News in English Language and Linguistics

ELAL project awarded AHRC-DFG grant

ELAL project awarded AHRC-DFG grant

Description
The Department of English Language and Linguistics is delighted to announce that Dr Gerardo Ortega (ELAL) and Prof Pamela Perniss (University of Cologne) have successfully been awarded an AHRC-DFG grant for their project
Date:
Thursday 9 January 2020
Publication of edited collection "Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture"

Publication of edited collection "Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture"

Description
The collection Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture, edited by ELAL academics Viola Wiegand and Michaela Mahlberg, has been published by De Gruyter.
Date:
Tuesday 17 December 2019
Why do we like Christmas adverts so much?

Why do we like Christmas adverts so much?

Description
Figurative Tropes in the Excitable Edgar Video. The EMMA project team write for the Birmingham Perspective
Date:
Friday 6 December 2019
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

IJCL special issue on "Constructions in Applied Linguistics"

Description
The International Journal of Corpus Linguistics showcases a great deal of Birmingham research in the newly published issue 24(3), "Constructions in Applied Linguistics", edited by Susan Hunston and Florent Perek.
Date:
Tuesday 1 October 2019
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