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Messaging in the Midlands

Messaging in the Midlands
Description
Dr Caroline Tagg and Dr Esther Asprey have received seed corn funding from the University's Institute of Superdiversity Research (IRiS) for a data collection trial to be held in the Library of Birmingham from Monday 2 - Friday 6 March 2015.
Date:
16/02/2015

Developing Corpus Linguistics in South Asia

Developing Corpus Linguistics in South Asia
Description
Paul Thompson, Akira Murakamiand Dominik Vajnwill travel to Islamabad, Pakistan to participate in a workshop (2-4 March).
Date:
04/02/2015

PhD student wins conference prize

PhD student wins conference prize
Description
Rawan Saaty, PhD student in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, has won the 'Best Paper' prize at the Eighth Annual Saudi Student Conference in London.
Date:
03/02/2015

Funding opportunity for PhD students

Funding opportunity for PhD students
Description
The Birmingham Centre for Translation is inviting applications from outstanding UK and EU students interested in doing a PhD in Translation Studies with AHRC funding support through the Midlands3Cities DTP.
Date:
28/11/2014

Txting is for people who can't spell, write? Wrong

Txting is for people who can't spell, write? Wrong
Description
Those of you who missed the talk by Dr Caroline Tagg as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences may be interested in this extract from her talk, posted on The Guardian's 'Mind Your Language' blog.
Date:
07/11/2014

MA in Translation Studies is awarded the EMT accreditation during official bestowal ceremony

MA in Translation Studies is awarded the EMT accreditation during official bestowal ceremony
Description
Last September, Dr Sofia Malamatidou received on behalf of BCT the official EMT certificate for the MA in Translation Studies.
Date:
06/11/2014

Debunking myths about language and social media

Description
Dr Caroline Tagg is giving a talk as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences on Tuesday, 4 November 2014 from 18:00, at the Library of Birmingham.
Date:
29/10/2014

Best European Fiction launched at the Birmingham Centre for Translation

Best European Fiction launched at the Birmingham Centre for Translation
Description
On Friday 17 October journalist Rosie Goldsmith hosted the launch of Best European Fiction 2015 (BEF 2015) at the invitation of the Birmingham Centre for Translation.
Date:
22/10/2014

Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?
Description
Dr Esther Asprey interviewed by the BBC as part of their run up to the next series of Peaky Blinders.
Date:
23/09/2014
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