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Hazel Pearson at LEL seminar

October 11, 2021 by

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The second Linguistics and English Language (LEL) research seminar of the semester will feature a talk by Hazel Pearson (Queen Mary University, London). The seminar will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, 12/10/2021 at 4pm either in person in Roscoe_2.3. or, if you prefer, online via zoom https://zoom.us/j/8379113954. The speaker will give her talk online, but we will come together afterwards […]

LEL Research Seminar AW2021

September 21, 2021 by

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The LEL Research Seminar series is back under new management (thank you, Richard!). The research seminars will take place bi-weekly in Roscoe_2.3 on Tuesdays at 4pm. Some speakers will come to us in person, others present their talks on zoom only. Irrespective of how the speakers find their way to us, we use “dual delivery” for all talks, i.e. you […]

Mancunians at LabPhon17

July 6, 2020 by

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LabPhon17, the biennial conference of the Association for Laboratory Phonology begins today, featuring the following contributions by LEL-affiliates. *Dr* (it’s official!) Stefano Coretta (now at LMU Munich) is presenting a poster with a bit of a downer of a title, but here goes “Meta-analytical estimates of the effect of voicing on vowel duration in English […]

Obituary: Alan Cruse

June 22, 2020 by

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David Alan Cruse by Alan Cruttenden Alan Cruse, a member of the Department of Linguistics for thirty years and a leading figure in linguistics in the field of lexical semantics, died on 13 June 2020. His research in this area was marked by deep and original thinking. His book, Lexical Semantics (CambridgeUP, 1986) provided for […]

Pets of LEL: Kasi

March 19, 2020 by

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The type of international jet-setting lifestyle that many linguists enjoy(ed until recently) does not easily lend itself to having a pet. In situations like this, some of us resort to stalking or seducing other people’s cats, even though such activities may wreak real havoc. On this note, straight from the Bochnak household, here’s Anton trying […]

Coretta in JASA

February 5, 2020 by

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Stefano Coretta has left LEL for Munich (oh how we miss his competent but jolly presence!), but he’s still putting Manchester on the map through his made-in-Manchester papers. The latest has come out in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA is a Big Deal in phonetics), and is titled [SPOILER ALERT] “Longer […]

Postcard from Julio

July 15, 2019 by

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Julio is in sunny Spain, where he has kept busy spreading the gospel of language diversity. He has been consulted about multilingualism and code switching by just about every media outlet in the country, and he has collected enough newspaper cutouts with his face on to wallpaper his office once he’s back.

How to say no – a historical perspective

June 20, 2019 by

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Not just for linguists! Check out this fantastic blog post by George Walkden, about his research with Donald Morrison on historical changes affecting negation in Middle English. Written in plain English and adorned with pretty maps!

Successful viva for Simone De Cia

March 28, 2019 by

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Simone De Cia successfully passed his viva on Tuesday 26th March. Simone’s dissertation was on ‘Information-Structure-related phenomena in Northern Italian dialects:  Consequences for the geometry of the left periphery’. The thesis was supervised by Delia Bentley and Julio Villa-García, and defended before a committee of Adam Ledgeway (Cambridge) and John Payne (internal examiner). Simone is […]

‘Being Part of the City: Multilingual Manchester’ on YouTube

January 14, 2019 by

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Multilingual Manchester, a research unit based at The University of Manchester, has just released a film showcasing its outreach and public engagement work. You can watch on it on YouTube. How many LEL colleagues and students can you spot?