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MA Language Testing students wins BALEAP dissertation award

Date: 5 March 2015

We are very pleased to announce that MA in Language Testing student Nikolay Gochev has won the BALEAP Masters dissertation award for his research look ... Read more»


Keynote by Ruth Wodak, RAGE Conference

Date: 4 March 2015

Ruth was invited ker at the RAGE Conference in Brussels, 4 March 2015. RAGE stands for "Populist Shifts, Rise of the Extreme Right and 'Othering' ... Read more»


Julia Gillen's Invited Lecture at the University of Stavanger

Date: 25 February 2015

Julia Gillen is giving an invited lecture: "Overcoming obstacles of space and time to Literacy Studies: from writing on early twentieth century postca ... Read more»


New Peer-to-Peer Deaf Literacy project in India, Ghana and Uganda funded by ESRC/DFID.

Date: 19 February 2015

This project, properly titled "Literacy development with deaf communities using sign language, peer tuition, and learner-generated online content: s ... Read more»


Ruth Wodak gives Public Lecture at

Date: 16 February 2015

Ruth Wodak is invited to give the annual public lecture at the celebration of the WWTF (Wiener Fonds fur Technologie und Wissenschaft), in one of ... Read more»


Free online learning course on 'Dyslexia and language teaching'

Date: 10 February 2015

Our department is pleased to announce a free online learning course on 'Dyslexia and language teaching' which runs from 20th April - 17th May 2015. ... Read more»


MA & PhD bursaries available for study in October 2015

Date: 5 February 2015

The Department of Linguistics and English Lancaster is happy to announce that we have the following fees-only bursaries available for students joini ... Read more»


Evelyn Sample publishes article based on MA dissertation

Date: 23 January 2015

Evelyn Sample, who completed her MA within Lancaster's TESOL programme in Hong Kong under supervision of Marije Michel, has published an article bas ... Read more»


LAEL accounts for 10 out of the top 30 Eprint downloads May 2013- Dec 2014

Date: 20 January 2015

Articles by members of staff in the Department of Linguistics and English Language account for 10 out of the top 30 Eprints downloaded from Lancaster ... Read more»


English Language and Literature at Lancaster 3rd for Research Power in the REF

Date: 15 January 2015

In the 2014 REF, Linguistics was submitted with English Literature and Modern Languages, the fourth largest unit in the sub-panel, and the only subm ... Read more»


New journal publication for research student Sten Hansson

Date: 15 January 2015

In the forthcoming issue of Discourse & Society, our PhD candidate Sten Hansson proposes a novel way of analysing how governments use language to ... Read more»


Ruth Wodak Annual Faculty Lecture, University of Vienna

Date: 13 January 2015

Ruth is invited to hold the annual faculty lecture at the University of Vienna onPolitical Communication on the EUbackstage: results from discours ... Read more»


Welcome to Lorna Holden, graduate intern on 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' project

Date: 11 January 2015

Lorna Holden, who obtained her BA in the LAEL in 2014, will work as graduate intern on the ESRC-funded project 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' for thre ... Read more»


Judit Kormos awarded a personal chair

Date: 8 January 2015

We are delighted to announce that Judit Kormos has been awarded a personal chair. Judit's title will be Professor of Second Language Acquisition. ... Read more»


Funded PhD studentship: ESRC CASE Studentship

Date: 6 January 2015

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offer an exciting opp ... Read more»


Vaclav Brezina, Dana Gablasova and Elena Semino give lectures in China

Date: 13 December 2014

Vaclav Brezina, Dana Gablasova and Elena Semino will talk at the Sino-UK Corpus Linguistics Symposium on 13th December and the Sino-UK School of Corpu ... Read more»


New grant award: Big Data Media Analysis and the representation of urban violence in Brazil

Date: 10 December 2014

Elena Semino (as PI) and Tony McEnery (as CI) have been awarded a grant as part of the Research Partnership scheme shared by RCUK and the Brazilian ... Read more»


Ruth Wodak: Plenary; 20 years Austrian Applied Linguistics

Date: 6 December 2014

Ruth was invited to hold the plenary (Festvortrag) at the celebratory Event of 20 years VERBAL (Austrian Applied Linguistics); title: Herausforderunge ... Read more»


Panos Athanasopoulos gives public lecture in Fribourg Institute of Multilingualism

Date: 2 December 2014

On 4th December 2014 Panos Athanasopoulos will be giving a public lecture at the Institute of Multilingualism, University of Fribourg on the topic " ... Read more»


Uta Papen gives talk about phonics at University of East Anglia

Date: 28 November 2014

On 3rd December 2014 Uta Papen will be giving a seminar at the University of East Anglia about her recent research on the politics and practices of li ... Read more»


