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Postcard from Julio

July 15, 2019 by

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Julio is in sunny Spain, where he has kept busy spreading the gospel of language diversity. He has been consulted about multilingualism and code switching by just about every media outlet in the country, and he has collected enough newspaper cutouts with his face on to wallpaper his office once he’s back. Advertisements

Matras in The Guardian

June 20, 2019 by

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Yaros Matras has been quoted by The Guardian earlier this week, commenting on the controversial use of language tests by the Home Office in asylum cases: “There’s been suggestions from academics and activists that the use of language analysis is a political way of excluding people. I’ve certainly found there is that risk because there’s […]

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 […]