Kersti’s goodbye workshop

March 16, 2020
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It’s the end of an era. After 26 years at Manchester, Kersti Börjars is off to a new adventure, as she becomes the Master of St. Catherine’s college Oxford. She took up the new job in January, and if you want to know what it’s like, you can read about it in the following interview […]

Pets of LEL: Lotte and Willi

February 27, 2020
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Continuing on the pet theme, it is a delight to introduce Lotte and Willi Hohaus. Lotte (featured), is a dwarf hamster. She is very friendly, and enjoys burrowing and broccoli. Aged 15, Willi (pictured below) is a venerable old gentleman. He loves being around linguists- or anyone really that is willing to spoil him.  

Pets of LEL: Olive

February 17, 2020
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Those of us who work in LEL know Heather Lennox very well, but to our followers worldwide: Heather is our Departmental Administrator. Olive is Heather’s cat. Olive likes to bite you while you are sleeping, meow at you incessantly at 5.45 a.m., and hunt you from her tunnels (pictured). She will attack any new person […]

Pets of LEL: Beatrice Bowler

February 14, 2020
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Pets of LEL continues with Beatrice Bowler. Beatrice is a labradoodle and a peaceful old lady. Here she is with her human, Margit, enjoying a snowy day in Kansas.

Antonella Sorace at LEL seminar

February 14, 2020
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Next Tuesday, 18th February 2020, we will have Antonella Sorace from the University of Edinburgh giving a paper on “Reconceptualizing native language attrition in bilinguals as natural language change” in SamAlex A101 at 4.15pm. Below is a short teaser: “Native language (L1) attrition in adult bilinguals is frequently interpreted as language loss. Recent research on […]

The pets of LEL: Jadzia and Esperanza

February 11, 2020
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Manchet is delighted to announce a new series: The pets of LEL. Stay tuned for updates on the department’s furry friends. Today, we’re pleased to introduce Jadzia Kimper and Esperanza Kimper.   Jadzia will be 2 years old in the spring.  Likes: sunny windowsills, bringing foam balls to her human so he can make them […]

Wendell Kimper at LEL seminar

February 10, 2020
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This Tuesday, 11th of February 2020, we will have a seminar paper from LEL’s own Wendell Kimper. His talk is titled “Looking for Markedness (…in all the wrong places?)“. An abstract is below. The seminar will be in in SamAlex A115 at 4.15pm.   “The concept of markedness in phonological theory dates back to Roman […]