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Journal of Phonetics award for Strycharczuk

October 27, 2017 by

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Manchet has previously reported on Pat’s painstaking research into pronunciation differences between ruler (=‘measuring device’) and ruler (=‘political leader’). Pat’s recent paper on this subject, titled ‘Gradual or abrupt? The phonetic path to morphologisation’ has been awarded a prize by The Journal of Phonetics for a Best Early Career Scholar’s Article of The Year. The […]

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 […]

Mancunians at Ultrafest

October 5, 2017 by

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Two of the Manchester phoneticians are in Potsdam this week, participating in Ultrafest VIII a cyclical event focused on the use of Ultrasound Tongue Imaging in speech science. Stefano presenting PhD student Stefano Coretta gave a talk on ‘Vowel duration and tongue root advancement in Italian and Polish’, whereas colleague Patrycja Strycharczuk talked about ‘Midsagittal […]

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 […]

Ricardo in Indiana

September 19, 2017 by

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This week Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero will be in Bloomington as a guest of the Linguistics Department of Indiana University. Today (Tuesday 19 September) Ricardo will be giving two talks. In the early afternoon we will be addressing the phonetics and phonology reading group on the topic of ‘The allophony of English /aɪ/ reconsidered’. In the early […]

‘Mancunians, not Manchesterians’ – Fonteyn’s interview in Atlas Obscura

July 8, 2017 by

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On July 6, travel and info guide Atlas Obscura published an interview with historical linguist Lauren Fonteyn on the wondrous world of demonyms. A demonym is a word used to describe a person from or a property of a certain place. For instance, Londoner is the demonym of London, and Belgian is the demonym of Belgium. As aptly noted by Dan […]

LEL’s PhD students and staff have a busy summer full of talks

July 7, 2017 by

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Summer is by tradition academic conference season, and so LEL’s people are very busy busy doing a lot of (work-related) travel. Last week, for instance, two of our Mancunian PhD students gave a talk at FWAV-4 in York. George Bailey talked about Synchronic evidence for diachronic pathways of change: /g/-deletion and the life cycle of phonological […]