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

September 21, 2020 by


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


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 […]

Baranowski and Turton in LVC

May 8, 2020 by

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LEL’s Maciej Baranowski and PhD alumna, Danielle Turton, are in the midst of a publishing frenzy. Only recently, Manchet reported their Journal of Linguistics paper on the FOOT and STRUT vowel(s) in Manchester English. Now they are back with an even more impressive number: a Language Variation and Change (Big Deal Socio Journal) paper on […]

Turton and Baranowski in Journal of Linguistics

April 27, 2020 by

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PhD alumna, Danielle Turton and LEL’s Maciej Baranowski have a new paper out in Journal of Linguistics. The paper is titled “Not quite the same: The social stratification and phonetic conditioning of the FOOT–STRUT vowels in Manchester”, and it reveals new and perplexing facts about the Manchester STRUT vowel. If you’re from Manchester, you probably […]

For the lovers of Old English

April 22, 2020 by

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If you like Old English, you really need to check out Richard’s Old English treasure trove of a website. Equally, if you you don’t yet know whether or not you like Old English, but you would like to develop a preference, this website is a must-visit corner of the internet. It has everything: its very own […]

Faller in Glossa

April 15, 2020 by

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Hot of the press is Martina’s paper on “The many functions of Cuzco Quechua =pas: implications for the semantic map of additivity”, published in Glossa. You can read it here. The paper is best enjoyed with pictures from Martina’s fieldwork in Cuzco last summer (one of them featured above). Happy reading!