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LEL students at ULAB

April 20, 2021 by

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Three LEL students are presenting this week at ULAB conference, an annual meeting showcasing undergraduate research in linguistics. This year’s ULAB is hosted virtually by The University of Aberdeen, and features the following contributions by Manchester students: “Defining Serial Verb Constructions in Thai”Tim Jantarungsee “Storyboards for Semantic Fieldwork: Looking at Ndebele language data from the […]

Qingcheng Zeng at EMNLP workshop

November 18, 2020 by

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Qingcheng Zeng, a level 3 Linguistics student, is participating in the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing this week. Qincheng’s paper, joint with Xiaoyang Fang, Zhexin Liang and Haoding Meng is part of the The 6th W-NUT (2020) Workshop. The paper’s title is “Fancy Man Launches Zippo at WNUT 2020 Shared Task-1: A Bert Case Model […]

Pets you could never PASS up on

November 13, 2020 by

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A pet post to end all pet posts (though hopefully not) – enjoy these majestic animals submitted by the Session 1 PASS students, with their own commentary. If we were meeting in person our conversations—like typical students—would have consisted of food, go-to snacks and sharing best places to eat around Manchester. Snacks are the way […]

Pets of LEL: Remmie and Betsy

November 3, 2020 by

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Say hello to Remmie and Betsy, submitted by Neve a.k.a. Remy (nickname similarity not coincidental). Neve is a first year student in English Language with French, and the first year student rep. This is Remmie, the cheeky pony. Likes: food. Any food, pony-friendly or not (she once tried to eat a sausage butty, but her […]

PASS Support Hero nomination for Yufei Song

November 2, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Yufei Song, a third year student in Linguistics and Sociology for his PASS Support Hero nomination. PASS (Peer Assisted Study Scheme) is a peer support scheme that offers study sessions with a student mentor. The Support Hero award recognises the student coordinators who have gone above and beyond.

LEL student on University Challenge

October 6, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Patrick Jones-O’Brien, second year student in Linguistics and Anthropology for making the Manchester University Challenge this year. The team has made it through the first round with an impressive score of 200, in the face of formidable opposition from the University of Edinburgh team. LEL has had a number of student appear on […]

QStep dissertation award for Zihang Peng

July 22, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Zihang Peng on winning the QStep Award for the best quantitative dissertation in Linguistics and English Language 2019/20! Zihang is graduating with a BA (Hons) in Linguistics, and he plans to continue with a postgraduate study in the area of linguistics, computation and cognitive science. His dissertation, supervised by Ariadne Loutrari, is titled […]

LEL students create resources for language documentation

June 11, 2020 by

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Check out these new wonderful resources for language documentation created by LEL students: Alice Empson, Siena Weingartz, Megan Meunier, Jiayin Ma, Joseph Carroll, Bayse Genc, Xiaoye Wu and Qingcheng Zeng. They have all been working with Vera Hohaus and Margit Bowler, as part of the UG Scholars initiative. The fruits of their labour are storyboards […]

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!