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Nichols and Bailey in Glasgow

June 7, 2019 by

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Stephen Nichols and George Bailey visited Glasgow yesterday to present the next instalment of their award-winning research on /s/-retraction in Manchester English at the Glasgow University Laboratory of Phonetics Lab Lunch. The talk was titled ‘/ʃ/tranger things have happened’, in an interesting cinematic twist from a previous incarnation, ‘Retraction on Coronation [ʃ]treet’. Manchet approves of […]

Workshop on Working with Sociophonetic Data in Sheffield

June 3, 2019 by

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If you’re interested in picking up some vital data skills for sociophonetic research, check out this upcoming workshop at the University of Sheffield, including a research talk by a certain Dr Bailey. All aspiring sociophoneticians are welcome to attend, but especially postgraduate students and ECRs. Workshop announcement below.   On the 14th of June 2019, the University of […]

Pat’s favourite things

May 18, 2019 by

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The University of Salzburg hosted a mini Manchester Linguistics reunion this week, with a workshop on Best Practice in Sociophonetics convened by former LEL colleague Erik Schleef, and taught by LEL alumna, Danielle Turton, as well as our own Pat (all pictured above with Erik’s book collection). The workshop focused on methods for analysing sociophonetic data: forced […]

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 […]