Celebrating David Denison

February 1, 2019

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On Friday 18 January we celebrated David Denison’s remarkable career in English Language and Linguistics with a reception at Christie’s Bistro. David – inspiring colleague, supervisor and friend to many of us – was presented with a pre-publication copy of the volume collected in his honour Categories, Constructions, and Change in English Syntax, edited by Nuria […]

Strycharczuk in Munich

January 31, 2019

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Pat braved the elements on Snowmaggedon Wednesday to visit the Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing in Munich, where she delivered a talk on ‘Variation and change in the articulation of English /l/’. Her talk summed up the results of two articulatory projects on /l/ in Southern British English and in New Zealand English, focusing […]

YERUN Research Mobility Award for Barrientos-Contreras

January 29, 2019

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Congratulations to LEL alumna, Fernanda Barrientos-Contreras, on securing a YERUN (Young European Research University) Research Mobility Award! Fernanda is among 26 scholars awarded an opportunity to spend some time at a partner institution. She is planning to visit the University of Essex, where she will be working with Yuni Kim on phonological representations in L2. […]

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Ryan Bochnak at LEL seminar

January 28, 2019

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This term’s seminar series kicks off with one of LEL’s recent arrivals, Ryan Bochnak. Ryan will give a talk on ‘Future temporal reference with and without future marking’. Abstract is below. The talk will take place on Tuesday 29th February at 4.15 in A102, and will be followed by drinks and dinner. Featured photo from […]

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Welcome to two new postdocs!

January 25, 2019

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Not many linguistics departments in the world could start their own baseball team and fill it with semanticists alone. However, this has just become a possibility in Manchester, with the arrival of two new post-docs, Margit Bowler and Ryan Bochnak, who are joining Andrew’s ERC-funded project on ‘The lexical semantics of lexical categories’. Margit is in […]

Spring 2019 Seminar programme

January 24, 2019

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The wait is over! A sneak peek of the LEL Seminar speaker line-up for this term is here.  Check again for updates, or follow Manchet for reminders about individual talks.

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‘Being Part of the City: Multilingual Manchester’ on YouTube

January 14, 2019

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Multilingual Manchester, a research unit based at The University of Manchester, has just released a film showcasing its outreach and public engagement work. You can watch on it on YouTube. How many LEL colleagues and students can you spot?