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Aleksei Nazarov @ LEL Research Seminar

November 19, 2017 by


Next Tuesday (November 21), Aleksei Nazarov, a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, will be speaking at the weekly LEL Research seminars. His talk will focus on ‘learning variability and exceptionality in Optimality Theory’, and promises to be very exciting for anyone interested in phonetics, phonology, language acquisition, and computational linguistics! Here’s the abstract: Learning […]

Next PhilSoc meeting at UoM

November 13, 2017 by


The next meeting of the Philological Society will take place at the LEL department on Saturday 18th of November. At the meeting, three early-career researchers, Dr Eva Zehentner (York), Dr Kari Kinn (Oslo), and LEL lecturer Lauren Fonteyn, will make presentations on Approaches to Grammatical Change, followed by a round table discussion chaired by LEL’s Prof. Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen. PhilSoc meeting Approaches_to_Grammatical_Change […]

Geraldine Horan (UCL) @ LEL Research Seminar

November 13, 2017 by


On Tuesday, November 14, we welcome Dr Geraldine Horan to our department. Dr Horan is based at the School of European Languages, Culture, and Society of UCL. Her talk – Sprache Der Heimat/Language of home: Discourses of Dialect and Identity in Cologne – summarises some of her recent research, and looks at media constructions of the dialect […]

Baranowski & Turton presented at NVAW

November 10, 2017 by


Last week, LEL lecturer Maciej Baranowski presented a paper at the NWAV conference, together with Danielle Turton, a former LEL UG & PhD student (who is currently based in Newcastle University). This year, NWAV (the largest conference in variationist sociolinguistics) took place in in Madison, Wisconsin. The paper Baranowski and Turton presented is called The FOOT-STRUT […]

Dominic Watt @ LEL Research Seminar

November 7, 2017 by

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This week is a special week for the Research seminars, as there will be an additional lecture on Wednesday, November 8 (besides the regular Tuesday sesh). On Wednesday, we’ll welcome Dominic Watt (University of York) to speak about forensic linguistics and voice impersonation. Here’s the abstract: Fake yous: Voice impersonation by human and machine as […]

Rickard Ramhöj @ LEL Research Seminar

October 30, 2017 by

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On Tuesday, November 7th, LEL welcomes Rickard Ramhöj to the research seminar series to talk about his ongoing research into the history of clausal subjects. This talk promises to be inspiring for staff and students with an interest in the history of English, historical linguistics, syntax and syntactic change, semantics and discourse function. Here is […]

Andrew Koontz-Garboden’s new book

June 20, 2017 by

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The last couple of months have been quite exciting for LEL’s Andrew Koontz-Garboden. Not only has he been promoted from Senior Lecturer to Professor (!), he will also be the new head of department, and he has published a new book with his colleague Itamar Frances. The book, which was published in the Oxford studies in […]