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Coretta viva-ed

December 5, 2019 by

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It’s Manchet’s favourite type of post: a successful PhD viva. Stefano Coretta, has defended his thesis titled ‘Vowel duration and consonant voicing: A production study’. Beneath this unassuming title hides a volume of immense complexity. Here’s Manchet’s own simplified synopsis. The vowel in tap is shorter than vowel in tab, and we see a similar […]

Welcome (back) to Mary Begley

September 20, 2019 by

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Attentive readers of Manchet will recognise Mary Begley, who graduated from LEL last year. This term, she returns as a colleague to teach a new unit, The Changing Structure of English. Here is Mary introducing herself, at Manchet’s request. “My interests are historical lexical change, particularly Middle English. My thesis addressed change in the ME […]

Welcome to Ariadne Loutrari!

September 18, 2019 by

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Welcome to Ariadne Loutrari, who’s joining LEL for this year as a lecturer. Ariadne received her Ph.D. in Linguistics, with a focus on Neurolinguistics and Music Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London. She is interested in both congenital and acquired disorders and their effect on the processing of language and music. You can find more […]

Welcome to Richard Zimmermann

September 6, 2019 by

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With the new academic year just around the corner, we welcome new colleagues to the department. One of them is Dr Richard Zimmermann. He’s moving to Manchester from Switzerland, which, in these tumultuous times, suggests an adventurous spirit. Richard obtained his PhD from the University of Geneva, and his areas of expertise include historical syntax […]

Welcome to two new postdocs!

January 25, 2019 by

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Not many linguistics departments in the world could start their own baseball team and fill it with semanticists alone. However, this has just become a possibility in Manchester, with the arrival of two new post-docs, Margit Bowler and Ryan Bochnak, who are joining Andrew’s ERC-funded project on ‘The lexical semantics of lexical categories’. Margit is in […]

Welcome back, Henri!

October 4, 2018 by

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Henri Kauhanen, a celebrated LEL alumnus, is returning to Manchester to take up an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship administered by the Centre for Doctoral Training on Data Analytics and Society, and to reclaim his fame as a Castlefield pub quiz champion. Henri is planning to use the postdoc to continue his work on the Constant Rate Effect, […]

10 minutes with… Dr Viktor Leggio

February 11, 2018 by

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The ’10-minutes with’-interviews are back, this time featuring new lecturer Dr Viktor Daniele Leggio! While Viktor is the newest addition to our lecturer crew, he is definitely not new to Manchester. In fact, he moved to Manchester to study here many years ago, and in 2013 he became a doctor under supervision of Professor Yaron Matras. […]