Successful viva for Rachel Kirkwood

November 9, 2022

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Manchet is pleased to announce another successful viva in LEL. Rachel Kirkwood has defended her thesis titled “Stand Still in the Light: metaphorical conceptualisation of religious experience, with particular reference to the writings of 17th-century Quakers”. The work combines conceptual metaphor theory with corpus linguistics in the study of religious discourse. Rachel was supervised by […]

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Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero at LEL seminar

November 7, 2022

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This week, we will welcome LEL’s own Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero at our departmental seminar. Ricardo will speak on Lexically restricted phonological alternation: the case for via-rules (abstract below). The talk will take place on Tuesday, 8th November in Simon1.34 starting at 4pm. All are welcome! Featured photo is from Ricardo’s website Lexically restricted phonological alternation: the case […]

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Ultrafest X in Manchester

November 7, 2022

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Last week, Manchester hosted Ultrafest X. While the name of the meeting might evoke wide and wild associations, Manchet hastens to clarify that Ultrafest it is in fact a conference dedicated to the use of ultrasound tongue imaging in speech and language research, now in its 10th edition. The conference brought together 40 in-person delegates […]

Linguistic Diversity Collective launch event

October 17, 2022

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The Linguistic Diversity Collective is hosting its launch event this week. The event will take place on Wednesday 19 October, 5.30pm-7pm, in the University’s Alliance Manchester Business School penthouse event space. The event includes a cross-disciplinary panel and Q&A session, language activity stands and a drinks reception. This is a hybrid event and can be attended in person or via Zoom.  […]

Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen at LEL seminar

October 14, 2022

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Next week’s LEL seminar will feature LEL’s own Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen, who will talk about the importance of distinguishing hearer and speaker meaning. The title and abstract are below. The talk will take place next Tuesday 18th October Simon Building 1.34, starting at 4.30 which is a bit later than usual. All are welcome!  A […]

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Semantics Lab

October 12, 2022

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The LEL semanticists have a new forum, the Semantics Lab, a “space to share work-in-progress and cool data with a focus on semantics and cross-linguistic variation”. The series kicked off on Tuesday (11th October) with a talk by Changxin Ke, a recent MA alumnus, who spoke on “The Semantics of Mandarin Repetitive Adverb ‘chongxin’”. The presenters […]

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Lauren Fonteyn at LEL seminar

October 3, 2022

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The 2022-23 edition of the LEL seminar begins tomorrow (4th October) with a talk by Lauren Fonteyn (Leiden University). The talk will be at 4pm in Simon 1.34. The abstract and the title are below. Featured photo is from Lauren’s website MacBERTh & GysBERT:  using machine learning to automate  grammatical and semantic data annotation in historical […]

Mancunians at the LAGB meeting

September 12, 2022

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The annual meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain is taking place this week in Belfast. Representing LEL are Ryan Walter Smith, who is performing a feat of presenting a paper in two parallel sessions, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, and well as numerous alumni, alumnae and former colleagues, as highlighted below. Ryan Walter Smith and Jianrong […]

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Welcome to Leigh and Ryan

September 6, 2022

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Manchet is delighted to welcome two new colleagues. Joining are this semester are Leigh Harrington and Ryan Walter Smith. Leigh (pictured right) is a Lecturer in English Language, joining us from Aston University. Leigh obtained her PhD from Nottingham in 2019. Her research is on discourse analysis and pragmatics, and she’s especially interested in debt […]

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Zimmermann in “English Language and Linguistics”

August 9, 2022

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Summer time is reading time, and if you’re after reading material, Manchet’s humble recommendation is Richard Zimmermann’s latest paper. The article, published in English Language and Linguistics, is titled “A quantitative model of verb–object order in Middle English with special reference to the prose–poetry distinction”. This paper has everything. It has poetry, numbers, trees, data, […]