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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 […]

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 […]