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A corpus-based study of French interrogatives in SMS messages

April 25, 2016
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Tomorrow (Tuesday 26th April) there will be a one-off Langwidge Sandwidge talk featuring Neuchâtel’s Alexander Guryev. The talk will be at 1pm in Samuel Alexander A112 and is on A corpus-based study of French interrogatives in SMS messages. Here’s the abstract: The French language is well known for the considerable variety of its interrogative structures. […]

Ending a sentence with a preposition

April 18, 2016
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LEL lecturer Nuria Yáñez-Bouza is featured in a recent Usage Notes blog post from the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The article highlights Nuria’s argument that it was seventeenth-century grammarian Joshua Poole, not John Dryden, who created the proscription against stranded prepositions. Well done, Nuria! Featured image: Dryden. Exonerated?

Two new papers on nominal syntax

April 16, 2016
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Kersti Börjars, Pauline Harries and Nigel Vincent are in the Historical Syntax section of Language this month with their paper Growing syntax: the development of an NP in North Germanic. Meanwhile, Christopher Hicks, a first-year PhD student with Kersti and John Payne, has had his first paper published in Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics: A […]

English Compound Words and L2 Planning

April 15, 2016
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On Tuesday 26th April at 4.15pm, current postdoc Hilary Wynne will be talking about English Compound Words and L2 Planning: A Psycholinguistic Approach. Join us in SG1! Here’s her abstract: This talk will discuss non-native (L2) language production, focusing especially on the sub-process that prepares prosodic frames during the phonological encoding stage. In order to […]

PhD studentship: ‘Pan-dialectal Arabic Speech Communities in Global Cities’

April 14, 2016
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Start date: 1 January 2017 Duration: Three years Closing date for applications: 1 September 2016 Funding (including tuition fees and a subsistence allowance) is available for a three-year PhD studentship as part of a research consortium on ‘Cross-language dynamics: Re-shaping community’ (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Open World Research Initiative). […]

Distant and neglected voices

April 8, 2016
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On 28th-29th June, the British Academy is hosting a two-day conference on Distant and Neglected Voices: Women in the History of Linguistics. From the blurb: The role played by women in the history of linguistics has not yet received the scholarly attention it deserves, despite current interest in linguistic historiography and questions of language and […]

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