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Morrison doctored

November 16, 2020 by

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Readers of Manchet are no strangers to Donald Morrison, who has featured regularly on these pages with his impressive publications, and his handsome pets. As of today, Donald is Doctor Donald after he sailed through his viva, passing it with *no corrections*. Donald’s thesis is titled “Modularity and stratification in phonology: Evidence from Scottish Gaelic”, […]

AHRC grant for Mosegaard Hansen

October 16, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Maj-Britt for winning a prestigious AHRC Research Networking Grant! The project will focus on The Role of Pragmatics in Cyclic Language Change. The Co-I is Prof Richard Waltereit (Humboldt U, Berlin), and the network consists of 22 senior and junior colleagues from Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Far East.

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. […]

Andrea Nini, Dear Boss, and Saucy Jack

February 1, 2018 by

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The talk of the day is LEL’s very own Andrea Nini, who recently published an article on authorship analysis of some ‘Jack the Ripper’ letters. The news has gotten, to put it lightly, massive attention, as reported in the university of Manchester’s news letter: A researcher at the University has solved a mystery surrounding Jack […]