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Our UG students smashing it at ULAB

June 14, 2018 by

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Manchet has previously reported on the busy conference schedules of the postgraduate students and colleagues at Manchester (Remember this? and this? and this?)     The latest news is that our undergraduates have also joined the conference circuit. The programme of the 8th Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain Conference held in April in Edinburgh featured four […]

UG dissertation gets publicity

October 5, 2017 by

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The UG dissertation of Amy Portwood, called ‘All in a Name: Parental Naming Activity in Multilingual Manchester’ (submitted in May 2017, supervised by Prof Yaron Matras) has received some publicity. For her dissertation, Amy set out to ask 120 local mothers about the names given to their children born between 2010- 2015 (now aged between two and […]

LEL links with China

December 19, 2016 by

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Every year, LEL sends a representative to China to talk to our partner universities on the 2+2 scheme. This year, the honour fell to Dr George Walkden, accompanied by Dr Ben Walker from Recruitment & Admissions. Here they are in the English room at Shanghai Ocean University, with a host of interested students and staff. […]

From Barack Obama to Beckham

August 25, 2016 by

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Volume 2, issue 2 of the open-access undergraduate journal Lifespans and Styles has now emerged, and three of the contributions are by Manchester undergraduate students! Xinyun Lei and Siqi Liu focus on two phonological variables in the usage of the outgoing US President Barack Obama. Victoria Wallace looks at Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (née Tweedy)’s FACE and […]

Prizewinning performances

August 9, 2016 by

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At LEL we love all our students, regardless of whether they’re exceptionally bright, hardworking, or lucky. But since it’s tradition to brag about our haul of prizes, and since that haul was pretty large this year, Manchet has a job to do and will do it. The lucrative Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, given only to […]

Paderborn and beyond

August 5, 2016 by

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This post is guest-written by second-year LEL student Joss Hordern, and is the second and final in a series. It’s hard to believe that my time here is already drawing to a close. Over the past few months, Paderborn has become my home, and I think it will be quite strange re-adjusting to life in […]

Graduation 2016

July 24, 2016 by

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This week, over a hundred LEL undergraduate students received their degrees in a stiflingly hot but nevertheless good-spirited Whitworth Hall. At Wednesday’s 4:45 ceremony, LEL’s Professor Kersti Börjars was officiating in full presidential regalia, with George Walkden reading out the names. Particular congratulations to Lucy Giannasi and Yifei Wang, who both received a lucrative Outstanding […]