Morrison doctored

November 16, 2020
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Readers of Manchet are no strangers to Donald Morrison, who has featured regularly on these pages with his impressive publications, and his handsome pets. As of today, Donald is Doctor Donald after he sailed through his viva, passing it with *no corrections*. Donald’s thesis is titled “Modularity and stratification in phonology: Evidence from Scottish Gaelic”, […]

Pets you could never PASS up on

November 13, 2020
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A pet post to end all pet posts (though hopefully not) – enjoy these majestic animals submitted by the Session 1 PASS students, with their own commentary. If we were meeting in person our conversations—like typical students—would have consisted of food, go-to snacks and sharing best places to eat around Manchester. Snacks are the way […]

Hanink and Koontz-Garboden at NELS

November 10, 2020
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Emily Hanink and Andree Koontz-Garboden presented at the virtual NELS (North East Linguistics Society) Conference Special Session on Indigenous Languages of North America. The meeting took place last week, but you can download the supporting documents for the talk, titled “Possession and categorization in a degreeless language”, here.

Augurzky, Hohaus & Ulrich in Cognitive Science

November 9, 2020
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Keeping up with Vera’s achievements is becoming a full time job. This week, it’s paper in Cognitive Science, though it’s only Monday, so who’s to know what the rest of the week will bring. The paper is Augurzky, Hohaus and Ulrich “Context and Complexity in Incremental Sentence Interpretation: An ERP Study on Temporal Quantification”, and […]

Vander Klok and Hohaus in Semantics and Pragmatics

November 6, 2020
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LEL’s Vera Hohaus is on a roll: hot on the heels of her teaching award comes a publication in the venerable Semantics and Pragmatics. The lead author is Jozina Vander Klok (University of Oslo), and the paper is titled “Weak necessity without weak possibility: The composition of modal strength distinctions in Javanese”. The abstract is […]

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Postdoc Hopperdietzel now a doc

November 4, 2020
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Jens Hopperdietzel has defended his dissertation on “Resultatives. A view from Oceani verb serialization” with a Summa cum laude result (this is understood to be GOOD). Congratulations! Jens is now enjoying some downtime before throwing all his scholarly energies at the Manchester lexical semantics project with Andrew & co.

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Pets of LEL: Remmie and Betsy

November 3, 2020
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Say hello to Remmie and Betsy, submitted by Neve a.k.a. Remy (nickname similarity not coincidental). Neve is a first year student in English Language with French, and the first year student rep. This is Remmie, the cheeky pony. Likes: food. Any food, pony-friendly or not (she once tried to eat a sausage butty, but her […]

PASS Support Hero nomination for Yufei Song

November 2, 2020
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Congratulations to Yufei Song, a third year student in Linguistics and Sociology for his PASS Support Hero nomination. PASS (Peer Assisted Study Scheme) is a peer support scheme that offers study sessions with a student mentor. The Support Hero award recognises the student coordinators who have gone above and beyond.

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Pets of LEL: Tiger

October 29, 2020
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Pets of LEL is back! The first pet of the new cycle has been entered by Sam, who has just started his MA in Linguistics at Manchester. Here’s Sam’s account of his furry friend. This is Tiger. Tiger is three years old. He dislikes humans in general but likes me for some peculiar reasons of his […]

Teaching award for Hohaus

October 23, 2020
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Vera Hohaus has been awarded an Outstanding Staff Award for Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience. She was nominated by her students who were asked to “recognise staff who inspired them to learn and do their best and who consistently provided a well-organised course that is taught effectively, supported through high-quality assessment and feedback”. While […]

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