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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 B√∂rjars 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 […]

LEL colleagues cast a spell on readers of linguistics

October 24, 2019 by

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Among the subjects that the public never tires of are crime and social class. It is more or less the same for linguistic audiences, as evidenced by the following readership data analytics, carefully curated for you by the Manchet data team. Andrea’s Jack the Ripper paper is featured by OUP as one of the most […]