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UG Scholars opportunities in LEL

November 1, 2019 by

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Manchester LEL colleagues are ever so keen to include UG students in their research on language, as evidenced by our enthusiastic uptake of the summer UG internship programme, Learning through Research. While summer is well and truly over, UG linguistics research is not, and students can now apply to participate in the following research activities […]

Lingzine makes its debut

October 17, 2019 by

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Manchet has acquired some formidable competition in the form of Lingzine, a zine focused on linguistics, and run by LEL graduates and students. The first edition is out now, featuring articles on speech recognition, animal communication, Irish travellers and the observer paradox, and more. Check out the online version here, and stay tuned for more!

Rae Qiu’s Q-Step internship

September 9, 2019 by

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Zehui (Rae) Qiu is a student in Linguistics and Social Anthropology, who spent this summer doing an internship with International Longevity Centre. This internship was organised and funded by Manchester Q-Step, and like other Q-Step internship, the focus is on giving students experience of data analysis in a professional context. Below is Rae’s own account […]

Emma Donington Kiey’s internship

September 2, 2019 by

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Our final internship story is by Emma Donington Kiey, a History student, who worked on the project¬†Image to Text: the Mary Hamilton Papers. Emma transcribed an exchange of letters in 1779 between Mary Hamilton and the Prince of Wales, using images provided by the Royal Archives at Windsor, and she marked them up in TEI/XML. […]

Yuyang Guan’s internship

August 30, 2019 by

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Yuyang Guan is a student in Actuarial¬†Science, who has been assisting Andrea Nini with the development of an R Shiny App for mapping lexical frequency. Below is his own account of his internship. My work in this program is mainly about visualizing the frequency of the use of words in different areas of the U.S. […]

Laura Giles on her internship

August 28, 2019 by

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Laura Giles is a second year student in English Language at Manchester. Below is her own description of her summer internship with Vera Hohaus. During my six week internship at the Psycholinguistics Lab, I recruited participants, carried out language experiments, learnt about the software for doing so, and started designing a study of my own. […]

Miles Townsend’s internship story

August 28, 2019 by

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The next intern to share his experience with us is Miles Townsend. During my internship I have been helping Prof. Eva Schultze-Berndt with her research on Jaminjung-Ngaliwurru, spoken in the Northern Territory of Australia. For over twenty years she has been interviewing speakers of the language and is now putting the finishing touches to a […]