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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»


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»



Date: 31 August 2014

CADAAD 2014 will take place at ELTE University in Budapest, 1-3 September. Speakers include Ruth Wodak (plenary), Veronika Koller, Alison Sealey and ... Read more»


Ruth Wodak & Johnny Unger at #Ethnography: Trends, Traverses and Traditions

Date: 28 August 2014

Ruth Wodak & Johnny Unger are in Amsterdam at the #Ethnography: Trends, Traverses and Traditions conference, where they will be giving a plenary l ... Read more»


Cheerio, Marmalade - Corpus Linguistics in the News

Date: 26 August 2014

Research on the Spoken British Corpus for 2014, led by Professor Tony McEnery from the Department of Linguistics and English Language, has featured ... Read more»


Ruth Wodak gives keynote at 'Correct Politically' conference

Date: 24 July 2014

Ruth Wodak is in Hamburg, Germany on 24 July for the "Correct Politically" conference. Ruth will give the opening keynote "Redsk*ns oder Native Americ ... Read more»


9th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching

Date: 21 July 2014

Postgraduate students from different universities had the opportunity to present and discuss their research in the informal and intellectually stimu ... Read more»


Paul Chilton new book published

Date: 17 July 2014

Paul Chilton's latest book,Language, Space and Mind. The Conceptual Geometry of Linguistic Meaning, was published in July 2014 by Cambridge University ... Read more»


LAEL 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Date: 15 July 2014

July marked the 40th anniversary of the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University. Former colleagues and alumni of the ... Read more»


2014 Anna Siewierska Prizewinner announced

Date: 14 July 2014

Congratulations to Emily Rack who has been awarded the 2014 Anna Siewierska Memorial Prize for the graduating BA student with the highest overall aver ... Read more»


Alison Mackey and Marije Michel present at MATSDA conference

Date: 28 June 2014

Liverpool University hosts this year's MATSDA conference on Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Materials Development that aims to bridge the gap be ... Read more»


LAEL PhD student Vittorio Tantucci wins conference prize for best student presentation

Date: 26 June 2014

Vittorio Tantucci was joint winner of the Sandra A.Thompson prize for the best student presentation at the 3rd International Symposium on Chinese Lang ... 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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