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  • 7 Feb 2023
    Colin H. Williams

    The New Speaker Phenomenon

    Today many European minority language communities are undergoing profound changes, in part as a result of globalisation, increased mobility and accelerating socio-economic fragmentation within heartland areas. Whereas in the past the family and community network ensured inter-generational language transmission, now it is mainly the statutory education system which provides the skills necessary to communicate effectively […]

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  • 13 Jan 2023
    François Grosjean

    Life as a Bilingual: Part 2

    “Life as a Bilingual” – a highly successful blog and now a new Cambridge book Back in 2016, Cambridge Extra published an interview[1] of François Grosjean[2], a recognized expert on bilingualism, who talked about his Psychology Today blog, “Life as a Bilingual”[3] which he had started back in 2010. He discussed a number of topics […]

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  • 9 Jan 2023
    François Grosjean

    Life as a Bilingual: Part 1

    Who could have imagined this kind of success for a scientific blog on bilingualism? In 2016, François Grosjean was interviewed about his Psychology Today blog, “Life as a bilingual”, by Ewa Haman, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw. The Polish translation appeared under the title, “Nie mógłbym nawet marzyć o takiej liczbie czytelników” on dwujęzyczność.info. […]

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  • 12 Oct 2022
    Tony McEnery, Vaclav Brezina

    Fundamental Principles of Corpus Linguistics

    How do we know that global temperatures are rising? Why is Pluto no longer considered to be a full-sized planet? Are modal verbs such as must, shall and may are on the decline in the English language? These are examples of some of the questions across different disciplines to which we need to provide systematic […]

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  • 19 Mar 2022
    Rodney H. Jones

    Introducing Language and Society: A Q&A with Rodney H. Jones

    Professor Rodney H. Jones, the co-author of Introducing Language and Society, talks to us about inspiration, challenges for students, and the ‘next big thing’ in sociolinguistics. What inspired you and Christiana Themistocleous to write a textbook on introductory sociolinguistics? Both of us have been involved in teaching sociolinguistics to first and second year undergraduates here […]

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  • 8 May 2020
    Janet McIntosh

    “The ‘Invisible Enemy’: Language, Trump, and COVID-19”

    MIt’s remarkable how Trump can make an unprecedented situation seem so familiar by cranking it through the language grinder he’s been using all along. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen his florid playbook at work: anti-PC tough talk; near-gleeful verbal bigotry; theatrical claims and rapid reversals; catchy and chantable hostilities; and […]

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