Luisa Marti @ LEL Research Seminar

May 2, 2018
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On Wednesday 9th May, we welcome Dr Luisa Marti, of Queen Mary University of London, to the LEL Research Seminar. Luisa is a “theoretical linguist with a specialization in semantics and its interfaces with morpho-syntax and pragmatics”. She describes her current work as follows: “[it] investigates issues such as the nature of natural language quantification, […]

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Roumyana Slabakova @ LEL Research Seminar

April 26, 2018
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On Tuesday 1st May, LEL welcomes Professor Roumyana Slabakova, of the University of Southampton. Roumyana is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Center for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) and describes her research interests as follows: “My research is grounded in generative linguistic theory and explores the second language (L2) acquisition […]

Marina Terkourafi @ LEL Seminar

April 18, 2018
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Next week, on Tuesday 24th April, we welcome Marina Terkourafi at the LEL Research Seminar. Marina specialises in pragmatics and sociolinguistics at the University of Leiden. Her primary research areas concern “issues of pragmatic variation and experimental pragmatics”. She has been conducting fieldwork in Cyprus, with “extensive research on the use of politeness markers, the […]

Manchester Postgrads rack up prizes

April 16, 2018
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The Spring has been a busy and successful conference time for the Manchester linguistics postgrads: Stephen Nichols travelled all the way to East Lansing, MI for the 49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 49) to give a paper on ‘Accounting for Height Harmony in Five-vowel Bantu Languages’ . George Bailey attended the 8th Northern […]

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Helen Buckler @ LEL Research Seminar

April 10, 2018
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On Tuesday 17th April, LEL welcomes Helen Buckler, Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Nottingham. Helen’s main research areas focus on “how infants and children acquire language(s) from the speech they hear”, investigating both the “acoustic properties of infant- and child-directed speech, and how this relates to speech perception […]

Succesful vivas for Barrientos, Ghadgoud, Kauhanen, McDermott and Stampone!

March 21, 2018
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We know. It’s been far too long since we gave you an update on which of our talented PhD students have passed their viva. If you thought there were none, boy are you mistaken. On October 26th, 2017, Victoria Stampone (currently a lecturer at Italian studies at UoM) passed her viva with a dissertation called […]

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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 […]