News in English Language and Linguistics

Professor Jeanette Littlemore awarded prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Jeanette Littlemore awarded prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

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Professor Jeanette Littlemore discusses how Jonathan Van Tam and others use metaphors when talking about the Covid-19 Pandemic, and why it works.
Date:
Monday 14 June 2021
Ancestors may have created 'iconic' sounds as bridge to first languages

Ancestors may have created 'iconic' sounds as bridge to first languages

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The 'missing link' that helped our ancestors to begin communicating with each other through language may have been iconic sounds, giving rise to the unique human power to coin new words describing the world around us
Date:
Wednesday 12 May 2021

Employer-led learning in English Language and Linguistics

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A new module in the Department of English Language and Linguistics gives all of our undergraduate students the opportunity to work on a project set by an employer.
Date:
Tuesday 30 March 2021
Professor Jeanette Littlemore awarded prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Jeanette Littlemore awarded prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

Description
Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Jeanette Littlemore, has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Date:
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Why knowing languages matters

Why knowing languages matters

Description
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
Date:
Friday 18 December 2020
Is 'A Christmas Carol' more than a ghost story

Is 'A Christmas Carol' more than a ghost story

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

Research Council Studentships Available to Support Doctoral Research

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

Bodo Winter awarded Future Leaders Fellowship of over £1million

Description
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
Date:
Friday 16 October 2020
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