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Hohaus gives a keynote at AFLA26

May 28, 2019 by

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The Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) met for the 26th time last week, featuring a plenary talk by no other than LEL’s Vera Hohaus. Vera spoke on ‘Variation and Language Change in Meaning Composition’. She is pictured above with fellow Samoanists who were also in attendance, Rebecca Tollan (U of Toronto), Jens Hoppersietzel (Humboldt-Universität zu […]

Pat’s favourite things

May 18, 2019 by

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The University of Salzburg hosted a mini Manchester Linguistics reunion this week, with a workshop on Best Practice in Sociophonetics convened by former LEL colleague Erik Schleef, and taught by LEL alumna, Danielle Turton, as well as our own Pat (all pictured above with Erik’s book collection). The workshop focused on methods for analysing sociophonetic data: forced […]

Where is Andrew?

May 14, 2019 by

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Readers of Manchet have been wondering for the past week about Andrew Koontz-Garboden’s current whereabouts. There have been rumours of Andrew sailing a viking boat on the Oslo fjord, and hiking in the countryside – both disconfirmed. In the latest instalment of this mystery saga, Andrew has been sighted in Stuttgart, where he is expected […]

“Processing Tense” workshop call for papers

May 13, 2019 by

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  On November 14-15, Vera’s research project in Tübingen will have a two-day workshop on “Processing Tense”, with an array of international speakers, including LEL’s Ryan Bochnak. The workshop provides a forum for researchers examining different aspects of the processing of temporal information and is intended to combine research on tense semantics using psycho- or neurolinguistic methods. Abstracts […]

Villa-García is IMPRISONED

May 4, 2019 by

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Thank you for participating in Manchet’s new clickbait experiment. Julio is a busy bee this bank holiday weekend, giving a TedX talk about his experience of bilingualism. If a video of this makes it online, you’ll hear it here first.  

Strycharczuk in Munich

January 31, 2019 by

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Pat braved the elements on Snowmaggedon Wednesday to visit the Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing in Munich, where she delivered a talk on ‘Variation and change in the articulation of English /l/’. Her talk summed up the results of two articulatory projects on /l/ in Southern British English and in New Zealand English, focusing […]

Welcome to two new postdocs!

January 25, 2019 by

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Not many linguistics departments in the world could start their own baseball team and fill it with semanticists alone. However, this has just become a possibility in Manchester, with the arrival of two new post-docs, Margit Bowler and Ryan Bochnak, who are joining Andrew’s ERC-funded project on ‘The lexical semantics of lexical categories’. Margit is in […]