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The 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' project is featured in a New York Times blog

Date: 22 April 2014

The ESRC-funded 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' project is featured in the New York Times blog 'New Old Age', by Paula Span. ... Read more»

 

Hornby Trust Scholars at IATEFL in Harrogate

Date: 14 April 2014

Our two Hornby Trust Scholars, currently studying for the Masters in TESOL, Simon Ruiz and Saraswati Dawadi, have just returned from a very successf ... Read more»

 

Tineke Brunfaut runs language testing workshops with Slovene pre-/in-service teachers

Date: 13-16 April 2014

Tineke Brunfaut is giving language testing workshops at the Slovene National Examinations Centre on how to create and develop reading and listening ta ... Read more»

 

Elena Semino gives talk on Corpus Linguistics and Health Communication at Georgetown University

Date: 11 April 2014

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Marije Michel guest edits a special issue of the European Journal of Applied Linguistics

Date: 4 April 2014

Special issue in the European Journal of Applied Linguistics (EuJAL) on "Language at preschool in Europe: Early years professionals in the spotligh ... Read more»

 

Eramus link with Department of Linguistics, University of Tuebingen

Date: 3 April 2014

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster has now an official Erasmus link with the Department of Linguistics at the Universit ... Read more»

 

Lancaster staff and students at the Graduate Workshop: Discourse, Politics and Identity

Date: 2 April 2014

Several members of staff and research students from the Department of Linguistics and English Language are taking part in the Graduate Workshop: Disco ... Read more»

 

Lancaster-Ghana UG Ambassadors scheme

Date: 28 March 2014

On the 30th March, 18 students and 3 staff will travel to Lancaster University's brand new campus in Accra, Ghana as part of the Lancaster-Gha ... Read more»

 

Ruth Wodak gave the Annual Davis Chair Lecture at Georgetown University

Date: 27 March 2014

Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies Ruth Wodak gave the famous Annual Davis Chair Lecture at Georgetown University, 27 March, entitled Fort ... Read more»

 

Language testing PhD student Glyn Jones wins British Council Research Award

Date: 26 March 2014

Glyn Jones - a PhD student working in the area of language testing - has won a British Council Research Award, providing funding to assist with resear ... Read more»

 

PhD students' Writing Retreat

Date: 23 March 2014

The Linguistics and English Language Department sponsored a Writing Retreat to support PhD students' writing practices. The retreat was an occas ... Read more»

 

Patrick Rebuschat gives two presentations at AAAL 2014 in Portland

Date: 21 March 2014

Patrick Rebuschat is giving two presentations at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Portland, Oregon. Th ... Read more»

 

Sam Kirkham gives invited talk at Newcastle University

Date: 12 March 2014

Sam Kirkham gave an invited talk on Ethnicity, social practice and phonetic variation in Sheffield English at Newcastle University's SELLL Linguistics ... Read more»

 

Veronika Koller and Elena Semino give talk at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Date: 6 March 2014

Veronika Koller and Elena Semino give invited talk on 'Metaphor in End of Life Care' at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. ... Read more»

 

Jonathan Culpeper gives impoliteness talk at University of Huddersfield

Date: 5 March 2014

Jonathan Culpeper talks about impoliteness as part of the Linguistics Research Seminar series at the University of Huddersfield. ... Read more»

 

Vicky Duckworth's new book "captivates" Times Higher Education

Date: 5 March 2014

Vicky Duckworth's book, "Learning trajectories, violence and empowerment amongst adult basic skills learners" has been very positively reviewed in the ... Read more»

 

Linguistics at Lancaster ranked 9th in world

Date: 27 February 2014

The Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University has been ranked as 9th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 201 ... Read more»

 

Jonathan Culpeper gives impoliteness talk at King's College London

Date: 26 February 2014

Jonathan Culpeper presents an overview of different facets of impoliteness to KCL's Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication, as part of their ... Read more»

 

Ruth Wodak gives public lecture at Boston University

Date: 24 February 2014

Ruth Wodak gave a public lecture at Boston University entitled The Politics of Fear: Analysing Right-wing Populist Rhetoric - A presentation by Ruth ... Read more»

 

Jonathan Culpeper gives Lecture at the Dukes on Shakespeare's Language

Date: 19 February 2014

Jonathan Culpeper is joining forces with Alison Findlay (English and Creative Writing) to talk about shakespeare's language generally, and specificall ... Read more»

 

Marije Michel obtains funding for "Eyetracking second language use and development during text-chat"

Date: 18 February 2014

Marije Michel has obtained funding from FASS for her project: "'Eyetracking second language use and development during text-chat." Dr Michel will tak ... Read more»

 

New MA module in Sociophonetics

Date: 18 February 2014

Starting in October 2014 we will be offering a new course at MA level in Sociophonetics (subject to final approval). This course will cater for those ... Read more»

 

Paul Baker gives talk at Newcastle

Date: 15 February 2014

Paul Baker gave a public talk on his research on the secret language Polari at Newcastle Library, as part of Northern Pride's LGBT History Month. ... Read more»

 

