The effect of language education policy on British economy

While reading The Economist, the print edition online, I stumbled upon this article which analysed the current trends in the politics of English language dominance and its consequences on the native speakers of the language, particularly those who enjoy the lingua mundi and remain in a comfort zone of monolingualism as well as on the economy of Britain and possibly … Continue reading The effect of language education policy on British economy

Linguistics as a field of study and a career: An inspiration from William Labov

Many young people, especially those who have just started college or are getting ready for college, are sometimes worried about what to study that would help them to get the job of their dream. Often time, college students who find themselves studying linguistics or thinking about studying the course would like to know what prospects … Continue reading Linguistics as a field of study and a career: An inspiration from William Labov

Online Communication, Discourse and Context

3rd international Symposium: Micro-Analysis of Online Data (MOOD-Z) University of Zurich, Switzerland | July 16th - 17th 2015 The Micro-Analysis of Online Data (MOOD) network is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who explore theoretical and methodological issues related to the study of computer-mediated communication (CMC). Although our broad focus is on the application and/or adaptation … Continue reading Online Communication, Discourse and Context

Linguistics as a window to understanding the brain

Language as a complex system of 'human' communication remains an indecipherable mystery for linguists and cognitive scientists. Professor Steven Pinker, a Cognitive Scientist at Harvard University, despite studying language for over thirty years, still feels there is far more for him to know about language than he already knows. In this video, he takes us through the amazing … Continue reading Linguistics as a window to understanding the brain

Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

We are pleased to announce the 10th Lancaster University International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching which will take place at Lancaster University on Monday, 13 July 2015. This one-day conference is designed to give linguistics postgraduates from various areas in linguistics and language teaching/assessment an opportunity to present and discuss their research in … Continue reading Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics