It’s pretty clear gradable adverbs – words like rather, quite and really – are on the decline on both sides of the Atlantic together with fixed phrases – such as ‘more or less’, ‘two or three’ and ‘for the most part’.
Lancaster University’s Professor Paul Baker has just been accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
A hand-cranked postcard viewing machine, capturing the magic of Edwardian ‘social media’, took pride of place on Wednesday at Brighton Digital Festival.
Applied Linguistics PhD student Salomé Villa Larenas has been a driving force in the establishment of the Latin American Association for Language Testing and Assessment (LAALTA).
Linguistics at Lancaster University continues to feature in the Top 10 in the latest league table publications.
Language experts at Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press have today published the largest ever public collection of transcribed British conversations, totalling 11.5 million words of spontaneous British English collected between 2012 and 2016.
We have been very honoured to welcome Dr Karmen Pižorn (Vice-dean of Undergraduate Studies and International Cooperation & Associate Professor in EFL in Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) to our Department in June 2017 as part of the Erasmus+ staff exchange programme.
One year after finishing the MAs, our MA-ALT graduates are busy teaching at universities and urban high schools, contributing to local professional associations, and preparing publications from their MA Dissertations.
This week our MA students were engaged in two full-days of social and learning activities.
Congratulations to Vicki Haslam and Jonathan Culpeper, both winners in the 2017 Lancaster University Student Led Teaching Awards.