Ruth Wodak appointed as Davis Chair at Georgetown

Date: 10 February 2014

Professor Ruth Wodak has been appointed as the Royden B. Davis, S.J., Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies, for the Spring 2014 academic semester a ... Read more»

 

Lancaster's first FutureLearn MOOC launched - Corpus linguistics: method, analysis, interpretation

Date: 6 February 2014

Lancaster's first FutureLearn MOOC: Corpus linguistics: method, analysis, interpretation, launched on 27th January, has met with an enthusiastic rea ... Read more»

 

Elena Semino gives talk on Metaphor in End of Life Care at Glasgow University

Date: 23 January 2014

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David Barton steps down as Director of the Literacy Research Centre

Date: 17 January 2014

After 12 years as Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, David Barton is stepping down as Director. Julia Gillen is the new Director; Mar ... Read more»

 

Jonathon Adams PhD - multimodal interaction around digital texts

Date: 14 January 2014

Congratulations to Dr Jonathon Adams, who was recently awarded his PhD for a thesis entitled "Analysing the construction of meaning with mediating dig ... Read more»

 

"Trolling in computer-mediated communication" new video by Claire Hardaker

Date: 19 December 2013

Dr Claire Hardaker's research on trolling in computer-mediated communication has just been published on our YouTube channel. ... Read more»

 

Elena Semino talks at An-Najah National University (West Bank) and Bar-Ilan University (Tel Aviv)

Date: 16 December 2013

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Alison Mackey and Elena Semino quoted in the Guardian about the study of Modern Languages in the UK

Date: 11 December 2013

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New Linguistics journal subscriptions from 2014

Date: 10 December 2013

In support of teaching and research in growth areas for LAEL, the library has increased its range of subscriptions to Linguistics journals from 2014. ... Read more»

 

Dianne Wall awarded Honorary Fellowship at Trinity College London

Date: 10 December 2013

Dr Dianne Wall, honorary member of Lancaster's Department of Linguistics and English Language, has been awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of Trinit ... Read more»

 

Paul Baker's research in Britain in 2014 magazine

Date: 6 December 2013

Research on the representation of Islam in the news by Paul Baker, Tony McEnery and Costas Gabrielatos isreported on page 109 ofBritain in 2014 magazi ... Read more»

 

Claire Nance interviewed for BBC article on 'uptalk'

Date: 6 December 2013

Claire Nance from LAEL was interviewed by the BBC for an article on the linguistic phenomenon of high rising terminal (or 'uptalk') ... Read more»

 

Luke Harding gives invited talk at University of Bedfordshire

Date: 5 December 2013

Luke Harding is giving an invited talk at CRELLA (Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment), University of Bedfordshire, on Dec ... Read more»

 

Modern Language Association awards prize to Alison Mackey and Susan M. Gass

Date: 5 December 2013

The winners of The Modern Language Association's 2011-2012 Kenneth W. Mildenberger prize are Susan M. Gass & Alison Mackey for The Routledge Ha ... Read more»

 

Becky Case wins double gold in karate competition

Date: 1 December 2013

Becky Case, our Part I and Admissions Co-ordinator, won two gold medals at the Shukokai Welsh Open Karate Championships on Sunday 1st December 2013. S ... Read more»

 

Claire Nance gives invited talk at UHI

Date: 26 November 2013

Claire Nance is giving an invited talk on 'The changing sound of Gaelic in Scotland' at the University of Highlands and Islands (Isle of Lewis) on 26t ... Read more»

 

Daniel Ezra Johnson leads ESRC workshop

Date: 26 November 2013

Daniel Ezra Johnson lead a workshop in Glasgow entitled "An Introduction to mixed-effects modeling using R" on the 25th Nov 2013. The workshop was org ... Read more»

 

PhD funding opportunities now open

Date: 23 November 2013

Funding opportunities for PhD programmes in 2014-5 now open.For all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one ... Read more»

 

MA funding opportunities now open

Date: 22 November 2013

Funding opportunities for MA programmes in 2014-5 now open. For all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one ... Read more»

 

Claire Nance gives plenary talk at mFiL conference

Date: 15 November 2013

Claire Nance will be giving a plenary talk at Manchester Forum in Linguistics conference on 15-16th November 2013. The title of her talk will be 'Soci ... Read more»

 

Paul Baker gives talk at Witswatersrand University, South Africa

Date: 14 November 2013

Paul Baker gave a talk on his research on representations of Islam in the UK media at Witwatersrand University, South Africa. ... Read more»

 

Charles Alderson awarded title of "High-End Foreign Expert" in China

Date: 5 November 2013

Professor Emeritus Charles Alderson of the Department of Linguistics and English Language has been awarded the prestigious title of "High-End Fore ... Read more»

 

Jonathan Culpeper's research on impoliteness in the press this week

Date: 31 October 2013

Jonathan Culpeper's research on impoliteness has been featured in the Daily Telegraph on 28th October 2013 and in the Daily Mail on 29th October 2013. ... Read more»

 

Further funding for links with Georgetown University, Washington

Date: 29 October 2013

In 2012, the Department of Linguistics and English Language (LAEL) was awarded £4,000 by the FASS Internationalisation Fund in order to establi ... Read more»

 

 

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