Jack Grieve @ LEL Research Seminar

March 18, 2018
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Next week, we welcome Jack Grieve at the LEL Research Seminars. Jack is a Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. His primary research interests are “language variation and change through the quantitative analysis of large corpora of natural language data.” His talk will focus on language change led by cultural change […]

10 Minutes with… Dr Wendell Kimper.

March 17, 2018
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The third episode of ‘LEL academic staff – what do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out!’ better known as the ’10 minutes with…’-interviews features LEL lecturer and Star Trek enthusiast Dr Wendell Kimper. Wendell grew up in the US and completed his PhD in 2011 as UMass Amherst before coming to Manchester. Wendell […]

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Dagmar Divjak @ LEL Research Seminars

March 13, 2018
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On Tuesday 20th March, we will be joined by Professor Dagmar Divjak at the LEL Research Seminars. Professor Divjak specialises in Russian and Slavonic studies at the University of Sheffield, but her main area of interest is “understanding how our cognitive capacities give rise to the patterns we see in language and how language learners might […]

Karolina Grzech @ LEL Research Seminar

February 19, 2018
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On Wednesday 21st February we welcome Karolina Grzech, research associate at SOAS, to the LEL Research Seminars. Karoina’s primary interests are ‘array of phenomena related to spoken discourse, including the use of discourse markers in interaction and pragmatic structuring of talk’ and ‘the methodology of fieldwork’. In particular, her studies focus on ‘Tena Kichwa, a […]

Antal van den Bosch @ LEL Research Seminar

February 13, 2018
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On Tuesday 20th February our department welcomes Prof Antal van den Bosch to the LEL Research seminars. Antal, affiliated with the Radboud University of Nijmegen but currently director of the Meertens Institute (Amsterdam), describes his research interests as follows: “In my research I develop machine learning and language technology. Most of my work involves the intersection of […]

10 minutes with… Dr Viktor Leggio

February 11, 2018
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The ’10-minutes with’-interviews are back, this time featuring new lecturer Dr Viktor Daniele Leggio! While Viktor is the newest addition to our lecturer crew, he is definitely not new to Manchester. In fact, he moved to Manchester to study here many years ago, and in 2013 he became a doctor under supervision of Professor Yaron Matras. […]

Anders Holmberg @ LEL Research Seminar

February 6, 2018
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Next Tuesday (Feb 13, 2018) LEL welcomes Anders Holmberg, Professor in Theoretical Linguistics at the Newcastle University. Holmberg’s research talk will focus on the compositionality of compound nouns in Swedish and Chinese. Here’s the abstract: Abstract I will discuss the structure of words, particularly compound nouns, in a set of languages including Swedish and two […]