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Sander Lestrade at LEL Research Seminars

October 9, 2017 by

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After a gap in the seminar programme on October 10th, the LEL Research Seminar returns on Tuesday, October 17th with Dr Sander Lestrade (Nijmegen). In his talk, Sander will be discussing a recent paper of his published in PLOS ONE. The paper tackles one of the most intriguing phenomena in natural language called ‘Zipf’s law’ […]

While we were away…

September 21, 2017 by

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It might have been quiet on Manchet, but that does not mean the department was. Over the summer, staff and PhD students of LEL have been talking a great deal about their research. Our PhD students travelled from the UK (Canterbury, York, Cardiff) to the US (Texas and New York) with their research: Hannah Booth […]

Professor Delia Bentley presenting at all new Langwidge Sandwidge

March 22, 2017 by

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After a period of inactivity, the LEL Langwidge Sandwidge talks have been revived! The first speaker of the all new Sandwidge series is Delia Bentley, who will be talking about her ongoing research on result state adjectives (in Italo-Romance languages; see abstract below). The event details are as follows: Room Booked: Simon Building, room 4.38 […]

Major funding for Germanic NPs project!

December 27, 2016 by

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The project Constraints on syntactic variation: noun phrases in early Germanic languages has just received major funding from the Norwegian Research Council! The project is led by Oslo’s Kristin Bech and features three Mancunians: Kersti Börjars, Tine Breban, and George Walkden. Also on the project are Svetlana Petrova (Wuppertal) and Sheila Watts (Cambridge). In the […]

Different perspectives on proper noun modifiers

December 20, 2016 by

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Dr Tine Breban and alumna Dr Julia Kolkmann will be hosting a workshop on Different perspectives on proper noun modifiers at BICLCE 2017 in Vigo, 28-30 September 2017. The deadline for submissions to the Tine & Julia workshop is 15th Jan, so get writing! Here is the full call for papers. Submissions and queries should […]

Denison on Japan tour

November 14, 2016 by

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LEL professor emeritus David Denison is embarking on a three-week trip to Japan in November-December. It’s a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Visiitng Fellowship. At Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata he will be introduced by Dr Ayumi Miura, a lecturer who is a former Manchester PhD student. There will be three other […]

Morphology-syntax interactions in language change

November 11, 2016 by

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Our seminar speaker for Tuesday 15th November will be Alexandra Simonenko (McGill/Ghent) on Structural and acquisition-based models of the morphology-syntax interactions in language change. The talk will be based on joint work with Benoit CrabbĂ© (Alpage) and Sophie PrĂ©vost (LaTTiCe). It will take place at 4.15pm, as usual, in Samuel Alexander A113, followed by drinks […]