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Baranowski and Turton in LVC

May 8, 2020 by

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LEL’s Maciej Baranowski and PhD alumna, Danielle Turton, are in the midst of a publishing frenzy. Only recently, Manchet reported their Journal of Linguistics paper on the FOOT and STRUT vowel(s) in Manchester English. Now they are back with an even more impressive number: a Language Variation and Change (Big Deal Socio Journal) paper on […]

Turton and Baranowski in Journal of Linguistics

April 27, 2020 by

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PhD alumna, Danielle Turton and LEL’s Maciej Baranowski have a new paper out in Journal of Linguistics. The paper is titled “Not quite the same: The social stratification and phonetic conditioning of the FOOT–STRUT vowels in Manchester”, and it reveals new and perplexing facts about the Manchester STRUT vowel. If you’re from Manchester, you probably […]

For the lovers of Old English

April 22, 2020 by

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If you like Old English, you really need to check out Richard’s Old English treasure trove of a website. Equally, if you you don’t yet know whether or not you like Old English, but you would like to develop a preference, this website is a must-visit corner of the internet. It has everything: its very own […]

Faller in Glossa

April 15, 2020 by

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Hot of the press is Martina’s paper on “The many functions of Cuzco Quechua =pas: implications for the semantic map of additivity”, published in Glossa. You can read it here. The paper is best enjoyed with pictures from Martina’s fieldwork in Cuzco last summer (one of them featured above). Happy reading!  

Mancunians at 42 DGfS Meeting

March 17, 2020 by

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If this post seems like something from another time, that’s because it is. This is a report from a conference that happened over 10 days ago, when taking a plane to attend a large meeting in another country seemed normal. Dated or not, it features linguistics, and happiness, so here goes. The Center for Linguistics […]

Kersti’s goodbye workshop

March 16, 2020 by

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It’s the end of an era. After 26 years at Manchester, Kersti Börjars is off to a new adventure, as she becomes the Master of St. Catherine’s college Oxford. She took up the new job in January, and if you want to know what it’s like, you can read about it in the following interview […]

Welcome to new postdocs!

February 6, 2020 by

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Manchet is delighted to welcome three new postdocs, who have just joined the research team on the AHRC-funded ‘Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers’ project. Tino Oudesluijs is a historical sociolinguist who first graduated in Celtic Studies (BA) and Medieval Studies (RMA) at the University of Utrecht. In 2014, he moved to Lausanne (Switzerland), where he […]

Morrison works his way up the grammatical hierarchy

January 24, 2020 by

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Attentive readers of Manchet will recall that, only recently, Donald Morrison published a paper in Phonology. Hot on the heels of that publication comes his paper in Morphology, that is one grammatical level up. Donald’s latest paper is on vowel nasalisation in Scottish Gaelic, and it tackles a potential case of incomplete neutralisation. Incomplete neutralisation, […]

Nini on Victoria Derbyshire programme

January 6, 2020 by

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LEL’s Andrea Nini appeared on Victoria Derbyshire programme today to comment on the Ayia Napa case. The case concerns a British teenager convicted in Cyprus for public mischief after she retracted previous allegations of rape against 12 Israeli men. The defence argued that the retraction note had been written under duress and, in fact, dictated […]

Nini testifies in court

November 18, 2019 by

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LEL’s Andrea Nini travelled to Cyprus last week to appear in court as an expert witness. The case is against a British woman, who reported a rape earlier this year. While an arrest was made at the time, the suspects were released without charges, after the woman retracted her original statement. Now on trial for […]