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Alice Corr at LEL seminar

October 15, 2018 by

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The seminar this Tuesday 16 October will be by Alice Corr from the University of Birmingham, whose talk is entitled ‘Old Ibero-Romance distributive numerals and the syntax-semantics interface’ (abstract below). We will be back in A102 this week. The talk will be followed by a glass of wine or juice.   Old Ibero-Romance distributive numerals and the syntax-semantics […]

New job for Bailey

October 10, 2018 by

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Hot on the heels of an excellent seminar talk yesterday, comes exciting news about George Bailey’s new job. George will be taking up the post of a Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology at the University of York, beginning in November. Manchet congratulates and promises to closely monitor George’s vowels for any Yorkshire influences.   Disclaimer:  […]

Víctor Acedo-Matellán at LEL seminar

October 1, 2018 by

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This week’s LEL seminar will be by Víctor Acedo-Matellán from Oxford University. His talk ‘Roots, categorial heads, and locality in morphology’ will be in A102 at 4.15 tomorrow Tuesday 2 October. The talk will be followed by a glass of wine or juice. All are welcome!   The abstract for his talk is: The talk, which expands […]

New PhD students

September 24, 2018 by

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A very happy first day of school to four new PhD students in Linguistics! Starting this year are: Maria Chioti with a project on “The Effect of Priming on Accent Attitudes: An Investigation of their Affective and Cognitive Bases”, supervised by Wendell and Marije. Alexandru Giurgea will be working on “Two minimalist analyses of free […]

Autumn 2018 seminar schedule

September 18, 2018 by

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The LEL seminar schedule for Autumn 2018 has been published, and it’s looking particularly scrumptious. Have a peak below, and check here throughout the term for updates. 25 Sept A102 Andrea Nini University of Manchester Studying Jack the Ripper’s idiolect: The implications for modern linguistics 2 Oct A102 Víctor Acedo-Matellán Oxford Roots, categorial heads, and […]

Mancunians at ICEHL

September 17, 2018 by

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The 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL XX) saw an excellent representation from Manchester LEL. The following contributions came from current LEL postgraduate students and staff. Moretti. The origin of auxiliary do: evidence from Old English Bermúdez-Otero. Diagnostics of the moraic trochee from Proto-Germanic to the present: (LL)~(H) equivalence, (LH) and (HL) avoidance […]

Welcome to new colleagues

September 14, 2018 by

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Manchester is becoming quite a semantics hub, with no fewer than four new specialists in this field joining us this academic year. First to arrive are Vera Hohaus and Emily Hanink. Vera is a lecturer in semantics and typology. She graduated from the University of Tübingen in 2015, where she continued to work until now, […]