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Q-Step dissertation prize for Linguistics

July 9, 2019 by

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The winner of the Q-Step award for the best quantitative undergraduate dissertation prize in Linguistics is Antonia Jordan Monteiro de Barros with a dissertation on ‘The Acquisition of Verbs and Their Inflectional Morphemes by Children with Down Syndrome’. In her dissertation, awarded a whopping 92, Antonia uses corpus data to investigate the patterns of verbal […]

Another cohort of Q-Step interns share their stories

November 14, 2018 by

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Manchester Q-Step celebrated another successful round of summer internships today, with an event featuring Q-Step interns, as well as invited speakers Dr Michelle McDowell (Harding Center for Risk Literacy) and Tom Forth (ODI Leeds). Among the student presentations was the work by two LEL Q-Step interns, Enhui Cheng and Chloe Gornall, showcasing their dialectology research […]

Dissertation prizes for LEL undergrads

October 3, 2018 by

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Manchet is delighted to announce two prize winners of the QStep Dissertation award. The award is for the best quantitative undergraduate dissertations across a number of participating degree courses: criminology, English language, linguistics, philosophy, political studies and international relations, social anthropology and sociology. For the academic year 2017/18, this award went to an English Language student […]

First day of term

September 17, 2018 by

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It’s the first day of the term! Welcome to our new students, and have a fantastic semester. May everyone’s enthusiasm continue unabated. The featured image is from today’s welcome reception for our first years, a quiet and distinguished affair, contrasting starkly with the apocalypse currently raging on Oxford Rd.

Summer internships for LEL students

August 13, 2018 by

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While Manchet was away on a summer break, LEL undergrads have been busy working on an array of research projects. Ziyun Zhang (Linguistics and Sociology) has worked as a Research Assistant joint research project between Patrycja Strycharczuk (LEL), Tucker Gilman (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences) and Alex Baratta (School of Environment, Education and Development). […]

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 […]