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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 Helen Buckler – Nottingham 06.03.2018 Jack Grieve – […]

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 […]