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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»


Worlds of Literacy 2.0 26 September 2014 tickets now on sale

Date: 8 July 2014

Worlds of Literacy 2.0: Literacy Studies - looking into the future and celebrating the past, with David Barton and Mary Hamilton, will take place on 2 ... 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»


Judit Kormos was quoted in the Education webpage of the Guardian

Date: 20 June 2014

Dr. Judit Kormos was quoted in the Education webpage of the Guardian in a recent article on teaching languages to students with disabilities. The arti ... Read more»


Gerg Myers talks on Twitter in Medical Practice

Date: 19 June 2014

Greg Myers speaks on 'Social Media, Scientific Research, and Professional Practice' at a conference on 'The Language of Medicine: Science, Practice an ... Read more»


Marije Michel speaks in UCLan Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: 26 June 2014

Marije Michel will be one of three presenters and panel discussants at the UCLan Distinguished Lecture Series in association with NATESOL in Preston. ... Read more»


Elena Semino gives invited talk at Congress of European Association for Palliative Care

Date: 5 June 2014

On 5ht June 2014, Elena Semino gave an invited talk on 'Metaphors at the End of Life: Results from a Large Study' at the 8th World Congress of the Eur ... Read more»


Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding on language testing conference marathon

Date: 29 May - 6 June

Language testers Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding will be attending the annual conference of the European Association for Language Testing and A ... Read more»


Judit Kormos and the Dystefl team win British Council ELTon award

Date: 23 May 2014

Dr. Judit Kormos from the Department of Linguistics together with a European team of five partner countries have won the ELTons award of the British ... Read more»


Judit Kormos features in lecture series on the effects of dyslexia on foreign language learning

Date: 21 May 2014

Pearson Education has released a new video lecture series on dyslexia and foreign language learning on YouTube. Dr. Judit Kormos features in the fi ... Read more»


Luke Harding to present virtual seminar on pronunciation assessment

Date: 14 May 2014

Luke Harding will present a virtual seminar on pronunciation assessment on Wednesday 14 May (3:30pm BST). This seminar has been organised jointly by t ... Read more»


3rd for Linguistics in the 2015 Complete University Guide

Date: 13 May 2014

We are delighted to see that the department is ranked third of all Linguistics Departments in the UK in the 2015 Complete University Guide. In the sam ... Read more»


Jonathan Culpeper gives plenaries at conferences in Spain and Poland

Date: 12 May 2014

Jonathan Culpeper gives a plenary paper, "Impoliteness strategies", at EPICS Conference VI: Pragmatic Perspectives on Language Aggression and Conflic ... Read more»


Patrick Rebuschat organizes symposium at EUROSLA 2014

Date: 12 May 2014

Patrick Rebuschat and Sible Andringa (Amsterdam) will organize a symposium on "Implicit learning and second language acquisition" at the forthcoming E ... Read more»


New special issue of Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory

Date: 11 May 2014

A new special issue of Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory has just been published, which is guest-edited by Richard Xiao, with a focus on transl ... Read more»


Christopher Hart gives plenary lecture at Political Linguistics 2014

Date: 10 May 2014

Christopher Hart gives a plenary lectureentitled 'Visuo-linguistic variables in representations of political protests' at Political Linguistics 2014, ... 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»


Claire Hardaker, Jonathan Culpeper and Elena Semino on BBC TV/Radio

Date: 7 May 2014

On 7th May 2014, Jonathan Culpeper talks about sarcasm on BBC One's 'The One Show', and Elena Semino talks about metaphor in end ... Read more»


Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding conduct standard setting of Luxembourg English language exam

Date: 9-10 May 2014

Language testers Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding are working with the Luxembourg Test Design and Evaluation team to standard set this year's Epreuve ... Read more»


Patrick Rebuschat gives invited talks at the University of Amsterdam and Groningen University

Date: 6-7 May 2014

Patrick Rebuschat is giving two invited talks in the Netherlands. On May 6, he will present his research on implicit learning at Groningen University' ... Read more»


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»



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