Ricardo in Indiana

September 19, 2017
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This week Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero will be in Bloomington as a guest of the Linguistics Department of Indiana University. Today (Tuesday 19 September) Ricardo will be giving two talks. In the early afternoon we will be addressing the phonetics and phonology reading group on the topic of ‘The allophony of English /aɪ/ reconsidered’. In the early […]

‘Mancunians, not Manchesterians’ – Fonteyn’s interview in Atlas Obscura

July 8, 2017
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On July 6, travel and info guide Atlas Obscura published an interview with historical linguist Lauren Fonteyn on the wondrous world of demonyms. A demonym is a word used to describe a person from or a property of a certain place. For instance, Londoner is the demonym of London, and Belgian is the demonym of Belgium. As aptly noted by Dan […]

LEL’s PhD students and staff have a busy summer full of talks

July 7, 2017
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Summer is by tradition academic conference season, and so LEL’s people are very busy busy doing a lot of (work-related) travel. Last week, for instance, two of our Mancunian PhD students gave a talk at FWAV-4 in York. George Bailey talked about Synchronic evidence for diachronic pathways of change: /g/-deletion and the life cycle of phonological […]

Andrew Koontz-Garboden’s new book

June 20, 2017
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The last couple of months have been quite exciting for LEL’s Andrew Koontz-Garboden. Not only has he been promoted from Senior Lecturer to Professor (!), he will also be the new head of department, and he has published a new book with his colleague Itamar Frances. The book, which was published in the Oxford studies in […]

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New Nini paper on register variation in malicious texts

June 19, 2017
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New staff member Andrea Nini, who joined LEL in September, teaches forensic linguistics and stylistics at the University of Manchester. In this new publication, recently published in the International Journal of Speech Language and the Law, Andrea combines his expertise in forensic linguistics and stylistics. The study examines register variation in malicious texts by looking at […]

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Viva Safiah!

June 12, 2017
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LEL’s PhD student Safiah Madkhali had a successful viva last week. Her PhD thesis, which was supervised by Professor Kersti Börjars and Professor John Payne, dealt with ‘Cognate object constructions in Modern Standard Arabic’. We wish Safiah all the best of luck in her future career! Featured image: Safiah is pictured here with LEL’s Martina […]

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Silver anniversary of mfm

June 6, 2017
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The Manchester Phonology Meeting (mfm) has just celebrated its silver anniversary. In its 25 years of history, mfm has become the largest phonology conference in the world, regulary attracting participants from all over the world. The silver jubilee festivities included a wine reception at Hulme Hall, during which Koen Sebregts gave a fun- and fact-packed […]

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