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Third group of surveyors trained

Above: The added bonus in City #3 was a spontaneous traditional song and dance session highlighting several of the ethnic groups represented in the surveyor recruits. 239 more words

Talking About Global Migration

This week we published Talking About Global Migration by Theresa Catalano which explores the narratives of 70 migrants and examines the language they use when talking about their experiences. 647 more words


More fun with Arabic, part I

I occasionally make bombastic comments about language learning when asked questions like “What language do you feel like learning next? Isn’t that extremely difficult?”

My response could typically be “Oh, well if you already know how to speak x and y and have a basic understanding of the grammatical structure of z, then learning q should only take a very short time.” Super-blasé I know, but I really think it’s true, and I’ve realised this even more in the past few months, that one language that has had a broad influence on languages all over the world is Arabic, which I luckily learnt at quite a young age. 908 more words


Postgraduate postcards: Jasem Eidan in Kuwait City

Jasem Eidan has recently returned from Kuwait City, where he was undertaking preliminary fieldwork as part of his PhD examining the linguistic landscape of the city. 246 more words


AWELL 2016: Keynote Address

I’m giving the keynote address on the opening day of the Academic Writing and English Language Learners (AWELL) conference being held at Saint Mary’s University tomorrow. 218 more words


Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds

James Clackson, the classisist/historical linguist, recently published on book on sociolinguistics in Ancient Greek & Rome: Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds… 340 more words