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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

PhD studentship: ‘Pan-dialectal Arabic Speech Communities in Global Cities’

April 14, 2016 by

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For details of this position, see the Multilingual Manchester website. Featured image: a still from the Multilingual Manchester film.

Nicky Morgan MP is new Mont Follick Professor!

April 1, 2016 by

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Update 02/04/2016: the below post is not factually correct. Manchet is thrilled to announce that the Right Honourable Nicky Morgan MP has been appointed to LEL’s Mont Follick Chair of Comparative Philology! Morgan, a Conservative politician and Michael Gove’s successor in the role of Secretary of State for Education, as well as Minister for Women […]

How well do you know LEL?

February 21, 2016 by

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Have you been keeping up with divisional goings-on? Take our quiz and find out!