LEL hike

June 23, 2022

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It’s been a very exciting academic year, and what better way to celebrate it than a hike? Last weekend, a group of LEL linguists (and friends) made it all the way from Old Glossop to an old plane crash site. Something about this destination could feel metaphorical, but it was a jolly walk enjoyed by […]

Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase award for Barrios-Jurado

June 17, 2022

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but it’s not always easy to capture linguistic topics in an image. Anyone who ever wrote a departmental linguistics blog and had to find images to accompany posts about formal semantics will know exactly what I mean. With this in mind, prepared to be impressed by the achievement […]

Hopperdietzel in Glossa

June 9, 2022

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LEL’s Jens Hopperdietzel has just had a paper published in Glossa. The paper, titled “Talmy’s typology in serializing languages: Variations on a VP” brings in new evidence from Mandarin and Samoan on the typology of resultative constructions. The paper is available Open Access at https://www.glossa-journal.org/article/id/7686/. The abstract is below. “Talmy’s typology in serializing languages: Variations […]

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Cole and Strycharczuk in ‘English Language and Linguistics’

May 17, 2022

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Hot off the press in English Language and Linguistics is “Dialect levelling and Cockney diphthong shift reversal in South East England: the case of the Debden Estate” by Amanda Cole (Essex) and LEL’s Pat Strycharczuk. The study traces the development of traditional Cockney vowels (think “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plane”) in […]

Colin Bannard at LEL seminar

May 16, 2022

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For the final LEL seminar this semester, we will have our very own Colin Bannard speaking on “Accounting for multiword frequency effects in a compositional model of language production”. The talk will be on Tuesday 17th May at 4pm in Samuel Alexander A201 and on Zoom. All are welcome! Accounting for multiword frequency effects  in a […]

Manchester Forum in Linguistics 2022

April 28, 2022

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Manchet is delighted to announce that the Manchester Forum in Linguistics aka mFiL is taking place this week, having returned from the web to Manchester, where it rightfully belongs. The conference, currently in its ninth edition, is an annual meeting of postgraduate students and early career researchers. This year’s organising team are Alina McLellan (lead organiser) […]

Serge Sagna at LEL Seminar

April 26, 2022

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This week’s LEL Seminar will feature our very own Serge Sagna, who will speak about noun classes in Eegimaa. The seminar will be today (Tuesday, 26th April) at 4pm in Sam Alex A201, and you can also follow it on Zoom. The abstract is below. A new look into the world of noun classes:  morphosyntactic […]

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Linguistics Society now official!

April 25, 2022

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Undergraduate students at LEL have founded a linguistics society, which is now The Linguistics Society, officially recognised by the Student Union. Below is a post by one of the co-founders, Alice Eddyshaw, about who they are and wha they do. This year myself and three other second year LEL students co-founded the Linguistics Society here […]

Spring conferences at LEL

April 19, 2022

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Easter break was not much of a break for the busy linguistics bees at LEL. Below is an overview of conference papers given by colleagues and students at LEL over the past few weeks. Anyone with a Manchester affiliation (current or historical) is in bold Shatha Alahmadi & Vera Hohaus gave a talk “On the […]

Goldberg and Yang at LEL seminar

March 21, 2022

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The next LEL seminar will be a debate between Adele Goldberg (Princeton) and Charles Yang (UPenn) on the nature of linguistic generalisations, productivity and exceptions. Audience participation will be welcome as well. The debate will be on Zoom on Tuesday 22/3/2022, starting 4:05. It’s also possible to follow it from Samuel Alexander A201.

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