Christopher Carignan at LEL seminar

November 18, 2019
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If this week’s seminar title doesn’t convince you to come, Manchet doesn’t know what will. The speaker, Christopher Carignan from the University College London, will give a paper on “How to build a Linguistic Time Machine (instructions included)“. The talk will be in SamAlex A7 on Tuesday 19th November at 4.30pm. Below is a short […]

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Coretta in Glossa

November 14, 2019
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PhD student, Stefano Coretta, has just had his first article published. His paper ‘An exploratory study of voicing-related differences in vowel duration as compensatory temporal adjustment in Italian and Polish’ is out in Glossa. The scholarship is as profound as the title is long. Stefano’s crucial finding is the presence of an invariant temporal interval amidst […]

Andrew Koontz-Garboden at LEL seminar

November 11, 2019
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The LEL seminar this week (12th November) is the linguistic equivalent to Beyonce playing a gig in her home town (that’s Houston, Texas should you wonder) to a select audience of 60. Our own legendary Andrew Koontz-Garboden will give a paper on “State/change of state polysemy and the lexical semantics of property concept lexemes” The talk […]

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Mancunians at r-atics

November 5, 2019
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There is such a thing as a conference series dedicated to r. That’s not the statistical package R, but r-the-sound. Every once in a while someone suggests that the conference should maybe expand to also include l, but that drastic step has not yet been taken, as the community keeps its focus. If you’re a […]

Richard Zimmermann at LEL seminar

November 4, 2019
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This week’s seminar talk (Tuesday, 5th November 2019) is by our new Swiss import, Richard Zimmermann. He will tell us about “Cool things to do with corpora: Experiments on word embedding and lexical dispersion”. The talk will be in SamAlex A115 at 4.30pm. Below is a short teaser: Recently developed corpus methods are inspiring incredibly diverse […]

UG Scholars opportunities in LEL

November 1, 2019
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Manchester LEL colleagues are ever so keen to include UG students in their research on language, as evidenced by our enthusiastic uptake of the summer UG internship programme, Learning through Research. While summer is well and truly over, UG linguistics research is not, and students can now apply to participate in the following research activities […]

LEL colleagues cast a spell on readers of linguistics

October 24, 2019
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Among the subjects that the public never tires of are crime and social class. It is more or less the same for linguistic audiences, as evidenced by the following readership data analytics, carefully curated for you by the Manchet data team. Andrea’s Jack the Ripper paper is featured by OUP as one of the most […]