There was a significant moment in history not too long ago: Queen Elizabeth made her first tweet. Now, I admit that linguistics and good old-fashioned monarchy are things which almost never cross paths, but something interesting happened after she tweeted. 450 more words
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PhD alumnae Danielle Turton and Dorothea Hoffmann, and staff members Laurel MacKenzie and Maciej Baranowski, have this week been in Chicago for NWAV 43. Manchet’s correspondent on the ground reports that it was a great conference, the weather in Chicago was terrific, the Manchester crowd’s talks had an excellent turnout, and there was a charming musical tribute (that had the whole conference crowd singing) to Bill Labov in honour of his retirement on Saturday night!
Okay, now we’re really getting into field-specific vocabulary. It’s interesting to me how some words, such as “葉黃素” seem to be common Chinese words in the everyday vocabulary of a Taiwanese person, and yet I think most Americans have not heard of it’s English translation, which is “lutein”. 112 more words
The UK dialect maps created by Laurel MacKenzie and her legion of undergraduate field researchers now have a new home!
At http://projects.alc.manchester.ac.uk/ukdialectmaps/ you can view all the maps. 75 more words