.3, but you can also join via Zoom (you’ll receive the link if you sign up to the mailing list here). The talk will be on Zoom, but there will be a wine reception afterwards in the Linguistics Common […]

Siena Weingartz scoops up an LAGB award

September 2, 2021 by

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Congratulations to LEL alumna, Siena Weingartz who has won this year’s LAGB (Linguistics Association for Great Britain) Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation in Linguistics. There is a national competition for the award in which only four students can triumph, so it’s quite an achievement. In fact, Manchet can reveal that Siena is the first Manchester […]

Hohaus at the EGG School

August 4, 2021 by

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It’s a busy summer for Vera Hohaus, who’s teaching two classes at the EGG (Eastern Generative Grammar) Summer School. The EGG school is an institution in theoretical linguistics with years of experience in providing affordable advanced linguistics training for graduate students from around the world. This year’s edition is online. Vera’s teaching two classes: an […]

Mancunians at the TripleA workshop

June 22, 2021 by

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The EighthTripleA workshop is starting tomorrow (23rd June), featuring a strong showing from Manchester LEL. It couldn’t be any other way, given the theme of the workshop, which is semantic fieldwork. Jens Hopperdietzel will be giving an invited talk on “Manner/result polysemy in Daakaka”. In addition to Jens’s plenary, there will be two papers by […]

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 […]

Bowler’s talk at Tübingen

March 10, 2021 by

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LEL’s Margit Bowler will be the guest at this week’s colloquium organised by the C1 project at the University of Tübingen. She will be presenting on “Perspectives on cross-linguistic variation in degree constructions”. It’s an open research colloquium, so anyone interested in hearing about Margit’s research (and Emily’s and Ryan’s and Andrew’s – they all […]

Hohaus and Zimmermann in Journal of Semantics

November 26, 2020 by

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Vera has been a busy bee through 2020! The latest product of that is a paper in Journal of Semantics, co-authored with Malte Zimmermann (not Richard) on “Comparisons of Equality With German so…wie, and the Relationship Between Degrees and Properties”. You can read the paper here. Abstract We present a compositionally transparent, unified semantic analysis of […]

Hanink and Koontz-Garboden at NELS

November 10, 2020 by

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Emily Hanink and Andree Koontz-Garboden presented at the virtual NELS (North East Linguistics Society) Conference Special Session on Indigenous Languages of North America. The meeting took place last week, but you can download the supporting documents for the talk, titled “Possession and categorization in a degreeless language”, here.

Augurzky, Hohaus & Ulrich in Cognitive Science

November 9, 2020 by

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Keeping up with Vera’s achievements is becoming a full time job. This week, it’s paper in Cognitive Science, though it’s only Monday, so who’s to know what the rest of the week will bring. The paper is Augurzky, Hohaus and Ulrich “Context and Complexity in Incremental Sentence Interpretation: An ERP Study on Temporal Quantification”, and […]