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09 December 2020
In this post, Mary Hind-Portley comments on Dickens's Christmas Carol with a focus on its religious elements.
12 November 2020
The Department of English Language and Linguistics is inviting applications for studentships as part of the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities and the ESRC-funded Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnerships.
16 October 2020
Dr Winter is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics. His research will involve the construction and analysis of large multimodal corpora to explore ways of combating innumeracy, the numerical equivalent of illiteracy
05 August 2020
ELAL reports on hosting this year's UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference (UK-CLC), held 27 to 29 July 2020.
10 June 2020
A new study by Dagmar Divjak and Petar Milin in the journal Cognitive Science.
05 June 2020
Petar Milin will be one of the four Editors-in-Chief for Elsevier's new edition (3rd).
20 May 2020
The CLiC team have launched the 'BMI lockdown life' blog series (#BMILockdownlife) together with the Birmingham & Midland Institute to bring together people interested in 19th century literature, culture and history.
18 May 2020
Upcoming Exciting Joint Live Event by Cologne and Birmingham in Digital Space, openly livestreamed on YouTube, featuring Professor Michaela Mahlberg (Birmingham) and Beatrix Busse (Cologne).
08 April 2020
An extraordinary event such as the coronavirus pandemic exerts pressure on individual and collective language resources.
31 March 2020
Two researchers from the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants as part of €450 million (£400 million) funding for Europe's long-term frontier research.
21 February 2020
Dr Murakami has received a Language Learning Early Career Research Grant for a new project on the quantitative examination of research trends in second language acquisition.
23 January 2020
Bodo Winter has recently published a new book called "Statistics for Linguists: An Introduction Using R" with Routledge University Press.
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