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Postcard from Delia

August 21, 2019 by

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Delia sends her greetings from Buffalo, New York, where she is attending The International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG2019). Delia’s own contribution is a talk on “The logical structure of verbs of quantized and non-quantized change”, and she has also served as a programme committee member for the conference. Advertisements

Bochnak and Hohaus in Journal of Semantics

August 15, 2019 by


Hot off the press, published Open Access in Journal of Semantics is the new paper by Ryan Bochnak, Vera Hohaus and Anne Mucha on “Variation in Tense and Aspect, and the Temporal Interpretation of Complement Clauses”. Read it here.

Postcard from Vera

August 12, 2019 by


It seems that the Southern Hemisphere is the preferred destination for Manchester linguists this summer. Vera is the latest colleague to venture there, and here’s what she says: Talofa mai Samoa! I’m lucky to spend almost another four weeks in Samoa, on the island of Upolu, to learn more about the land, the culture and, […]

Postcard from Martina

July 22, 2019 by

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Greetings from Cusco, Manchet! For the last two weeks, I’ve been in Cusco, Peru, on holiday. Walking steps (at 3200m altitude) keeps me fit and rewards me with amazing views. While not doing fieldwork this time round, I’ve met up with Quechua-speaking friends and have been able to confirm some data from previous fieldwork. I’m […]

Hohaus gives a keynote at AFLA26

May 28, 2019 by

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The Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) met for the 26th time last week, featuring a plenary talk by no other than LEL’s Vera Hohaus. Vera spoke on ‘Variation and Language Change in Meaning Composition’. She is pictured above with fellow Samoanists who were also in attendance, Rebecca Tollan (U of Toronto), Jens Hoppersietzel (Humboldt-Universität zu […]

Hanink at SALT29

May 20, 2019 by

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Mere days after the formal linguistics bonanza that was GLOW, Emily (pictured) was off to LA, where she presented a poster at  SALT29 (Semantics and Linguistics Theory). The poster is based on joint work with Andrew Koontz-Garboden (not pictured, current whereabouts tbc), and Emmanuel-Moselly Makasso. The title is “Basaa property concepts and the ontology of […]

Where is Andrew?

May 14, 2019 by

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Readers of Manchet have been wondering for the past week about Andrew Koontz-Garboden’s current whereabouts. There have been rumours of Andrew sailing a viking boat on the Oslo fjord, and hiking in the countryside – both disconfirmed. In the latest instalment of this mystery saga, Andrew has been sighted in Stuttgart, where he is expected […]