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Time flies!

As the end of summer fast approaches, it’s a nice time to take stock of just how quickly this year has gone and what I’ve done in academic year 2013/14. 759 more words


Even more ways of analyzing variation

As usual, Manchester is sending a squad to New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43 in Illinois this October (check out the line-up for previous years… 72 more words


Great ideas in linguistics: Sociolinguistics

I’ll be the first to admit: for a long time, even after I’d begun my linguistics training, I didn’t really understand what sociolinguistics was. I had the idea that it mainly had to do with… 570 more words

Mancunians at #MethodsXV

Manchet previously reported on the solid LEL representation at Methods in Dialectology XV, Groningen, this week. Here’s a picture of the team having fun! From left to right: Patrycja Strycharczuk, Jonathan Morris, Danielle Turton, Maciej Baranowski, Laurel MacKenzie, and George Bailey.


New series: 50 Great Ideas in Linguistics

As I’ve been teaching this summer (And failing to blog on a semi-regular basis like a loser. Mea culpa.) I’ll occasionally find that my students aren’t familiar with something I’d assumed they’d covered at some point already. 263 more words

Corby: The most Scottish town in England?

The BBC just published an interesting article on Corby, a town in England located near Kettering and Northampton (so East Midlands). Corby is a really interesting wee town because a whole bunch of Glaswegian and Central Belt steel workers moved there from the 1930 onwards when the Glasgow based company Stewarts & Lloyds built a huge steelworks in the town. 814 more words