English Language Research seminars

The ELR seminars are a long-running weekly research seminar series within the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics.

The seminars are aimed primarily at staff, post-graduate students, and academic visitors in the department, but everyone with an interest in language research is welcome!

For further information, please contact the ELR seminar series co-ordinator, Dr Paul Thompson: p.thompson@bham.ac.uk.

The multimodal construction of collective identity: A case study in Snapchat 'live stories'

The multimodal construction of collective identity: A case study in Snapchat 'live stories'

Date
03/10/2017
Description
Ruth Page (University of Birmingham) delivers this English Language research seminar.
Indicating verbs as 'multimodal' constructions

Indicating verbs as 'multimodal' constructions

Date
10/10/2017
Description
Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham) delivers this English Language research seminar.
Big data, short texts

Big data, short texts

Date
17/10/2017
Description
Jack Grieve (University of Birmingham) delivers this English Language research seminar.
Exploring corpus-based methods for comparative sociolinguistics

Exploring corpus-based methods for comparative sociolinguistics

Date
24/10/2017
Description
Dr Jason Grafmiller (University of Birmingham) delivers this English Language research seminar.
"Innocent until proven filthy": Constructions of New Lad masculinity in UK women's magazines

"Innocent until proven filthy": Constructions of New Lad masculinity in UK women's magazines

Date
14/11/2017
Description
Dr Laura Coffey-Glover (Nottingham Trent University) delivers this English Language research seminar.
What and how do genes cause? Comparing aetiology in popular and professional discourse.

What and how do genes cause? Comparing aetiology in popular and professional discourse.

Date
21/11/2017
Description
Dr Garry Plappert (Birmingham) delivers this English Language research seminar.
How persuasive is corporate discourse? An experiment testing the effectiveness of trust-building strategies in companies' texts.

How persuasive is corporate discourse? An experiment testing the effectiveness of trust-building strategies in companies' texts.

Date
28/11/2017
Description
Matteo Fuoli (Birmingham) and Chris Hart (Lancaster University) delivers this English Language research seminar.