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Linguistics experts tackle the curse of Jeremy Hunt’s name

June 13, 2019 by

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You never know when linguistic expertise may be required. It could be aliens attempting contact with Earthlings, or it could be Victoria Derbyshire dropping the c-word on air. In doing so, she joined a long list of journalists mispronouncing the name of the Conservative leadership candidate, Jeremy Hunt. Why does this keep happening? In this […]

Tune in to bilingualism with Villa-García

February 6, 2019 by

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Julio Villa-García was interviewed by the Spanish Radio and Television Corporation today. The interview was about the Spanish language around the world, language acquisition and bilingualism. You can enjoy Julio’s radio voice here.

Julio is the news

January 3, 2019 by

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Julio Villa-García, our most telegenic LEL colleague, visited the University of Oviedo this week. Oviedo is Julio’s alma mater. He gave a talk, and was interviewed by multiple radio stations and newspapers in Spain about the application of linguistics and careers abroad.

How to have a quality chat

November 1, 2018 by

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Improving parent-child communication could be a walk in the park. Thea’s latest study, joint with Joanna Melville (Oxford) and Merideth Gattis (Cardiff), compared parent-child conversations in natural environments and in indoor environments. The evidence suggests that the quality of the conversations is enhanced in the great outdoors. You can find the original paper here , or […]

YouTube fame for Villa-García

August 14, 2018 by

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Julio Villa-García, our in-house expert on syntax and language acquisition, has recently been interviewed by eLight Education, a Vietnamese organisation aimed at promoting the teaching of English across the country. With over 750,000 subscribers from different nationalities, 200,000 students studying on their YouTube channel per day, and around 70 million visitors, eLight is committed to […]

Jack Grieve @ LEL Research Seminar

March 18, 2018 by

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Next week, we welcome Jack Grieve at the LEL Research Seminars. Jack is a Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. His primary research interests are “language variation and change through the quantitative analysis of large corpora of natural language data.” His talk will focus on language change led by cultural change […]

Andrea Nini, Dear Boss, and Saucy Jack

February 1, 2018 by

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The talk of the day is LEL’s very own Andrea Nini, who recently published an article on authorship analysis of some ‘Jack the Ripper’ letters. The news has gotten, to put it lightly, massive attention, as reported in the university of Manchester’s news letter: A researcher at the University has solved a mystery surrounding Jack […]