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Breban in English Language and Linguistics

December 19, 2018 by

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The latest issue of English Language and Linguistics features a paper by our own Tine Breban on “Proper names used as modifiers: a comprehensive functional analysis”.  It provides a new and insightful analysis of the use of proper names in English noun phrases, such as that Breban paper, or the Manchet fanbase. A taster of the analysis is […]

Linguistics events this week

November 5, 2018 by

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It’s a busy week for Manchester linguists, with exciting invited speakers. The Tuesday seminar will be given by Ulrike Demske (University of Potsdam) at 12 noon (note the change of time!) in SG.12. The title of the talk is ‘Syntax and Discourse Structure: V-Final Main Clauses in German’. Later that day, we will have a […]

Baranowski and Turton at NWAV47

October 24, 2018 by

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Maciej is just back New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV), *the* annual sociolinguistics conference, where he presented joint work with LEL alumna, Danielle Turton (now at Newcastle). The paper, titled ‘Locating speakers in the socioeconomic hierarchy: towards the optimal indicators of social class’ is based on data from Maciej’s Manchester English project. This ways NWAV was […]

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 […]