News in English Language and Linguistics

'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
Corpus linguistics and the digital humanities: Looking at fictional and real speech

Corpus linguistics and the digital humanities: Looking at fictional and real speech

Description
Professor Michaela Mahlberg and Viola Wiegand from the CLiC Project will be giving a talk as part of the Aston University's Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC) seminar series on 30 April 2019.
Date:
Tuesday 9 April 2019
University of Birmingham creates database of gestures that are produced systematically by people during communication without speech

University of Birmingham creates database of gestures that are produced systematically by people during communication without speech

Description
Staff at the University of Birmingham have been investigating humans' capacity to communicate without speech and relying only in their gestures.
Date:
Wednesday 27 March 2019
United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad

United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad

Description
Round two hosted by the Department of English Language and Linguistics, including a mini-olympiad for local schools.
Date:
Friday 22 March 2019

What can we learn from the ways people use metaphor to talk about pregnancy loss?

Description
It is estimated that approximately 1 in 5 known pregnancies end in miscarriage, 1 in every 200 births is a stillbirth, and 2,000 terminations for reasons of foetal anomaly are performed in the UK each year.
Date:
Friday 15 March 2019
Displaying 1 to 8 of 269
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next