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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 […]

Mancunian linguists reach Mile End

September 3, 2019 by

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East London’s Greggs are on high alert, as a group of Manchester linguists are at Queen Mary University of London this week, attending UK Language Variation and Change 12. UKLVC is a biennial conference on language variation and change, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. The Mancs are carrying the torch for Northern accents there, presenting three different […]

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 […]