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Dr Crayton Walker receives recognition for teaching excellence

Dr Crayton Walker receives recognition for teaching excellence
Description
Congratulations to Dr Crayton Walker on becoming both a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a Distinguished Fellow of the Birmingham Teaching Academy.
Date:
25/01/2016

Structural complexity of popular science narratives of discovery as an indicator of reader-awareness: a Labov-inspired approach

Structural complexity of popular science narratives of discovery as an indicator of reader-awareness: a Labov-inspired approach
Description
PhD student Olga Pilkington has had a paper accepted for publication by Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations.
Date:
25/01/2016

Professor Michael Toolan elected as Head of PALA

Professor Michael Toolan elected as Head of PALA
Description
Professor Michael Toolan has just been elected as Head of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA).
Date:
15/12/2015

Why was #youaintnomuslimbruv so unifying?

Why was #youaintnomuslimbruv so unifying?
Description
The bystander's declaration, "You ain't no Muslim, bruv" combines several highly salient, and typically stigmatised, linguistic markers in British English.
Date:
10/12/2015

Centre for Corpus Research travels to Hong Kong

Centre for Corpus Research travels to Hong Kong
Description
Dr Paul Thompson is an invited plenary speaker at the International Conference on Corpus Linguistics and Technology Advancement (CoLTA 2015) in Hong Kong
Date:
04/12/2015

Corpora, Grammar and Discourse (John Benjamins)

Corpora, Grammar and Discourse (John Benjamins)
Description
The volume has been published in honour of Professor Susan Hunston in recognition of her distinguished career in Applied Linguistics, and the enormous contribution that she has made to the field of Corpus Linguistics.
Date:
27/11/2015

ELAL at JALT 2015 in Shizuoka

ELAL at JALT 2015 in Shizuoka
Description
Dr Paul Thompson will represent the department at the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) international conference in Shizuoka, Japan, 20-23 November.
Date:
18/11/2015

Corpora, Constructions, Collaboration: Providing new insights into the use and acquisition of verb patterns in English

Corpora, Constructions, Collaboration: Providing new insights into the use and acquisition of verb patterns in English
Description
Video recording of the 10th annual Sinclair Lecture delivered by Professor Ute Römer (Georgia State University, USA).
Date:
18/11/2015

AHRC and ESRC studentships in English Language and Applied Linguistics for study in 2016-2017

AHRC and ESRC studentships in English Language and Applied Linguistics for study in 2016-2017
Description
The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is offering a number of AHRC and ESRC-funded Masters and Doctoral studentships.
Date:
10/11/2015

Professor Michael Toolan wins British Academy Funding

Professor Michael Toolan wins British Academy Funding
Description
Congratulations to Professor Michael Toolan on obtaining £29,654 research funding from the British Academy for his research project entitled: Translating Children's Narrative: A Corpus-based Study.
Date:
16/09/2015
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