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Bentley and Cruschina in Glossa

November 8, 2018 by

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Hot off the press is the typology and predictions concerning the silent argument of broad focus. This paper by Delia, co-authored with Silvio Cruschina, former postdoc at LEL, has just appeared in Glossa, and it is as impressive as it is ethical, following the full Open Access model. The data come from Italian, one of […]

Booth viva-ed

November 5, 2018 by

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Congratulations to Hannah Booth on passing her viva! Hannah has successfully defended a dissertation on “Expletives and clause structure: syntactic change in Icelandic” last Friday. The PhD was supervised by Kersti and Tine, with John as a panel members. The examiners were Helge Lødrup (Oslo), and our own Delia. We have come to know Hannah […]

LEL Historical Linguists invited talks

June 22, 2018 by

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Two of our historical linguists, Kersti Börjars and Lauren Fonteyn, headed out of Manchester to give an invited talk on some aspect of their research. On Tuesday, 12 June, Lauren headed over to the University of York to present at their Linguistics colloquium. Lauren’s talk was called ‘The principle of no synonymy in language change: […]

Karolina Grzech @ LEL Research Seminar

February 19, 2018 by

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On Wednesday 21st February we welcome Karolina Grzech, research associate at SOAS, to the LEL Research Seminars. Karoina’s primary interests are ‘array of phenomena related to spoken discourse, including the use of discourse markers in interaction and pragmatic structuring of talk’ and ‘the methodology of fieldwork’. In particular, her studies focus on ‘Tena Kichwa, a […]

Anders Holmberg @ LEL Research Seminar

February 6, 2018 by

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Next Tuesday (Feb 13, 2018) LEL welcomes Anders Holmberg, Professor in Theoretical Linguistics at the Newcastle University. Holmberg’s research talk will focus on the compositionality of compound nouns in Swedish and Chinese. Here’s the abstract: Abstract I will discuss the structure of words, particularly compound nouns, in a set of languages including Swedish and two […]

LEL Research Seminars – Spring 2018

January 5, 2018 by

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New year, new seminars! Manchet is pleased to announce the names and dates for the LEL Research Seminars: Dates Speaker 30.01.2018 Chris Montgomery – Sheffield 06.02.2018 Jean Marc Dewaele – Birkbeck (U of London) 13.02.2018 Anders Holmberg – Newcastle 20.02.2018 Antal van den Bosch – Nijmegen 27.02.2018 N/A 06.03.2018 Jack Grieve – Birmingham 13.03.2018 N/A […]

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’ […]