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Danielle and Míša bring Henderson Prize home!

In recent weeks Danielle Turton and Michaela Hejná have been flying the colours of Manchester phonology, phonetics, and sociolinguistics at venues up and down the country, with presentations at the… 177 more words


Complex Conversations

You show up at a party and hear a barrage of conversation: laughter from the kitchen, political banter in the front room and an epic story rolling along in the bedroom. 394 more words

Complex Systems

Namaste from India!

Hello from India! Or should that be namaste? Although, according to translation, namaste means ‘I bow to you’ – so maybe a little too strong on the welcoming front. 672 more words


LEL Easter conference round-up

As usual, Manchester’s sociolinguists and historical linguists have been getting around, inserting themselves into the programmes of goodness knows how many conferences. Here’s a run-down of some of them: 371 more words


Learning through research

LEL lecturers Wendell Kimper and Laurel MacKenzie have received grants to support their innovative integration of research into teaching!

Wendell’s project relates to the Experimental Phonetics… 139 more words


What is dialect?

Sociolinguistics studies dialect – any regional, social or ethnic variety of a language.

Variation in language is not helter-skelter. It is systematic. For instance, a speaker may sometimes pronounce the word  377 more words

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