Morrison in Phonology

October 3, 2019

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PhD student, Donald Morrison, has just had an article published in Phonology. In the phonological world, this is an achievement akin to walking all across Antarctica to the South Pole – it’s not impossible, but it’s an arduous journey, and only the chosen few can make it through. In fact, Donald is the first Mancunian […]

Julio Villa-García at LEL seminar

September 30, 2019

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The LEL seminar this week will feature a talk by our very own Julio Villa-García (note the schedule change). He will speak on “Sí (que) (‘yes that’) and sí (‘yes’) across Spanish Varieties: Mapping Out the Structure of the CP Domain”. The talk will be tomorrow, 1st October 2019, at 4.30pm in Sam Alex A101. […]

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European Day of Languages

September 27, 2019

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We were celebrating European Day of Languages on 26th September. The Voice of Islam celebrated it by talking to our very own Julio. If you missed it, you can still catch the podcast here (from 1:25′).

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Linguistics alumna on her experience with speech tech

September 25, 2019

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Iqra Zahid graduated from The University of Manchester in summer 2019 with a degree in Linguistics. She has since completed a project for a speech technology company based in Belgium, Acapela. Below is Iqra’s own account of this experience.   Acapela is a company that specialises in text-to-speech technology. I worked at Acapela as a […]

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Chris Hicks at LEL seminar

September 23, 2019

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Please join us tomorrow afternoon for the first seminar of the semester! Our very own Christopher Hicks will be giving a paper on “Functions, Features and Where to Find Them” in SamAlex A101 at 4.30pm. “Features are understood as the fundamental building blocks of grammar, but there is no consensus on their nature, their structure, or […]

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Welcome (back) to Mary Begley

September 20, 2019

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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 […]

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Welcome to Ariadne Loutrari!

September 18, 2019

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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 […]

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