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Morrison works his way up the grammatical hierarchy

January 24, 2020 by

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Attentive readers of Manchet will recall that, only recently, Donald Morrison published a paper in Phonology. Hot on the heels of that publication comes his paper in Morphology, that is one grammatical level up. Donald’s latest paper is on vowel nasalisation in Scottish Gaelic, and it tackles a potential case of incomplete neutralisation. Incomplete neutralisation, […]

Nini on Victoria Derbyshire programme

January 6, 2020 by

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LEL’s Andrea Nini appeared on Victoria Derbyshire programme today to comment on the Ayia Napa case. The case concerns a British teenager convicted in Cyprus for public mischief after she retracted previous allegations of rape against 12 Israeli men. The defence argued that the retraction note had been written under duress and, in fact, dictated […]

Nini testifies in court

November 18, 2019 by

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LEL’s Andrea Nini travelled to Cyprus last week to appear in court as an expert witness. The case is against a British woman, who reported a rape earlier this year. While an arrest was made at the time, the suspects were released without charges, after the woman retracted her original statement. Now on trial for […]

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 […]

Ricardo’s seminar tour of Northern Europe (still counting England)

October 21, 2019 by

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Love of phonology has taken Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero to various corners of the world over the years. The northernmost destination, in this context, has to be Tromsø. Tromsø is the home of Norway’s Arctic University, which is the world’s northernmost university, and our own Pat’s alma mater. Ricardo visited there first in 2007, where he spoke […]

Strycharczuk in Indiana

October 16, 2019 by

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Pat is currently in Bloomington Indiana, visiting Indiana University. The Department of Linguistics at IU has close links with Manchester LEL. Most importantly, they gave us Andrew Koontz-Garboden, who graduated from Indiana in 2001. More recently, they hosted Ricardo in 2017, and PhD student, Stefano Coretta, went to visit in 2018. Indiana is a home […]

European Day of Languages

September 27, 2019 by

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We were celebrating European Day of Languages on 26th September. The Voice of Islam celebrated it by talking to our very own Julio. If you missed it, you can still catch the podcast here (from 1:25′).