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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 Research Seminars – Autumn Programme 2017

September 22, 2017 by

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As the new semester starts, it is also time to announce the names and dates for the LEL Research Seminars. 03.10.2017 Ditte Boeg Thomsen (Lancaster) 10.10.2017  GAP 17.10.2017 Sander Lestrade (Nijmegen) 24.10.2017 Dominic Watt (York) 31.10.2017 Reading week – no seminar 07.11.2017 Rickard Ramhöj (Göteborg) 14.11.2017 Geraldine Horan (UCL) 18.11.2017 PhilSoc colloquium, w. Kari Kinn, […]

Kersti is running the Manchester 10k – for a good cause!

May 17, 2017 by

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On Sunday May 28, Professor Kersti Börjars will be running the in the Manchester 10K as part of the Purple Wave as the University’s bee mascot! Kersti has let Manchet know that she is hoping to raise money for Lemn Sissay’s Christmas Dinner for Care Leavers. If you want to make a contribution for this good cause, go […]

With and without us

March 3, 2017 by

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As a follow-on to last week’s One Day Without Us day of action, LEL staff posed for a photo collage – or, rather, two. The first shows the LEL division and their places of origin (above – click for detail). The second (below) shows only those with UK citizenship. As you can see, the difference is […]

Babies’ first gestures in the news

November 8, 2016 by

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Research by LEL’s Thea Cameron-Faulkner along with her colleagues in Psychology, Elena Lieven, Laura Boundy and Anna Theakston, has made the news! You can read the press release here, and it has also appeared in the Mirror and the Daily Mail. The research deals with the development of gestures in tiny little babies, 10 months […]

The case against linguaphobia

September 30, 2016 by

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Yaron Matras is featured on Manchester Policy Blogs this week, making the case against linguaphobia. Next week will see the launch of the Multilingual Communities strand of the AHRC-funded OWRI project, which Yaron and the Multilingual Manchester team head up. Watch this space! Featured image: people eating food, from the Policy Blogs page.

Welcome to Andrea, Lauren and Pat!

September 6, 2016 by

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It’s a new academic year and our division sees three new faces to go with it: Andrea Nini, Lauren Fonteyn, and Patrycja Strycharczuk. Dr Andrea Nini comes to us from Aston University, where he held a postdoctoral position at the Centre for Forensic Linguistics. His research specialism is quantitative sociolinguistics and dialectology, as well as […]