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Smith in Newcastle

December 14, 2022 by

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LEL’s Ryan Smith ventured to Newcastle last week, intrepid despite the cold snap and the British trains. Our friends in the North got to enjoy a seminar talk by him on “Agentless presuppositions, resultatives, and the semantics of eventive verbs.” 

Nini in Konstanz

November 18, 2022 by

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LEL’s Andrea Nini is in Konstanz this week, presenting a seminar talk on “From Jack the Ripper to cybercrime: linguistics as a forensic science”. University of Konstanz is a known black hole for LEL staff and students, having attracted George Walkden, Fernanda Barrientos, Henri Kauhanen and Max Canzi away from Manchester. While Andrea is certain […]

Mancunians at the LAGB meeting

September 12, 2022 by

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The annual meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain is taking place this week in Belfast. Representing LEL are Ryan Walter Smith, who is performing a feat of presenting a paper in two parallel sessions, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, and well as numerous alumni, alumnae and former colleagues, as highlighted below. Ryan Walter Smith and Jianrong […]

Spring conferences at LEL

April 19, 2022 by

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Easter break was not much of a break for the busy linguistics bees at LEL. Below is an overview of conference papers given by colleagues and students at LEL over the past few weeks. Anyone with a Manchester affiliation (current or historical) is in bold Shatha Alahmadi & Vera Hohaus gave a talk “On the […]

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes in Manchester English

March 20, 2022 by

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“Ah, how Manchester’s changed” is a sentiment you hear a lot, usually in the context of skyscrapers springing up like mushrooms all over the place. But there are also other changes enveloping the city, and you’ll only know if you keep an ear, and other instruments, to a rich corpus of sociolinguistic data. It’s just […]

New book by Sagna

March 17, 2022 by

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Hot off the press is Serge Sagna’s book on “Cross-Categorial Classification”. The book has been published by De Gruyter as part of the Empirical Approaches to Language Typology Series. If you’d like to snap up a copy, you can do so here. The highlights are below (from the publisher’s website). Languages in which non-finite verbs […]

ITL Fellowship for Kimper

October 27, 2021 by

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LEL’s Wendell Kimper has been appointed fellow of the University Institute of Teaching and Learning. Wendell is currently leading a project titled “Accessible by design: developing inclusive pedagogies”. The project description is below. You can find out more about other ITL projects here and here‘s more info about the current fellows. Accessible by design: developing […]

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 […]