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4th & final round of field research

The Wolof Research Project team has started field research in the last of the four cities comprising our research scope.


Last week we trained our last group of research assistants, 27 members of Protestant and Catholic churches in City #4. 404 more words

Joint Post with Idryss: Frenglish & Kongish

Today, I am delighted to invite Idryss, my French penfriend who is studying English and Economics in Paris, to share his views about Frenglish, its phenomenon and how English affected the use of French in this joint post series.  1,167 more words

Joint Post

提笔忘字 Take the Pen, Forget the Word

A sociolinguistic study on the loss of hand writing ability in Mandarin Chinese and its
impact on  national identity.

1)  What is Character Amnesia?     

China is experiencing a loss of writing ability nationwide, and it has been termed… 2,535 more words

"Never, dear. Men don't say that"

A few days ago, I was on the Tube — the London Underground subway. Somewhere between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square on the Piccadilly line, I apologized to a fellow passenger for being in front of the doors when she wanted to get off at her stop: “sorry, I’m in the way.” 737 more words


Old Dogs Do Learn New Tricks

While I should be completing work on my final exams that need to be submitted on Monday and Tuesday, being a linguist can sometimes make studying hard to accomplish without being distracted. 519 more words


Journal of historical sociolinguistics

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : journal of historical sociolinguistics

The Journal’s Aims and Scope:

The Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics (JHSL) is a double-blind peer-reviewed forum for research into the social history of language. 197 more words

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