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Celebrating the class of 2018: dissertation poster day success

On 15th May, our latest crop of graduates-to-be displayed their research for their peers and the faculty (not to mention to gain their last few credits) at the annual Linguistics and Modern Languages dissertation poster day.

Although all the research on display showed evidence of hard work, originality and no little amount of linguistic analytical skill, four students were further rewarded for their exceptional research and presentation skills:

Best Poster Award: Amy Barnes for A study of the acoustics of the speech of female speakers of Manchester English and West Yorkshire English

Highly Commended:
Sarah Bano for An investigation into the differences in gender representation in children's fiction using the transitivity model
Lucy Jackson for Investigating Bradford speakers' ability to imitate a SSBE accent: implications for forensic phonetics
Aansa Nadeem for A critical stylistic analysis of the allocation of blame in the reporting of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Congratulations to our prize winners, and to all of our class of 2018 on completing their degrees. See you at graduation in July!