The Department is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research in English Language and Applied Linguistics.
27 March 2019
Staff at the University of Birmingham have been investigating humans' capacity to communicate without speech and relying only in their gestures.
22 March 2019
Round two hosted by the Department of English Language and Linguistics, including a mini-olympiad for local schools.
14 March 2019
It is estimated that approximately 1 in 5 known pregnancies end in miscarriage, 1 in every 200 births is a stillbirth, and 2,000 terminations for reasons of foetal anomaly are performed in the UK each year.
10 March 2019
Professor Jeannette Littlemore's presentation at the Association of Child Protection Professionals Conference.
08 March 2019
Walaipun Puengpipattrakul won the prize at the 8th Thai Student Academic Conference (SACC-TSAC) held at Imperial College London in Febrary,
07 March 2019
Screen time for children, changing reading behaviours or fears around the decline of the printed book are all topics of the digital age.
05 March 2019
We are releasing the brand-new version 2.0 of the CLiC web app with a refreshed look, many new features and additional texts. As part of the upgrade, the CLiC server will be down on Thursday 7 March.
Adam Schembri writing for The Conversation (with Kearsy Cormier, UCL).
18 February 2019
Michael Toolan's book published by Cambridge University Press.
11 February 2019
Marcus Perlman interviewed in Aeon article on ideophones and iconicity.
06 February 2019
The CLiC Digital Reading Competition for Key Stages 3–5 has officially launched.
29 January 2019
The University of Birmingham hosted the first international workshop on cognitive and functional approaches to sign language linguistics, or Sign CAFÉ 1, in 2018.
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