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Six Linguists of Color (who you can follow on Twitter!)

In the light of some recent white supremacist propaganda showing up on my campus, I’ve decided to spotlight a tiny bit of the amazing work being done around the country by linguists of color. 583 more words


Language "Hotpot" in Montreal


I am a Chinese student, here in Montreal. I have my stories concerning learning English and French. I bet you have your languages and stories as well. 672 more words

Welcome to our new PhD students!

It’s that time of year when it’s out with the old and in with the new. The new, in this case, is a crop of PhD students working with members of LEL staff. 109 more words


War – The Mother of all Metaphors in Cancer Discourse

This month we are publishing Medical Discourse in Professional, Academic and Popular Settings edited by Pilar Ordóñez-López and Nuria Edo-Marzá. This post debates whether some of the metaphors used to discuss cancer are more appropriate than others. 464 more words

Applied Linguistics

New Module: Language in Greek and Roman Society

This is the first week of teaching at Exeter, so I’m putting the finishing touches on my first few lectures and seminars of the year. Since both of the undergrad modules AND the MA mini-module I’m teaching this year are all brand new courses that I’m writing and teaching single-handedly, it’s been a busy few weeks. 741 more words


ELC #1: Young Urban Speech

Finally, a date has been set for Engerom Linguistic Circle’s first meet-up!

The theme for the evening is Young Urban Speech, and as an introduction to the topic, we have invited two student speakers to share their BA projects with us, Nicklas Kelly Austad and Estelle le Duc. 261 more words

Estelle Le Duc

Summertime research: Dr Robert Blackwood

The start of term might just be around the corner, but colleagues in Modern Languages & Cultures are still squeezing the most out of their research time, including… 288 more words