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 "No one talks like that. Sorry": What are people doing when they discuss accents in film and television?

The Language and Communication Research cluster is delighted to welcome the distinguished linguist and literary scholar Professor Jane Hodson (University of Sheffield) for a presentation on what people are doing when they discuss the representation of accents in film and television.
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Middlesex University

Event to attend: 'The World of Language – Languages of the World'

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Sascha Stollhans (PhD student and Teaching Assistant in LEL) and Eva Adelseck (German Studies) are hosting a day on “The World of Language – Languages of the World” on 10 November 2017. 483 more words


Dialect cage fights: worldbuilding, language policy, and social power

Alternate title: Macrosociolinguistics: the vitamin you didn’t know you needed.

If you’re writing large-scale stories about political intrigue and pretenders to the throne and so on, the way your societies relate to their language–and how they think those… 1,002 more words


Fight for Your Right: Typography

Countless Austin residents, tourists, and newlyweds have stopped to take a fun photo with the iconic “I love you so much” spray-painted on the alley wall of… 738 more words

Body Art

Contextual Analytics

In today’s post I will cover the importance of relationships and how they give meaning and context to messages received and sent. The item of analysis is a text message conversation between myself and a close friend; for the purposes of this blog she will be referred to as “Louise”. 329 more words


UG dissertation gets publicity

The UG dissertation of Amy Portwood, called ‘All in a Name: Parental Naming Activity in Multilingual Manchester’ (submitted in May 2017, supervised by Prof Yaron Matras) has received some publicity.  139 more words


The "My Story - My Words" Day at NUI Galway

We talked about it, we prepared for it, we sent out invitations, we shared ideas, and then it happened: on September 29, academics, artists and NGO workers came to NUI Galway on a rather rainy day to talk about language and migration. 894 more words