Chris Montgomery at LEL Research Seminar

January 8, 2018
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The first LEL Research Seminar of 2018 features Dr Chris Montgomery, senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield. Montgomery is an expert in perceptual dialectology, and studies the perceptions of non-linguists. In his talk, he will do exactly that, focussing on Scilly. Evaluating S(c)illy Voices: The effects of salience, stereotypes, and co-present language variables on real-time […]

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LEL Research Seminars – Spring 2018

January 5, 2018
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New year, new seminars! Manchet is pleased to announce the names and dates for the LEL Research Seminars: Dates Speaker 30.01.2018 Chris Montgomery – Sheffield 06.02.2018 Jean Marc Dewaele – Birkbeck (U of London) 13.02.2018 Anders Holmberg – Newcastle 20.02.2018 Antal van den Bosch – Nijmegen 27.02.2018 Helen Buckler – Nottingham 06.03.2018 Jack Grieve – […]

ERC grant awarded to Andrew!

January 4, 2018
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LEL’s head of department, Professor Andrew Koontz-Garboden, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. The ERC has three core grant schemes: Starting Grants, Consolidator Grants and Advanced Grants. The ERC Consolidator Grants are awarded to outstanding researchers with at least seven and up to twelve years of experience after PhD, and a scientific track record showing great […]

Last LEL Research seminar of 2017 – Johan Lundberg

December 1, 2017
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For the last research talk of the semester, we welcome Johan Lundberg (Cambridge). Johan studied Theology and Ancient Near Eastern languages in Uppsala, Oslo, and Leiden. Next Tuesday, December 5th, he will be talking about his work on Aramaic Relative Clauses. The Diachrony of Aramaic Relative Clauses in Relation to other Subordinate Constructions Johan M. […]

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Baranowski’s new publication in LVC

November 29, 2017
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Maciej Baranowski has just published a paper in the renowned variationist journal Language variation and change. The paper, based on one of the largest speech community studies ever conducted, considers the connection between GOOSE-fronting and GOAT-fronting by exploring the social distribution of the two changes. In the paper, Maciej compares the role of social class with that […]

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Florent Perek speaking at next LEL Research Seminar

November 25, 2017
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On Tuesday, November 28, our department welcomes Florent Perek to the LEL Research seminars. Florent, a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, describes himself as a cognitive linguist, a quantitative corpus linguist, and a construction grammarian. In his talk (see abstract below), he will discuss how to model constructional change with distributional semantics, and as such his […]

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Aleksei Nazarov @ LEL Research Seminar

November 19, 2017
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Next Tuesday (November 21), Aleksei Nazarov, a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, will be speaking at the weekly LEL Research seminars. His talk will focus on ‘learning variability and exceptionality in Optimality Theory’, and promises to be very exciting for anyone interested in phonetics, phonology, language acquisition, and computational linguistics! Here’s the abstract: Learning […]

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