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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 […]

Attend GLOW from the comfort of your own home

April 9, 2020 by

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Attending a linguistics conference has never been easier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly. The flagship generative linguistics conference, GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) has just started online. It’s the 43rd edition of GLOW, but the first one ever to be held online, and the organisers, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, have done a stellar job […]

Andrew Stewart at LEL seminar

January 27, 2020 by

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And we’re back! The Spring 2020 LEL seminar series will be kicked off by Andrew Stewart from the University of Manchester with a paper on “Reasoning as we read: how do readers understand conditional statements, implied meaning, and indirect meaning during comprehension?” The talk will place on Tuesday 28th January at 4.15 in SamAlex A101 […]

Manc linguists explain the state of things

January 23, 2020 by

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The latest issue of Annual Review of Linguistics is out, featuring not one, not two, but three contributions by Manchester linguists. The review covers Important Developments in linguistics as a field, so if you want keep your ear to the ground, you don’t want to miss out on this one. The contributions are: Lexical-Functional Grammar: […]

Julio Villa-García at LEL seminar

September 30, 2019 by

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The LEL seminar this week will feature a talk by our very own Julio Villa-García (note the schedule change). He will speak on “Sí (que) (‘yes that’) and sí (‘yes’) across Spanish Varieties: Mapping Out the Structure of the CP Domain”. The talk will be tomorrow, 1st October 2019, at 4.30pm in Sam Alex A101. […]

Chris Hicks at LEL seminar

September 23, 2019 by

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Please join us tomorrow afternoon for the first seminar of the semester! Our very own Christopher Hicks will be giving a paper on “Functions, Features and Where to Find Them” in SamAlex A101 at 4.30pm. “Features are understood as the fundamental building blocks of grammar, but there is no consensus on their nature, their structure, or […]

Postcard from Delia

August 21, 2019 by

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Delia sends her greetings from Buffalo, New York, where she is attending The International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG2019). Delia’s own contribution is a talk on “The logical structure of verbs of quantized and non-quantized change”, and she has also served as a programme committee member for the conference.