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Mclellan doctored

April 18, 2023 by

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Manchet is thrilled to report that Alina Mclellan has successfully passed her viva. This achievement crowns Alina’s nine-year presence at the University of Manchester, first as an undergraduate student (2014–18), then an MA student (2018-19), and finally a PhD candidate. Alina’s PhD thesis, supervised by Delia Bentley and Eva Schultze-Berndt is on “Relative and cleft […]

Ash Asudeh at LEL seminar

April 17, 2023 by

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This Tuesday, 18th April 2023, we will welcome Ash Asudeh (University of Rochester) to the LEL seminar series. His talk will be on the syntax and semantics of Persian modals. The talk will take place online on zoom, starting at 4pm. The syntax and semantics of Persian modality and perception  Ash Asudeh  (Joint work with Setayesh […]

Adam Ledgeway at LEL seminar

March 6, 2023 by

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This week, we will welcome Adam Ledgeway (Cambridge) to the LEL seminar series. He will speak on “Exploring the Parameters of Microvariation: Evidence from the Romance Clause.” The talk will be in Simon Building 2.61 on 7th March, 2023 at 4.10pm. All are welcome!

Successful viva for Roisin Cosnahan 

July 1, 2022 by

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Congratulations to Roisin Cosnahan, who has passed her viva this morning! The title of Roisin’s dissertation is “The Role of Pragmatics in the Evolution of Negation in Northern Italian Dialects”. She’s been focusing on the uses and diachronic evolution of postverbal negative markers in Lombardian and Venetian varieties from the 13th to the 20th c., […]

Louise McNally at the SynSemLab

November 15, 2021 by

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The next SynSemLab will host a special guest, Louise McNally from the Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, joining in person. The speaker will give a talk on “Grammatically relevant aspects of meaning and verbal polysemy” (abstract below). The meeting will be on Wednesday, 17 November at 11am Manchester time. All are welcome to attend in Sam Alex_A116, […]

Rajesh Bhatt at LEL seminar

November 12, 2021 by

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At the upcoming LEL seminar, we’ll be welcoming Rajesh Bhatt from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He will present joint work with Sakshi Bhatia on “Copular Sentences in Hindi-Urdu:  Gluttony and Licensing” (abstract below). The talk will be on Tuesday at 4.15 pm, and it can be viewed in Roscoe 2_3 or on Zoom at […]

Hanink and Koontz-Garboden at NELS

November 10, 2020 by

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Emily Hanink and Andree Koontz-Garboden presented at the virtual NELS (North East Linguistics Society) Conference Special Session on Indigenous Languages of North America. The meeting took place last week, but you can download the supporting documents for the talk, titled “Possession and categorization in a degreeless language”, here.

Villa-García’s publishing spree

October 9, 2020 by

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Attentive readers of Manchet will remember Julio’s paper on Spanish que that came out in Glossa last year. Manchet is delighted to report that Julio has now graduated from que to sí que, and since it’s two words, two papers were needed to elucidate all the syntactic intricacies involved. “On the Contrasts Between sí ‘yes’ […]

Hanink in NLLT

July 27, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Emily Hanink on her new paper in Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. The paper is on “DP structure and internally headed relatives in Washo”. The paper is truly impressive in scope – the number of endnotes alone (whopping 42) tells you that Emily thought about everything there is to think about on the […]

Zimmermann in Journal of Historical Syntax

May 20, 2020 by

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Richard Zimmermann’s latest paper is just out in Journal of Historical Syntax. The paper is titled “Testing causal associations in language change: The replacement of subordinating then with when in Middle English”, and it’s a beautiful display of what LEL does best: language change and data (note also the beautiful minimalist graphics). The paper is […]