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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 […]

While we were away…

September 21, 2017 by

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It might have been quiet on Manchet, but that does not mean the department was. Over the summer, staff and PhD students of LEL have been talking a great deal about their research. Our PhD students travelled from the UK (Canterbury, York, Cardiff) to the US (Texas and New York) with their research: Hannah Booth […]

New job for Míša!

March 27, 2017 by

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Manchet is proud to report that Michaela Hejná, phonetician extraordinaire and Manchester LEL PhD alumna, is now gainfully employed as Adjunkt/Assistant Professor in English Linguistics at Aarhus University, specializing in language variation and change. The post is for three years, with the possibility of being made permanent. By all accounts, she is loving it there! […]

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 […]