In celebration of Professor Geoffrey Leech

Date: 24 November 2014

The department of Linguistics and English Language held a memorial event for Professor Geoffrey Leech on Saturday, 22nd November 2014, in the Great Ha ... Read more»


New AHRC grant: Translating Science for Young People

Date: 19 November 2014

Elena Semino will be co-investigator on a new AHRC grant, starting next week, with Alice Deignan and Indira Banner at Leeds: 'Translating Science ... Read more»


Ruth Wodak keynote speaker: 15 years ZARA - Civil Courage and Anti-Racism Work

Date: 18 November 2014

Ruth Wodak will give the keynote speech, toasting the 15th anniversary of the largest Austrian anti-racism NGO, ZARA (Civil courage and anti-racism w ... Read more»


Lancaster research on metaphors and cancer in the media

Date: 16 November 2014

The research on metaphors and cancer carried out by Elena Semino, Veronika Koller and colleagues as part of the ESRC-funded project 'Metaphor in End o ... Read more»


Jonathan Culpeper give plenaries in Melbourne and Brisbane

Date: 6 November 2014

In Melbourne, Jonathan Culpeper is giving a plenary paper entitled "Twenty years of impoliteness" at the 6th Annual Roundtable of the Language and Soc ... Read more»


Marije Michel awarded British Council grant

Date: 6 November 2014

The British Council has awarded a grant of more than £20,000 to Marije Michel and Andrea Revesz for a research project on 'Investigating IELTS ... Read more»


Jonathan Culpeper's latest book: Pragmatics and the English Language

Date: 27 October 2014

Jonathan Culpeper's latest book Pragmatics and the English Language, is published by Palgrave Macmillan. Pragmatics and the English Language, writ ... Read more»


Funded PhD studentships at the Department of Linguistics and English Language

Date: 23 October 2014

For 2015/16, the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University will again offer a number of funded PhD and MA student ... Read more»


Christopher Hart's latest books published

Date: 22 October 2014

Christopher Hart's two latest books, Contemporary Critical Discourse Studies and Discourse and Grammar and Ideology: Functional and Cognitive Perspect ... Read more»


Luke Harding to give plenary talk at IATEFL TEA SIG conference in Granada

Date: 22 October 2014

Luke Harding will give a plenary talk at the IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG conference, held in Granada on 24-25 October. The title of ... Read more»


Ruth Wodak Keynote, 2nd Graduate Conference on Discourse Analysis

Date: 17 October 2014

Ruth is invited as keynote Speaker at the 2nd Graduate Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Practices of Discourse Analysis, at the Univer ... Read more»


Elena Semino gives talks at Fuzhou University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Date: 12 October 2014

Between 8th and 14th October, Elena Semino visited Fuzhou University (China) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In Fuzhou, she gave five lectures i ... Read more»


ruth wodak Keynote, Conference "sprache und demokratie2

Date: 2 October 2014

Ruth is invited as keynote Speaker at the conference in siegen, Germany, on Language & DemocracyKeynote: Normalisierung nach Rechts? Diskurshi ... Read more»


Charles Alderson's latest book published

Date: 30 September 2014

Charles Alderson's latest book, The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Language, co-authored with Eeva-Leena Haapakangas, Ari Huhta, Lea Niem ... Read more»


Hornby Trust Scholars awarded PhD scholarships to continue their studies

Date: 30 September 2014

Congratulations to our Hornby Scholars Saraswati Dawadi and Simon Ruiz Hernandez. Saru und Simon completed their MA's in TESOL with distinctions thi ... Read more»


Worlds of Literacy 2.0

Date: 26 September 2014

Worlds of Literacy 2.0: Literacy Studies - looking into the future and celebrating the past, with David Barton and Mary Hamilton, took place on 26 Sep ... Read more»


Sam Kirkham and Claire Nance visit Georgetown University

Date: 16 September 2014

Sam Kirkham and Claire Nance visited Georgetown University on 16-21 September 2014 as part of the Lancaster-Georgetown linguistics link (funded by the ... Read more»


Luke Harding to give talk at UK Civil Aviation Authority

Date: 15 September 2014

Luke Harding will give a talk titled "Validity and validation in language testing" at the English Language Proficiency Testing Meeting, hosted by the ... Read more»


Ruth Wodak guest of honour at a CDA20+ Symposium

Date: 9 September 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruth Wodak was a guest of honour at a CDA20+ Symposium in Amsterdam, 8 - 9 September 2014. The event celebrated 20 plus years ... Read more»


Patrick Rebuschat edits special issue of Studies in Second Language Acquisition

Date: 9 May 2014

Patrick Rebuschat and Sible Andringa (University of Amsterdam) have recently secured one of the coveted slots for a thematic issue of Studies in Secon ... Read more»



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