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DH@Manchester invited Prof Rens Bod to talk about the history of humanities

May 11, 2017 by

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On Thursday and Friday (May 11 and 12), Professor Rens Bod (University of Amsterdam) is giving a series of talks at the John Ryland’s library, and a masterclass in Mansfield Cooper (with Guyda Armstrong). The event is organised by the wonderful DH@Manchester team (more details available here). If you are interested in digital humanities, keep an eye […]

Dr Yuni Kim’s goodbye lunch

May 11, 2017 by

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Last week, LEL said goodbye to beloved colleague Yuni Kim. Yuni started working as a lecturer in Linguistics and English Language in January 2009, immediately after being awarded a PhD in linguistic from Berkeley. Her research specialises in the phonological and grammatical analysis of understudied languages (focussed on but certainly not limited to Mesoamerican languages). Since […]

Sonia Cristofaro will be presenting at next research seminar

May 10, 2017 by

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Next Tuesday, May 16,  we welcome Sonia Cristofaro at the LEL Research Seminar. Professor Cristofaro, who is based at the University of Pavia (Italy), will come to Manchester to talk about Typological universals in diachronic perspective. The event details are as follows: Location: Samuel Alexander Building, room A112 Date and time: Tuesday, May 9, 4.15pm-5.30pm We look forward to welcoming Sonia […]

PhD student Stefano Coretta is giving a Langwidge Sandwidge talk

May 7, 2017 by

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After Sascha’s talk last week, another one of LEL’s PhD students will present his ongoing research. On Tuesday, May 9, Stefano Coretta will be talking about Vowel duration and consonant voicing: an articulatory study. The event details are as follows: Room Booked: Stephen Joseph, room G3 Date(s): Tuesday 9 May, 2017 Time: 1pm – 2pm In addition to […]

Yaron Matras at LEL Research Seminar

May 7, 2017 by

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Next Tuesday, May 9,  LEL’s own Professor Yaron Matras will be presenting at the LEL Research Seminar. Yaron’s talk will aim to set out a functional definition of clitics. Here is a short abstract: Revisiting clitics: Toward a functional definition Yaron Matras – University of Manchester Clitics are often thought of as grammatical items that more readily encode meaning, […]

Alexandra Anna Spalek at LEL Research Seminar

April 28, 2017 by

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Next Tuesday, May 2,  we welcome Dr. Alexandra Anna Spalek at the LEL Research Seminar. Alexandra’s talk will discuss cross-linguistic variation in the use of figurative verbs. The talk takes a logical semantic perspective, and focusses on English and Spanish. Here is a short abstract: The logical semantic underpinnings of cross-linguistic variation in `figurative’ uses of verbs Alexandra […]

Later this week: The Manchester Forum in Linguistics 2017

April 26, 2017 by

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The Manchester Forum in Linguistics (mFiL) 2017 takes place this week on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April. For those of you who are not familiar with the concept yet: mFiL is an annual conference at which early career linguists ca n present and share current work, results and problems. At the same time, the forum also aims to provide […]