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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 […]

Andrew Koontz-Garboden at LEL seminar

November 11, 2019 by

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The LEL seminar this week (12th November) is the linguistic equivalent to Beyonce playing a gig in her home town (that’s Houston, Texas should you wonder) to a select audience of 60. Our own legendary Andrew Koontz-Garboden will give a paper on “State/change of state polysemy and the lexical semantics of property concept lexemes” The talk […]

Successful viva for Pablo Fuentes

October 15, 2019 by

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PhD student, Pablo Fuentes, successfully defended his thesis entitled “Issues in Modality and Tense—Studies in English and Mapudungun” on Thursday 10th of October . This is an alternative format thesis, and consists of four articles (plus intro and conclusion). Two have been published, one has been accepted for publication and one is under review. (Details below). Pablo […]

Lisa Matthewson at LEL seminar

October 7, 2019 by

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The seminar talk this week will be by Lisa Matthewson (featured photo from Lisa’s website) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, presenting joint work with Yuto Hirayama on “Temporal Evidentials without Tense”. The talk will be on Tuesday, 8th October 2019 at 4.3pm in Samuel Alexander A7. As usual, there will be drinks afterwards. All […]

Postcard from Eva

August 29, 2019 by

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Just in! Here’s what it says. After Ricardo’s this is the second postcard from Leipzig this summer! To be honest I’ve already left Leipzig but had too busy a time while there, attending this year’s conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (sle19.eu) –  especially since it all started off with accumulated delays on my train journey […]

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.