News in English Language and Linguistics

Local role models launch new campaign to change young people's life stories in Birmingham

Local role models launch new campaign to change young people's life stories in Birmingham

Description
The university of Birmingham is now working with the National Literacy Trust to boost literacy levels in our city.
Date:
Friday 18 October 2019
Corpus of African American Writers 1892-1912 (AAW) added to the CLiC web app

Corpus of African American Writers 1892-1912 (AAW) added to the CLiC web app

Description
The corpus of African American Writers 1892-1912 is now available from the CLiC web app, with novels from Charles W. Chesnutt, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Sutton E. Griggs, Frances E.W. Harper & James Weldon Johnson.
Date:
Wednesday 16 October 2019
What's new in the world of creativity? The experts have spoken

What's new in the world of creativity? The experts have spoken

Description
Creative persuasion practices have officially moved past the notion of magazines, billboards, or TV commercials, and are engaging with audiences in new ways.
Date:
Friday 11 October 2019
EMMA ads for Umbrella Health launched across the city

EMMA ads for Umbrella Health launched across the city

Description
The purpose of the ads was to draw attention to the important work that the Umbrella Health Trust does in a light hearted and memorable way through the creative use of language.
Date:
Wednesday 9 October 2019
'How to write a female villain' creative writing competition winners visit campus

'How to write a female villain' creative writing competition winners visit campus

Description
The three winners of the GLARE competition visited campus today, where Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Whitby, presented them with a certificate and a set of signed books by author Robin Stevens.
Date:
Friday 5 July 2019
Look closer: insight and impact in corpus analysis of discourse

Look closer: insight and impact in corpus analysis of discourse

Description
Professor Paul Baker (Lancaster) delivered the 2019 Sinclair Lecture.
Date:
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Free online course - Introduction to Linguistics starting 1st July 2019

Free online course - Introduction to Linguistics starting 1st July 2019

Description
Starting 1 July - You'll get an introduction to the main approaches used in linguistic research, including linguistic experiments and discourse analysis.
Date:
Friday 21 June 2019
Linguists found the weirdest languages – and English is one of them

Linguists found the weirdest languages – and English is one of them

Description
Adam Schembri writes for The Conversation
Date:
Friday 12 April 2019
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