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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 […]

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: […]