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Laurel Brinton at LEL Research Seminar (Feb 23)

February 13, 2017 by

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Laurel Brinton will be the first speaker invited to the LEL Research Seminar in the spring semester. Her talk takes place on February 23 (NB Thursday, not Tuesday!). Laurel is a Professor of English Language at the University of British Colombia, and is currently co-editor of English Language and Linguistics (together with Bernd Kortmann and Patrick Honeybone). Here […]

Seminar programme Spring 2017

February 2, 2017 by

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New semester, new seminars! It is LEL’s pleasure to give you some details of this semester’s events. All talks are on Tuesdays at 4.15pm and in the Ellen Wilkinson Building, room A2.6, unless otherwise stated. After the easter break, when Sam Alex is no longer under construction, the seminars will return to the Samuel Alexander Building, room A112. […]

Digital text analysis talk and workshop

January 13, 2017 by

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LEL and Digital Humanities have something special for you this month! On 26th Jan, Prof Mike Kestemont (Antwerp) will be talking on The State of Stylometry: Achievements and Challenges in Computational Stylistics, and on 27th Jan, Dr Folgert Karsdorp (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) is giving a workshop on Text Analysis with Python. […]

Ending a sentence with a preposition

April 18, 2016 by

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LEL lecturer Nuria Yáñez-Bouza is featured in a recent Usage Notes blog post from the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The article highlights Nuria’s argument that it was seventeenth-century grammarian Joshua Poole, not John Dryden, who created the proscription against stranded prepositions. Well done, Nuria! Featured image: Dryden. Exonerated?

Two new papers on nominal syntax

April 16, 2016 by

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Kersti Börjars, Pauline Harries and Nigel Vincent are in the Historical Syntax section of Language this month with their paper Growing syntax: the development of an NP in North Germanic. Meanwhile, Christopher Hicks, a first-year PhD student with Kersti and John Payne, has had his first paper published in Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics: A […]