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Programme for Teachers\' Conference
Here is the updated programme for our teachers' conference coming up this week: Download finalprogramme_Integrating_English_2016.pdf A fantastic line-up of speakers and lots of great sessions. Can't wait! Billy
Publ.Date : Sun, 03 Jul 2016 12:23:59 +0100

Free A Level English Teachers Conference at Middlesex
What a line-up! I am most excited about our free conference for secondary English teachers taking place on our Hendon campus at Middlesex University next week. We have a fantastic group of speakers who will be offering interactive sessions discussing...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:24:48 +0100

Johnny, Amber, irony and intentionality
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/apr/18/johnny-depp-dogs-apology-review Teaching is coming to an end so there might not be time to discuss this in class. It's a great example for lots of reasons, as an example of a public apology, raising issues about intentions, implications, implicature and,...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:07:25 +0100

Haven\'t We Been Here Before? (Again)
Can't wait for tomorrow's research seminar: Haven't We Been Here Before?
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:16:27 +0100

language blogging
We've recently been reminding students of some very useful language blogs and other resources. Here are some recent posts from some of our favourite blogs: From Language Log: When did "a thing" become a thing? From Speech Talk: British English...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:13:08 +0100

Haven\'t We Been Here Before?
We're delighted to announce the next speaker in our Language and Communication research seminar series. Robert Lawson, from Birmingham City University, will be giving a talk called: 'Haven't We Been Here Before? Revitalising Applied Sociolinguistics' Abstract: Given how well-placed sociolinguists...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:49:06 +0100

new books to talk about
The recent talk by Sylvia Shaw was a big success. We only just managed to squeeze everybody in. We didn't plan it this way, but the book the talk was based on was published on the same day: It's co-authored...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:44:50 +0100

awareness test
We had great fun with this test in class last week (and in a workshop at a school yesterday). Have a go and see how observant you are! (I'll send another post about where we went with this later) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4...
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:28:59 +0000

Gender and language in the 2015 UK general election televised debates
We are most excited that Sylvia Shaw will be the speaker in our next Language and Communication research seminar at Middlesex next Tuesday, 15th March 2016. The talk is open to all. There's more info here: https://lecturelist.org/content/view_lecture/15185 Sylvia has carried...
Publ.Date : Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:33:24 +0000

awfully pleased to hear there\'s now an app for empathy
BBC ? Can a new app foster empathy? There is a lot of interest in linguistics and related areas these days on how things other than words contribute to meanings and on how users who don't have much more than...
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:23:47 +0100