News in English Language and Linguistics

Why knowing languages matters

Why knowing languages matters

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Professor Dagmar Divjak comments on the British Academy joint statement warning that the pandemic should serve as a wakeup call on the decline of language learning across the English speaking world
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Friday 18 December 2020
Is 'A Christmas Carol' more than a ghost story

Is 'A Christmas Carol' more than a ghost story

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In this post, Mary Hind-Portley comments on Dickens's Christmas Carol with a focus on its religious elements.
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Wednesday 9 December 2020
Research Council Studentships Available to Support Doctoral Research

Research Council Studentships Available to Support Doctoral Research

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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.
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Thursday 12 November 2020
Bodo Winter awarded Future Leaders Fellowship of over £1million

Bodo Winter awarded Future Leaders Fellowship of over £1million

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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
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Friday 16 October 2020
ELAL hosts UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2020

ELAL hosts UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2020

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ELAL reports on hosting this year's UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference (UK-CLC), held 27 to 29 July 2020.
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Wednesday 5 August 2020
Exploring and Exploiting Uncertainty

Exploring and Exploiting Uncertainty

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A new study by Dagmar Divjak and Petar Milin in the journal Cognitive Science.
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Wednesday 10 June 2020
Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics

Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics

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Petar Milin will be one of the four Editors-in-Chief for Elsevier's new edition (3rd).
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Friday 5 June 2020
English Language and Linguistics recommends

English Language and Linguistics recommends

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Four simple steps to prepare for your undergraduate English Language degree at the University of Birmingham
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Tuesday 26 May 2020
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