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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.

Bochnak and Hohaus in Journal of Semantics

August 15, 2019 by

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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

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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, […]