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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′).

Welcome (back) to Mary Begley

September 20, 2019 by

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Attentive readers of Manchet will recognise Mary Begley, who graduated from LEL last year. This term, she returns as a colleague to teach a new unit, The Changing Structure of English. Here is Mary introducing herself, at Manchet’s request. “My interests are historical lexical change, particularly Middle English. My thesis addressed change in the ME […]

Welcome to Ariadne Loutrari!

September 18, 2019 by

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Welcome to Ariadne Loutrari, who’s joining LEL for this year as a lecturer. Ariadne received her Ph.D. in Linguistics, with a focus on Neurolinguistics and Music Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London. She is interested in both congenital and acquired disorders and their effect on the processing of language and music. You can find more […]

Mancunians at LAGB

September 12, 2019 by

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Hot on the heels of the UK Language Variation and Change, London is hosting the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. Keeping Virgin Trains in business, a rather large Mancunian contingent is in attendance, with the following contributions: Juliette Angot The meanings of je pense and je crois in French interaction Stephen Nichols and Henri […]

Welcome to Richard Zimmermann

September 6, 2019 by

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With the new academic year just around the corner, we welcome new colleagues to the department. One of them is Dr Richard Zimmermann. He’s moving to Manchester from Switzerland, which, in these tumultuous times, suggests an adventurous spirit. Richard obtained his PhD from the University of Geneva, and his areas of expertise include historical syntax […]