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Researching French and French-speaking Rap

One of our current PhD students, Martin Verbeke, is examining French and French-speaking rap in his PhD thesis, triggered by an observation from his time as a French linguistics student at the… 633 more words

CFP GURT 2015 Diversity & Super-Diversity

Diversity and Super-Diversity: Sociocultural Linguistic Perspectives
Georgetown University
March 13-15, 2015
Call for Papers

GURT invites papers that explore the connections between diversity and linguistic/communicative practices from the perspectives described in the conference theme. 145 more words


young americans

When Bowie sang about American youth in 1975, he probably didn’t realize that their carefree ignorance extended to their sense of smell. According to a recent study by a Dutch researchers at the  119 more words

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Postgraduate masterclasses 2014-15

This year’s LEL masterclass programme has some exciting offerings!

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[Call for papers] International Symposium on Bilingualism

The 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB) will take place on 20-24 May 2015 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. The Symposium will focus on the cognitive, linguistic, educational and sociolinguistic aspects of multilingualism.  266 more words


Detecting Social Power in Written Dialog

This semester, I’ll be working on a project at Columbia CCLS with Prof. Owen Rambow and Vinod Prabhakaran. It falls under the broad category of… 61 more words


Signature Words; 15-Sep-2014

The one major factor which can support the claim that we descended from apes is that we copy. We imitate others – their actions, words, accents, body language etc. 196 more words

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