Villa-García in Glossa. Again.

July 26, 2019
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Julio is on a publishing roll, and it seems Glossa is his preferred venue. Rightly so, since in addition to being one of the top linguistics journals, Glossa follows a fair Open Access model. Julio’s latest contribution is a squib on ‘Clitic climbing (or lack thereof) and the Copy Theory of Movement’. It’d make an excellent […]

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Postcard from Marije

July 25, 2019
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Hello from a sunny and tropical Manchester, This week I am teaching a module on Intercultural Communication as part of the Manchester International Summer School (MISS2019). Together with 23 students from China, I am exploring the ins and outs of Intercultural Communication advice, the link between language and culture, language choice in multicultural contexts, and […]

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Postcard from Martina

July 22, 2019
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Greetings from Cusco, Manchet! For the last two weeks, I’ve been in Cusco, Peru, on holiday. Walking steps (at 3200m altitude) keeps me fit and rewards me with amazing views. While not doing fieldwork this time round, I’ve met up with Quechua-speaking friends and have been able to confirm some data from previous fieldwork. I’m […]

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Nini in Frontiers

July 17, 2019
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Andrea Nini, who has yet to send us a postcard, has a new paper out in Frontiers, joint with Jack Grieve, Chris Montgomery, Akira Murakami and Diansheng Guo. The special issue of Frontiers is on Computational Sociolinguistics. The paper provides a hot take on this topic, using Twitter data to map dialectal variation in the […]

Postcard from Julio

July 15, 2019
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Julio is in sunny Spain, where he has kept busy spreading the gospel of language diversity. He has been consulted about multilingualism and code switching by just about every media outlet in the country, and he has collected enough newspaper cutouts with his face on to wallpaper his office once he’s back.

Q-Step dissertation prize for Linguistics

July 9, 2019
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The winner of the Q-Step award for the best quantitative undergraduate dissertation prize in Linguistics is Antonia Jordan Monteiro de Barros with a dissertation on ‘The Acquisition of Verbs and Their Inflectional Morphemes by Children with Down Syndrome’. In her dissertation, awarded a whopping 92, Antonia uses corpus data to investigate the patterns of verbal […]

Postcard from Kersti

July 8, 2019
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Kersti is down under for the International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL)24 http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/ichl24/ and the 24th International LFG Conference (LFG2019) http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/lfg-2019/ in Canberra. She’s killing two conferences with one long-haul trip, which seems only prudent.  Both conferences feature plenaries from Manchester linguists. Nigel Vicent gave a plenary at ICHL on ‘The diachrony of control… and the control of diachrony’, […]