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10 May 2018
Professor Michaela Mahlberg will be giving a plenary at CILC this week.
08 May 2018
A linguistics expert from the University of Birmingham has won Germany's most prestigious research award for her work on how language is represented in the mind.
Professor Jeanette Littlemore is talking at the 8th Annual Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics in Almaty, Kazakhstan, May 2018.
12 April 2018
In this post on the CLiC Dickens Blog, Emma Curry demonstrates how different materials across the 'Dickensian Cyberspace' can be cross-referenced to inform research – with a case study of Dickensian wooden legs.
28 March 2018
In their Conversation article, Dr Anna Cermakova and Prof Michaela Mahlberg write about gender imbalance in children's literature – with examples from the ChiLit corpus.
26 March 2018
Eye Tracking: A Guide for Applied Linguistics Research, co-authored by Gareth Carrol from the department of English Language and Linguistics has just been released by Cambridge University Press.
21 March 2018
Dr Nicholas Groom, Professor Susan Hunston and Dr Florent Perek will be participating in the Colloquium 'Constructions in Applied Linguistics: Innovation and Application of Corpus-based Construction Grammar' at AAAL 2018, Chicago, Sunday 25 March 2018.
15 October 2017
The CLiC Dickens team (Professor Michaela Mahlberg, Professor Peter Stockwell and Viola Wiegand) gave a talk at the Dickens Day 2017: 'Textual patterns of dreaming and the unconscious mind in Dickens'.
10 October 2017
Undergraduate Award success for ELAL student, Greg Woodin.
06 September 2017
Trump’s language appears to be designed to align him with non-politicians, to assert his identity as a ‘common man’.
03 August 2017
Following the firing of the White House communications Director, Professor Michaela Mahlberg discusses linguistic effects within the digital age.
18 July 2017
Dr Ruth Page talks about sharing content on social media in a recent TEDx Talk in Birmingham.
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