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Florent Perek invited speaker at the University of Pisa

Florent Perek invited speaker at the University of Pisa
Description
Dr Florent Perek will be giving an invited talk at the University of Pisa on 11 May 2016. The title of the talk will be: "Modelling constructional change with distributional semantics".
Date:
06/05/2016

New research-focussed positions in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

New research-focussed  positions in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Description
This is part of a broader initiative on the part of the university to recruit high level research-focussed staff in order to build its international research reputation.
Date:
31/03/2016

Culture, metaphor and advertising

Culture, metaphor and advertising
Description
As part of the British Science Festival, Professor Jeannette Littlemore, Dr Paula Perez Sobrino and Dr David Houghton are running an interactive workshop in the Heritage Learning Space Library of Birmingham on Saturday 12 March (14:30-16:30).
Date:
08/03/2016

The European Corpus of Academic Talk (EuroCoAT) is available online

The European Corpus of Academic Talk (EuroCoAT) is available online
Description
We are very pleased to announce that the first part of the European Corpus of Academic Talk (EuroCoAT) can be searched by registered users via the internet.
Date:
08/03/2016

Call for papers BELP 2016

Description
We invite submissions for oral presentations for The Birmingham English Language Postgraduate Conference 2016 (BELP) to be held on Friday, 22 of April 2016.
Date:
09/02/2016

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
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