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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 […]

“Processing Tense” workshop call for papers

May 13, 2019 by

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  On November 14-15, Vera’s research project in Tübingen will have a two-day workshop on “Processing Tense”, with an array of international speakers, including LEL’s Ryan Bochnak. The workshop provides a forum for researchers examining different aspects of the processing of temporal information and is intended to combine research on tense semantics using psycho- or neurolinguistic methods. Abstracts […]

Manchester linguists at GLOW 42

May 10, 2019 by

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The 42nd GLOW conference (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) is taking place in Oslo this week, featuring two poster contributions from Manchester linguists: Emily Hanink (University of Manchester), Andrew Koontz-Garboden (University of Manchester) and Emmanuel-Moselly Makasso (University of Yaounde 1). Basaá property concepts and the ontology of gradability [abstract] Karlos Arregi (University of Chicago) and Emily Hanink (University of […]

Vera Hohaus at LEL seminar

April 29, 2019 by

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We are back this week with the LEL seminar series.  This coming Tuesday (30th, April), the talk will be by our very own Vera Hohaus, who will speak on ‘Samoan comparison constructions, past and present’ An abstract is below. The seminar will take place in A215 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks […]

Emily Hanink at LEL seminar

February 25, 2019 by

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  This weeks’ seminar is by Emily Hanink, who will speak on: ‘Anaphora and sameness in the DP’ The talk will be at 4.15 pm in room A113 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and everyone is welcome to join us for dinner. Abstract below.   Anaphora and sameness in the […]