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Liminality in David Copperfield

Liminality in David Copperfield

Description
In this guest post, Sophie Phelps explores 'liminal' Dickensian characters who are not quite children and not quite adults, as she shows with a case study of David Copperfield's "child-wife" Dora.
Date:
Friday 16 November 2018
College of Arts and Law confirmed as a focus for Fantastic Research

College of Arts and Law confirmed as a focus for Fantastic Research

Description
Four of the five films and podcasts launched this week by the University for its 'Fantastic Research' campaign feature academics from the College of Arts and Law.
Date:
Friday 16 November 2018
OutLiar

OutLiar

Description
Olu Popoola, a PhD researcher at CCR, has launched OutLiar, a deception blog that showcases investigative linguistic techniques and explores instances of (alleged) duplicity, doublespeak and disinformation in global affairs past and present.
Date:
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Patterns and Constructions in Language Teaching and Lexicography

Patterns and Constructions in Language Teaching and Lexicography

Description
Professor Susan Hunston will travel to Guangdong University of Guangzhou City to deliver a five day workshop.
Date:
Tuesday 2 October 2018
CLiC and the Cadbury Research Library: The start of a collaboration

CLiC and the Cadbury Research Library: The start of a collaboration

Description
Read more about the beginning of the collaboration between the CLiC and GLARE projects with the Cadbury Research Library. The collaboration was kicked off with a seminar for library staff, introducing the CLiC web app and the opportunities it can offer to students, staff and visitors.
Date:
Friday 28 September 2018
Analysis of billions of Twitter words reveals how American English develops

Analysis of billions of Twitter words reveals how American English develops

Description
New words in American English tend to develop in five regional linguistic 'hotspots' before spreading across the United States and beyond, a new study reveals.
Date:
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Pattern Grammar, Corpora and Applied Linguistics: Implications for theory and practice

Pattern Grammar, Corpora and Applied Linguistics: Implications for theory and practice

Description
Professor Susan Hunston will deliver the 32nd SAAL Lecture on Thursday 11 October 2018 at the National University of Singapore.
Date:
Wednesday 26 September 2018

The Language of Fake News

Description
Writing for the Birmingham Brief, Professor Jack Grieve, Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics examines the challenge of fake news, and how the language used in it could be the key to its detection.
Date:
Thursday 6 September 2018
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