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Cole and Strycharczuk in ‘English Language and Linguistics’

May 17, 2022 by

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Hot off the press in English Language and Linguistics is “Dialect levelling and Cockney diphthong shift reversal in South East England: the case of the Debden Estate” by Amanda Cole (Essex) and LEL’s Pat Strycharczuk. The study traces the development of traditional Cockney vowels (think “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plane”) in […]

Mary Chioti at LEL seminar

November 29, 2021 by

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This week’s seminar talk will be by LEL’s own Mary Chioti. Mary will give her talk in-person in Roscoe_2.3, but it’s also possible to attend remotely via https://zoom.us/j/8379113954 . The talk will be on Tuesday, 30/11/2021 at 4pm. The abstract is below. The Cognitive and Affective Bases of Accent Attitudes Mary Chioti   The study examines the formation of […]

ESRC postdoc for Donlan

September 9, 2021 by

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PhD alumna Lisa Donlan is returning to Manchester after scooping up a coveted ESRC postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship is to allow early career researchers the chance to develop their publication record, networks, research and professional skills. Lisa’s project is on sociolinguistics of online communication. She’ll be undertaking training in Natural Language Processing, developing and submitting […]

Donlan sails through her viva

December 8, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Lisa Donlan who has just passed her PhD viva with no corrections! The examiners were LEL’s Maciej Baranowski and Sali Tagliamonte (Toronto). Lisa’s PhD thesis, supervised by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen and Andrea Nini, is on “Power, Innovation, and Language Diffusion in an Online Community of Practice“. Her research was on the spread of […]

Strycharczuk et al.’s Frontiers paper sparks controversy

July 16, 2020 by

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LEL’s Pat Strycharczuk and colleagues: Manuel López-Ibáñez, Georgina Brown and Adrian Leemann have a new paper out in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, titled “General Northern English. Investigating regional variation in the North of England with machine learning”. The paper’s barely been out for 24h, but it has already generated a lot of controversy, if 1.1k […]

Baranowski and Turton in LVC

May 8, 2020 by

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LEL’s Maciej Baranowski and PhD alumna, Danielle Turton, are in the midst of a publishing frenzy. Only recently, Manchet reported their Journal of Linguistics paper on the FOOT and STRUT vowel(s) in Manchester English. Now they are back with an even more impressive number: a Language Variation and Change (Big Deal Socio Journal) paper on […]

Turton and Baranowski in Journal of Linguistics

April 27, 2020 by

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PhD alumna, Danielle Turton and LEL’s Maciej Baranowski have a new paper out in Journal of Linguistics. The paper is titled “Not quite the same: The social stratification and phonetic conditioning of the FOOT–STRUT vowels in Manchester”, and it reveals new and perplexing facts about the Manchester STRUT vowel. If you’re from Manchester, you probably […]

Chris Montgomery at LEL seminar

January 31, 2020 by

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Next Tuesday, 4th of February 2020, we will have Chris Montgomery from the University of Sheffield giving a paper on “What can real-time reactions to voice samples tell us about ‘salient’ features?” in SamAlex A101 at 4.15pm. Below is a short teaser: “This paper will report on the results of two perception studies in which […]

Mancunians at r-atics

November 5, 2019 by

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There is such a thing as a conference series dedicated to r. That’s not the statistical package R, but r-the-sound. Every once in a while someone suggests that the conference should maybe expand to also include l, but that drastic step has not yet been taken, as the community keeps its focus. If you’re a […]

LEL colleagues cast a spell on readers of linguistics

October 24, 2019 by

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Among the subjects that the public never tires of are crime and social class. It is more or less the same for linguistic audiences, as evidenced by the following readership data analytics, carefully curated for you by the Manchet data team. Andrea’s Jack the Ripper paper is featured by OUP as one of the most […]