Sonia Cristofaro will be presenting at next research seminar

May 10, 2017
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Next Tuesday, May 16,  we welcome Sonia Cristofaro at the LEL Research Seminar. Professor Cristofaro, who is based at the University of Pavia (Italy), will come to Manchester to talk about Typological universals in diachronic perspective. The event details are as follows: Location: Samuel Alexander Building, room A112 Date and time: Tuesday, May 9, 4.15pm-5.30pm We look forward to welcoming Sonia […]

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PhD student Stefano Coretta is giving a Langwidge Sandwidge talk

May 7, 2017
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After Sascha’s talk last week, another one of LEL’s PhD students will present his ongoing research. On Tuesday, May 9, Stefano Coretta will be talking about Vowel duration and consonant voicing: an articulatory study. The event details are as follows: Room Booked: Stephen Joseph, room G3 Date(s): Tuesday 9 May, 2017 Time: 1pm – 2pm In addition to […]

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Yaron Matras at LEL Research Seminar

May 7, 2017
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Next Tuesday, May 9,  LEL’s own Professor Yaron Matras will be presenting at the LEL Research Seminar. Yaron’s talk will aim to set out a functional definition of clitics. Here is a short abstract: Revisiting clitics: Toward a functional definition Yaron Matras – University of Manchester Clitics are often thought of as grammatical items that more readily encode meaning, […]

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Alexandra Anna Spalek at LEL Research Seminar

April 28, 2017
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Next Tuesday, May 2,  we welcome Dr. Alexandra Anna Spalek at the LEL Research Seminar. Alexandra’s talk will discuss cross-linguistic variation in the use of figurative verbs. The talk takes a logical semantic perspective, and focusses on English and Spanish. Here is a short abstract: The logical semantic underpinnings of cross-linguistic variation in `figurative’ uses of verbs Alexandra […]

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Later this week: The Manchester Forum in Linguistics 2017

April 26, 2017
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The Manchester Forum in Linguistics (mFiL) 2017 takes place this week on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April. For those of you who are not familiar with the concept yet: mFiL is an annual conference at which early career linguists ca n present and share current work, results and problems. At the same time, the forum also aims to provide […]

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PhD student Sascha Stollhans is giving a Langwidge Sandwidge talk

April 25, 2017
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At the next edition of the Langwidge Sandwidge lunch talks, one of LEL’s PhD students will present his ongoing research. On Tuesday, May 2, Sascha Stollhans will be talking about Competing grammars: generic article selection in L1 English/L2 French/L3 German. The event details are as follows: Room Booked: University Place room 6.207 Date(s): Tuesday 2 May, […]

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Strycharczuk & Scobbie in Journal of the Association of Laboratory Phonology

April 20, 2017
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A new paper by Patrycja Strycharczuk (LEL) and colleague James Scobbie (Queen Margaret University) has been published in the the Journal of the Association of Laboratory Phonology. The paper is called Whence the fuzziness? Morphological effects in interacting sound changes in Southern British English and homes in on sound changes that are sensitive to morphological boundaries. This publication is not […]

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