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Our UG students smashing it at ULAB

June 14, 2018 by

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Manchet has previously reported on the busy conference schedules of the postgraduate students and colleagues at Manchester (Remember this? and this? and this?)     The latest news is that our undergraduates have also joined the conference circuit. The programme of the 8th Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain Conference held in April in Edinburgh featured four […]

Manchester Postgrads rack up prizes

April 16, 2018 by

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The Spring has been a busy and successful conference time for the Manchester linguistics postgrads: Stephen Nichols travelled all the way to East Lansing, MI for the 49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 49) to give a paper on ‘Accounting for Height Harmony in Five-vowel Bantu Languages’ . George Bailey attended the 8th Northern […]

Succesful vivas for Barrientos, Ghadgoud, Kauhanen, McDermott and Stampone!

March 21, 2018 by

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We know. It’s been far too long since we gave you an update on which of our talented PhD students have passed their viva. If you thought there were none, boy are you mistaken. On October 26th, 2017, Victoria Stampone (currently a lecturer at Italian studies at UoM) passed her viva with a dissertation called […]

10 Minutes with… Dr Wendell Kimper.

March 17, 2018 by

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The third episode of ‘LEL academic staff – what do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out!’ better known as the ’10 minutes with…’-interviews features LEL lecturer and Star Trek enthusiast Dr Wendell Kimper. Wendell grew up in the US and completed his PhD in 2011 as UMass Amherst before coming to Manchester. Wendell […]

Dagmar Divjak @ LEL Research Seminars

March 13, 2018 by

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On Tuesday 20th March, we will be joined by Professor Dagmar Divjak at the LEL Research Seminars. Professor Divjak specialises in Russian and Slavonic studies at the University of Sheffield, but her main area of interest is “understanding how our cognitive capacities give rise to the patterns we see in language and how language learners might […]

Chris Montgomery at LEL Research Seminar

January 8, 2018 by

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The first LEL Research Seminar of 2018 features Dr Chris Montgomery, senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield. Montgomery is an expert in perceptual dialectology, and studies the perceptions of non-linguists. In his talk, he will do exactly that, focussing on Scilly. Evaluating S(c)illy Voices: The effects of salience, stereotypes, and co-present language variables on real-time […]

Last LEL Research seminar of 2017 – Johan Lundberg

December 1, 2017 by

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For the last research talk of the semester, we welcome Johan Lundberg (Cambridge). Johan studied Theology and Ancient Near Eastern languages in Uppsala, Oslo, and Leiden. Next Tuesday, December 5th, he will be talking about his work on Aramaic Relative Clauses. The Diachrony of Aramaic Relative Clauses in Relation to other Subordinate Constructions Johan M. […]