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Postdoc Hopperdietzel now a doc

November 4, 2020 by

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Jens Hopperdietzel has defended his dissertation on “Resultatives. A view from Oceani verb serialization” with a Summa cum laude result (this is understood to be GOOD). Congratulations! Jens is now enjoying some downtime before throwing all his scholarly energies at the Manchester lexical semantics project with Andrew & co.

Teaching award for Hohaus

October 23, 2020 by

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Vera Hohaus has been awarded an Outstanding Staff Award for Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience. She was nominated by her students who were asked to “recognise staff who inspired them to learn and do their best and who consistently provided a well-organised course that is taught effectively, supported through high-quality assessment and feedback”. While […]

AHRC grant for Mosegaard Hansen

October 16, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Maj-Britt for winning a prestigious AHRC Research Networking Grant! The project will focus on The Role of Pragmatics in Cyclic Language Change. The Co-I is Prof Richard Waltereit (Humboldt U, Berlin), and the network consists of 22 senior and junior colleagues from Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Far East.

Villa-García’s publishing spree

October 9, 2020 by

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Attentive readers of Manchet will remember Julio’s paper on Spanish que that came out in Glossa last year. Manchet is delighted to report that Julio has now graduated from que to sí que, and since it’s two words, two papers were needed to elucidate all the syntactic intricacies involved. “On the Contrasts Between sí ‘yes’ […]

Tweetin’ about Manchestah – Nini et al. research graphical representations of accent

September 21, 2020 by

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Andrea Nini has a new paper out, co-authored with George Bailey, Diansheng Guo and Jack Grieve. The paper, titled “The graphical representation of phonetic dialect features of the North of England on social media”, is a contribution to a volume edited by Patrick Honeybone and Warren Maguire on “Dialect Writing and the North of England”, […]

Welcome to Jens Hopperdietzel

September 11, 2020 by

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A warm welcome to LEL’s newest postdoc Jens Hopperdietzel! Jens is joining Andrew’s project on lexical categories after Ryan left (😢) for UBC. Jens is joining us from Berlin, where he’s finishing a PhD at the Humboldt University on resultative constructions in lesser described Oceanic languages, such as Daakaka (spoken in Vanuatu) and Samoan. He’s […]

LEL colleagues at SLE2020

September 3, 2020 by

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The annual conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea took place this week, with a strong representation from LEL. The following papers were given by LEL colleagues: “Thematic and lexico-aspectual constraints on V-S agreement: evidence from Northern Italo-Romance” by Delia Bentley & Michela Cennamo “Cyclic changes to the French negative coordinating conjunction” by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen […]

Börjars elected to Academia Europaea

July 13, 2020 by

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Manchet reported last week’s on Maj-Britt’s election to Academia Europaea, only to find out that she will be joined by LEL’s Honorary Professor and former colleague, Kersti Börjars (now at St Catherine’s College Oxford). Many congratulations to Kersti on her election!

Mosegaard Hansen elected to Academia Europaea

July 9, 2020 by

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LEL’s Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen has been elected as a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea. The Academy is a scholarly organisation who has among its aims promoting European research, advising governments and furthering research. Membership is by invitation, and it follows a rigorous nomination and evaluation procedure. Manchet congratulates!

Mancunians at LabPhon17

July 6, 2020 by

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LabPhon17, the biennial conference of the Association for Laboratory Phonology begins today, featuring the following contributions by LEL-affiliates. *Dr* (it’s official!) Stefano Coretta (now at LMU Munich) is presenting a poster with a bit of a downer of a title, but here goes “Meta-analytical estimates of the effect of voicing on vowel duration in English […]