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Merry news of vivas

December 19, 2018 by

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This term has brought us two successful PhD vivas in phonology and phonetics. Deepthi Gopal passed her viva on 29th Novemeber, defending a dissertation on “Similarity and representations in sonorant phonology”. Deepthi’s supervisors were Yuni Kim (now at Essex) and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, whereas the examiners were Wendell Kimper (internal) and Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut/Nijmegen). Deepthi […]

Sophie Holmes-Elliott at LEL seminar

December 10, 2018 by

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The seminar this week (Tuesday 11/12) is by Sophie Holmes-Elliott (Southampton University).  Abstract is below. The talk will take place at 4.15 in A102, and there will be drinks afterwards. Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner afterwards. If you’re a Master’s student looking for an exciting PhD position, check out Sophie’s new project. Future leaders: […]

Bailey at PhilSoc

November 13, 2018 by

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George Bailey, who is two achievements away from getting his own dedicated category on Manchet, has been invited to speak at the upcoming meeting of the Philological Society, hosted by the University of Sheffield. George’s contribution will focus on the social meaning of the  [ŋɡ] variable in the North of England, and its role (or […]

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 […]

Event to attend: ‘The World of Language – Languages of the World’

October 12, 2017 by

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As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Sascha Stollhans (PhD student and Teaching Assistant in LEL) and Eva Adelseck (German Studies) are hosting a day on “The World of Language – Languages of the World” on 10 November 2017. There will be two main events: An interactive exhibition, showcasing linguistics research at the […]

UG dissertation gets publicity

October 5, 2017 by

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The UG dissertation of Amy Portwood, called ‘All in a Name: Parental Naming Activity in Multilingual Manchester’ (submitted in May 2017, supervised by Prof Yaron Matras) has received some publicity. For her dissertation, Amy set out to ask 120 local mothers about the names given to their children born between 2010- 2015 (now aged between two and […]