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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 Helen Buckler – Nottingham 06.03.2018 Jack Grieve – […]

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’ […]

Different perspectives on proper noun modifiers

December 20, 2016 by

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Dr Tine Breban and alumna Dr Julia Kolkmann will be hosting a workshop on Different perspectives on proper noun modifiers at BICLCE 2017 in Vigo, 28-30 September 2017. The deadline for submissions to the Tine & Julia workshop is 15th Jan, so get writing! Here is the full call for papers. Submissions and queries should […]

Bodo Winter at LEL Research Seminar

December 11, 2016 by

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Bodo Winter (Birmingham) will be in Manchester on Tuesday 13th Dec to give a talk on The tasty smelly side of language: A quantitative study of English sensory adjectives. Here’s the abstract: One of the primary things humans do with language is to talk about sensory impressions, such as whether a curry tastes too hot […]

Human impersonal pronouns in Afrikaans

November 6, 2016 by

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Daniel Van Olmen (Lancaster) will be coming to Manchester this Tuesday (8th Nov) to give a talk on Human impersonal pronouns in Afrikaans: a double questionnaire-based approach. You can view the abstract here. The seminar is at the usual time: 4:15pm, in Sam Alex A113, with drinks afterwards. Manchet hopes to see you there!