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10 minutes with… Dr Lauren Fonteyn.

July 2, 2018 by

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After what seemed like an eternity, Manchet is back with another ’10 minutes with’-interview. And only just in time – because the staff member featured today will be leaving LEL for another department closer to what she calls home. Dr Lauren Fonteyn, a Belgian chocolate-, frites-, and beer-enthusiast, completed her PhD at the University of […]

The brilliant Manchester postgrads have done it again!

June 27, 2018 by

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Late Spring saw Manchet reporting a string of conference prizes awarded to our students. This award winning streak continues with an LAGB Annual Meeting Best Student Abstract Bursary awarded jointly to Stefano Coretta and Massimiliano Canzi for the paper ‘The effect of lexical frequency on vowel phonation as a correlate of /t/-glottaling’. Max and Ste […]

LEL Historical Linguists invited talks

June 22, 2018 by

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Two of our historical linguists, Kersti Börjars and Lauren Fonteyn, headed out of Manchester to give an invited talk on some aspect of their research. On Tuesday, 12 June, Lauren headed over to the University of York to present at their Linguistics colloquium. Lauren’s talk was called ‘The principle of no synonymy in language change: […]

10 minutes with… Dr Viktor Leggio

February 11, 2018 by

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The ’10-minutes with’-interviews are back, this time featuring new lecturer Dr Viktor Daniele Leggio! While Viktor is the newest addition to our lecturer crew, he is definitely not new to Manchester. In fact, he moved to Manchester to study here many years ago, and in 2013 he became a doctor under supervision of Professor Yaron Matras. […]

Anders Holmberg @ LEL Research Seminar

February 6, 2018 by

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Next Tuesday (Feb 13, 2018) LEL welcomes Anders Holmberg, Professor in Theoretical Linguistics at the Newcastle University. Holmberg’s research talk will focus on the compositionality of compound nouns in Swedish and Chinese. Here’s the abstract: Abstract I will discuss the structure of words, particularly compound nouns, in a set of languages including Swedish and two […]

Andrea Nini, Dear Boss, and Saucy Jack

February 1, 2018 by

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The talk of the day is LEL’s very own Andrea Nini, who recently published an article on authorship analysis of some ‘Jack the Ripper’ letters. The news has gotten, to put it lightly, massive attention, as reported in the university of Manchester’s news letter: A researcher at the University has solved a mystery surrounding Jack […]

10 Minutes with… Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk

January 9, 2018 by

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After a long break, the ’10-minutes with’-interviews are back! The first to be subjected to the all-new interrogation is Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk (better know as ‘Pat’), lecturer in Linguistics and quantitative methods. Pat grew up in Poland, but moved to Manchester to doctor at the University of Manchester under supervision of the amazing Ricardo Bermudez-Otero and […]