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Hohaus and Zimmermann in Journal of Semantics

November 26, 2020 by

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Vera has been a busy bee through 2020! The latest product of that is a paper in Journal of Semantics, co-authored with Malte Zimmermann (not Richard) on “Comparisons of Equality With German so…wie, and the Relationship Between Degrees and Properties”. You can read the paper here. Abstract We present a compositionally transparent, unified semantic analysis of […]

Hanink and Koontz-Garboden at NELS

November 10, 2020 by

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Emily Hanink and Andree Koontz-Garboden presented at the virtual NELS (North East Linguistics Society) Conference Special Session on Indigenous Languages of North America. The meeting took place last week, but you can download the supporting documents for the talk, titled “Possession and categorization in a degreeless language”, here.

Augurzky, Hohaus & Ulrich in Cognitive Science

November 9, 2020 by

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Keeping up with Vera’s achievements is becoming a full time job. This week, it’s paper in Cognitive Science, though it’s only Monday, so who’s to know what the rest of the week will bring. The paper is Augurzky, Hohaus and Ulrich “Context and Complexity in Incremental Sentence Interpretation: An ERP Study on Temporal Quantification”, and […]

Vander Klok and Hohaus in Semantics and Pragmatics

November 6, 2020 by

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LEL’s Vera Hohaus is on a roll: hot on the heels of her teaching award comes a publication in the venerable Semantics and Pragmatics. The lead author is Jozina Vander Klok (University of Oslo), and the paper is titled “Weak necessity without weak possibility: The composition of modal strength distinctions in Javanese”. The abstract is […]

Postdoc Hopperdietzel now a doc

November 4, 2020 by

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Jens Hopperdietzel has defended his dissertation on “Resultatives. A view from Oceani verb serialization” with a Summa cum laude result (this is understood to be GOOD). Congratulations! Jens is now enjoying some downtime before throwing all his scholarly energies at the Manchester lexical semantics project with Andrew & co.

Welcome to new PhD student

October 2, 2020 by

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A very warm welcome to Shatha Alahmadi, who starting her PhD this year at LEL, under the supervision of Vera and Martina. Below is more information about Shatha and her research project – in her won words. “I was born and raised in Medina, Saudi Arabia. I received my BA in English Language from Taibah […]

Mancunians at Sinn und Bedeutung 25

September 1, 2020 by

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One of the main semantics conferences, Sinn und Bedeutung 25, is happening online this week, hosted virtually by University College London and Queen Mary University of London. It wouldn’t be a semantics party without the Mancunians, so you won’t be surprised to hear that the conference will see multiple contributions from the usual LEL suspects. […]

Hohaus at AFLA 27

August 18, 2020 by

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The 27th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association is coming up this week, featuring a talk by LEL’s Vera Hohaus on “Flavours of Samoan Modality: The Split between Epistemic and Root”. The conference is fully online and free to attend. Check out the programe here and if you’re tempted, you can reguster via […]

Mancunians at TripleA 7 Workshop

July 24, 2020 by

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The TripleA 7 Workshop is taking place this week online. The TripleA workshop series is a venue focused on semantics, fieldwork, and languages from Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. This could not scream “Manchester” louder if it was an indie band from the 80s singing dark lyrics to bright sound of guitars in an abandoned warehouse. […]

LEL alumnus takes up position at UC Davis

July 10, 2020 by

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Manchet has followed the achievements of alumnus Masoud Jasbi over the years (see here and here). After graduating from LEL in 2012, Masoud completed a PhD at Stanford, and a postdoc at Harvard. He has now taken up a tenure track position in the Department of Linguistics at UC Davis. Congratulations!