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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 […]

Jean-Marc Dewaele @ LEL Research Seminar

February 1, 2018 by

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Next Tuesday (Feb 6, 2018) LEL welcomes Jean-Marc Dewaele, Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of London Birkbeck). Dewaele’s research talk will focus on the language of emotion and foreign language acquisition. Here’s the abstract: Abstract In this lecture I will present an overview of the recent surge of interest in the field of […]

LEL Research Seminars – Spring 2018

January 5, 2018 by

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New year, new seminars! Manchet is pleased to announce the names and dates for the LEL Research Seminars: Dates Speaker 30.01.2018 Chris Montgomery – Sheffield 06.02.2018 Jean Marc Dewaele – Birkbeck (U of London) 13.02.2018 Anders Holmberg – Newcastle 20.02.2018 Antal van den Bosch – Nijmegen 27.02.2018 N/A 06.03.2018 Jack Grieve – Birmingham 13.03.2018 N/A […]

ERC grant awarded to Andrew!

January 4, 2018 by

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LEL’s head of department, Professor Andrew Koontz-Garboden, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. The ERC has three core grant schemes: Starting Grants, Consolidator Grants and Advanced Grants. The ERC Consolidator Grants are awarded to outstanding researchers with at least seven and up to twelve years of experience after PhD, and a scientific track record showing great […]

Sander Lestrade at LEL Research Seminars

October 9, 2017 by

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After a gap in the seminar programme on October 10th, the LEL Research Seminar returns on Tuesday, October 17th with Dr Sander Lestrade (Nijmegen). In his talk, Sander will be discussing a recent paper of his published in PLOS ONE. The paper tackles one of the most intriguing phenomena in natural language called ‘Zipf’s law’ […]