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Welcome to new colleagues

September 20, 2021 by

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It’s the first day of the new academic year, so welcome back everyone, and an especially warm welcome to our two new colleagues: Colin Bannard and Serge Sagna. Colin (pictured right, he’s the human one with clothes on) received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, and he has since worked in Lepizig, Austin (Texas) […]

LEL linguists at LAGB and UKLVC

September 6, 2021 by

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Two major UK linguistics conferences are taking place this week, both with a strong Mancunian presence. The annual LAGB (Linguistic Association of Great Britain) meeting brings together linguists from various subfields. This year, the heavy lifting on behalf of Manchester is done by Eva Schultze-Berndt, who will deliver two papers: “Modals with different scales: Evidence […]

Hohaus showered with awards

September 1, 2021 by

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LEL’s Vera Hohaus has won Outstanding Staff Award for Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience. The nominations for this award come from students, and the criteria include providing a well-organised course that is taught effectively and supported through high-quality assessment and feedback, engaging and challenging the students in a supportive manner and motivating them to […]

Cameron-Faulkner at Language Acquisition Summer School

June 21, 2021 by

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The University of Padua and the University of Potsdam are hosting a truly global summer school on first language acquisition, aimed at students and early career researchers. The event features an impressive speaker line-up including LEL’s Thea Cameron-Faulkner. Thea will give a lecture on “The nature of Parent-child interaction: what we (think) we know and […]

Nini at PhilSoc

June 10, 2021 by

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LEL’s Andrea Nini will speak at the next meeting of the venerable Philological Society on Saturday 12th June at 4.15pm. Andrea’s lecture will be on a “A formal theory of idiolect and its forensic applications”. The lecture is public, but registration is required (registration link here). The abstract is below. One of the applications of […]

Howell, Hohaus et al. in “Linguistic Variation”

May 4, 2021 by

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Prolific as ever Vera Hohaus has just published another paper! Howell, Hohaus, Berezovskaya, Sachs, Braun, Durmaz and Beck is out now in Linguistic Variation reporting on “(No) variation in the grammar of alternatives”. If you’re wondering why there are so many authors on this paper, it’s because there are a lot of languages in the […]

LEL linguists’ Spring conference circuit

April 8, 2021 by

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Just like snowdrops and bluebells popping out shyly the frozen ground, linguistic conferences have begun to arrive, reminding us that the Spring is finally here. The following meetings will feature contributions by LEL linguists. Jens Hopperdietzel will be presenting a poster on Talmy’s typology in serializing languages: Variations on a vP” (abstract here) at GLOW44, […]

Bowler’s talk at Tübingen

March 10, 2021 by

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LEL’s Margit Bowler will be the guest at this week’s colloquium organised by the C1 project at the University of Tübingen. She will be presenting on “Perspectives on cross-linguistic variation in degree constructions”. It’s an open research colloquium, so anyone interested in hearing about Margit’s research (and Emily’s and Ryan’s and Andrew’s – they all […]

Bermúdez-Otero in Glossa

January 5, 2021 by

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By now you will have surely devoured the Science Advances paper co-authored by Ricardo, and if you have an appetite for more, we have good news for you. Ricardo has done a Hohaus, which is Manchester slang for “published multiple impressive papers in a ridiculously short window of time”. The paper you’re about to discover […]

LEL linguists past and present in Science Advances

January 4, 2021 by

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Science Advances, an interdisciplinary science journal with an impact factor of 7 billion or thereabouts, has just published a paper penned by a fabulous line-up with more than a touch of LEL. In the driver seat is PhD alumnus Henri Kauhanen (now at Konstanz), joined by Deepthi Gopal (PhD alumna, now at Cambridge), Tobias Galla […]