Mancunians at Methods in Dialectology


The programme for Methods in Dialectology XV, 11th-15th August 2014 in Groningen, is packed with current and former Manchester linguists. We’ve got:

  • Lecturer Maciej Baranowski on The sociolinguistics of back vowel fronting in Manchester English
  • SALC senior language tutor Rasha Solaiman on Mutual intelligibility between the Arabic dialects
  • Former research associate Nicholas Flynn on Potential pitfalls when choosing to normalize
  • The crack team of Laurel MacKenzie, George Bailey and Danielle Turton on Crowdsourcing dialectology in the undergraduate classroom
  • PhD alumnus Jonathan Morris on The Future of Welsh Dialects? The Effects of Societal
    Changes on (r) Variation in Northern Welsh
  • Postgrad Danielle Turton on /l/-darkening in varieties of English: A dialectological approach to articulatory variation, in a workshop co-organized by PhD alum Patrycja Strycharczuk
  • Former lecturer Benedikt Szmrecsanyi on Corpus-based dialectometry: why and how (with Freiburg’s Christoph Wolk)
  • Baranowski and Turton again, on Linguistic and social constraints on…

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