Senior lectureship in Vigo for Nuria Yáñez-Bouza

March 8, 2019
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We’re ending the week on a high note with happy news from the continent. Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, LEL alumna, former colleague, and a current Honorary Research Colleague in LEL, has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in the department of English, French and German Philology at the University of Vigo. Nuria’s achievement is all the more impressive […]

RUSE 2019

March 5, 2019
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Manchester is set to host a number of exciting linguistics conferences in the coming months. Two of them, mFiLand mfm, are cyclic events we all know and love, but there is also a new kid in town: Symposium on Representations, Usage and Social Embedding in Language Change (RUSE 2019). Organised by Henri Kauhanen, Deepthi Gopal […]

Martin Barry at LEL seminar

March 4, 2019
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Tomorrow’s seminar (5th March) is by Martin Barry, who will speak on: ‘The logic of the likelihood ratio: what can the forensic phonetician say to a jury?’ It will be at 4.15 pm in room A113 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and everyone is welcome to join us for dinner. Photo credit: […]

Emily Hanink at LEL seminar

February 25, 2019
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  This weeks’ seminar is by Emily Hanink, who will speak on: ‘Anaphora and sameness in the DP’ The talk will be at 4.15 pm in room A113 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and everyone is welcome to join us for dinner. Abstract below.   Anaphora and sameness in the […]

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Julio Villa-García at LEL seminar

February 18, 2019
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This week’s LEL seminar comes with an existential twist, thanks to our very own Julio Villa-García, who will ask: ‘Romance C heads: to be or not to be’ You can download the abstract from here.  The talk will be at 4.15 pm in room A113 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and […]

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Petra Augurzky at the Semantics Lab

February 12, 2019
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The Semantics Lab features an invited talk this week by Petra Augurzky (Tübingen). The talk will take place on Friday, 15th February 2019, 1.30-3pm in 102 Sam Alex. Petra will talk about “Semantic Processing in Visual Context: ERP Studies on Nominal and Verbal Quantification”. The talk promises to have a broad appeal, since Petra has […]

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Lotte Sommerer at LEL seminar

February 11, 2019
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This week’s LEL seminar is by Lotte Sommerer (Vienna), who will speak on ‘A constructional perspective on the development of the English article system’ The talk will be on Tuesday 12 Feb at 4.15 pm in room A113 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and everyone is welcome to join us […]