Nini at LEL seminar

September 21, 2018

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you will have heard about Andrea Nini’s investigation of Jack the Ripper’s letters. However, with all the media frenzy around this case, it’s hard to know the hard scientific facts from fake news anymore. Enter the LEL Seminar Series, giving you a chance […]

Autumn 2018 seminar schedule

September 18, 2018

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The LEL seminar schedule for Autumn 2018 has been published, and it’s looking particularly scrumptious. Have a peak below, and check here throughout the term for updates. 25 Sept A102 Andrea Nini University of Manchester Studying Jack the Ripper’s idiolect: The implications for modern linguistics 2 Oct A102 Víctor Acedo-Matellán Oxford Roots, categorial heads, and […]

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First day of term

September 17, 2018

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It’s the first day of the term! Welcome to our new students, and have a fantastic semester. May everyone’s enthusiasm continue unabated. The featured image is from today’s welcome reception for our first years, a quiet and distinguished affair, contrasting starkly with the apocalypse currently raging on Oxford Rd.

Mancunians at ICEHL

September 17, 2018

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The 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL XX) saw an excellent representation from Manchester LEL. The following contributions came from current LEL postgraduate students and staff. Moretti. The origin of auxiliary do: evidence from Old English Bermúdez-Otero. Diagnostics of the moraic trochee from Proto-Germanic to the present: (LL)~(H) equivalence, (LH) and (HL) avoidance […]

Welcome to new colleagues

September 14, 2018

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Manchester is becoming quite a semantics hub, with no fewer than four new specialists in this field joining us this academic year. First to arrive are Vera Hohaus and Emily Hanink. Vera is a lecturer in semantics and typology. She graduated from the University of Tübingen in 2015, where she continued to work until now, […]

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Congrats to Mary Begley!

September 13, 2018

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Manchet is delighted to share the news of Mary Begley’s successful PhD viva. Mary’s thesis was on ‘The Middle English lexical field of INSANITY: Semantic change and conceptual metaphor’. The examiners – Nuria Yáñez Bouza and Kathryn Allan (UCL) were impressed, which suggests that Mary has done insanely well. Mary, who’s been with us since she was an […]

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Mancunians at LAGB meeting

September 11, 2018

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A number of Manchester linguists are crossing the Pennines this week to present at the annual meeting of Linguistics Association of Great Britain, hosted by the University of Sheffield. The programme features the following contributions from Manchester students and colleagues.   Stefano Coretta and Massimiliano Canzi (winners of the best student abstract) The effect of lexical frequency […]