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Strycharczuk in Pisa

January 29, 2017 by

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LEL lecturer Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk visited Pisa this week for a conference on Sources and functions of speech variation: disentangling the role of biological and social factors. Pat’s paper was with James Scobbie and dealt with Towards systematic exploration of variation in gestural timing: /l/ vocalisation in Southern British English; you can view the abstract […]

Bailey in PWPL

January 16, 2017 by

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LEL PhD student George Bailey has a paper in the latest issue of Penn Working Papers in Linguistics! The paper deals with Automatic Detection of Sociolinguistic Variation Using Forced Alignment, and is about using FAVE for fully automated coding of sociolinguistic variables. Well done, George! Featured image: part of figure 4.

Ricardo at ConSOLE XXV

January 3, 2017 by

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Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero will be opening the programme of ConSOLE XXV in Leipzig tomorrow (Wed 4th Jan) with a talk entitled The phonological lexicon, usage factors, and rates of change: Evidence from Manchester English. This is based on his joint work with George Bailey, Maciej Baranowski, and Danielle Turton. You can find the programme here. Have […]

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 […]

Demography shapes grammar

November 16, 2016 by

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Next week’s LEL research seminar (22nd Nov) features Freek van de Velde (Leuven) with the title Demography shapes grammar: a close-up view. The talk’s at 4:15pm in Sam Alex A113, and you can download the abstract here.

Mancs at NWAV 45

November 10, 2016 by

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Maciej Baranowski, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, PhD student George Bailey and PhD alum Danielle Turton have been in Vancouver this weekend for New Ways of Analysing Variation 45, presenting their paper Ahead but not faster: the effect of high token frequency on sound change. The paper also contains a nod to fellow Mancunians Kauhanen & Walkden’s model […]

In the field, around the world

October 5, 2016 by

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The latest issue of Arts Research – the School’s magazine focusing on exciting research being carried out by SALC staff – features a full-page exposé on the many LEL researchers involved in linguistic fieldwork around the world. It’s safe to say that this is an area in which LEL at Manchester is internationally outstanding. Yuni […]