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A century-old Abraham Lincoln mystery may finally have an answer

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Professorial Fellow Jack Grieve's research featured on TIME.
Date:
19/07/2017

What happens when you share stories on social media?

What happens when you share stories on social media?
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Dr Ruth Page talks about sharing content on social media in a recent TEDx Talk in Birmingham.
Date:
18/07/2017

Quick update from the CLiC Dickens team: conference season

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A blog post describing the events that the CLiC Dickens team will be involved in over the summer.
Date:
17/07/2017

Twitter is useful for many things—including (unexpectedly) for studying dialects

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Jack Grieve's research on using multi-billion word corpora of geo-coded Twitter data to map regional linguistic variation in British and American English was featured in the Economist.
Date:
14/07/2017

Jessica Lane wins the Michael Sheppard Award

Jessica Lane wins the Michael Sheppard Award
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Graduating English Language student Jessica Lane has won the prestigious Michael Sheppard Award for her academic and extra-curricular achievements at Birmingham.
Date:
07/07/2017

Where's My Igloo Gone? awarded Arts Council England grant

Where's My Igloo Gone? awarded Arts Council England grant
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Congratulations to Adam Ledger in Drama and Theatre Arts and The Bone Ensemble for a successful application to Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts fund for the Where's My Igloo Gone? project.
Date:
06/07/2017

ELAL distance student amongst the finalists in British Council Awards

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Jon Nilson's research looked at whether using the first language helped learners to retain new vocabulary.
Date:
04/07/2017

Being Reborn: An Update on The Marina Project

Being Reborn: An Update on The Marina Project
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An update on Professor Ewan Fernie and Dr Katharine Craik's pioneering Marina Project
Date:
28/06/2017

New Gender and Sexuality Studies modules launched in English Department

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Two new complementary modules will be offered on the second and third-year curriculum.
Date:
28/06/2017

The Language of Teamwork: St Mary's Hospital March 2017

The Language of Teamwork: St Mary's Hospital March 2017
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Read the latest blogpost by Professor Susan Hunston.
Date:
26/06/2017
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