British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 2016-Cambridge University Press

BAAL Anglian Ruskin






Cambridge University Press is proud to Sponsor the 49th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics hosted by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on 1–3 September 2016. . . . → Read More: British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) 2016-Cambridge University Press






Why all John’s friends are Dutch, not German

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A genitive construction involving the universal quantifier all, such as All John’s friends, is very natural and commonplace in English and Dutch. The same cannot be said, however, for German. . . . → Read More: Why all John’s friends are Dutch, not German






When is bacon not bacon?

An American asking for bacon in Britain would be in for a surprise.






Words like sandwich, soup and bacon might have similar dictionary definitions in the UK and US, but Britons and Americans have different expectations when they order these things in a restaurant. . . . → Read More: When is bacon not bacon?






Phonology: A Coursebook

Phonology Robert Kennedy






Robert Kennedy gives insights into his new textbook on Phonology and why phonology instructors will find it both useful and engaging as a resource for their students. . . . → Read More: Phonology: A Coursebook






The influence of German on the English language

'Pils' is one German word that has become a part of the English lexicon






There are a multitude of studies on the influence of English on the German lexicon, but very little of German on English. Julia Schultz’s article explores a sample of those German borrowings. . . . → Read More: The influence of German on the English language






New words show how our world is changing

Language






Dronestagram. Twimmolation. Vlog. How do new words reveal the intricacies of our world? . . . → Read More: New words show how our world is changing






The brave new world of emoji: Why and how has emoji taken the world by storm?

Dumpling Emoji






Cambridge author Vyvyan Evans explores why and how emojis taken the world by storm. . . . → Read More: The brave new world of emoji: Why and how has emoji taken the world by storm?






Did you know that Swedish and Norwegian have word melodies similar to Chinese?

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The article ‘A neurolinguistic study of South Swedish word accents: Electrical brain potentials in nouns and verbs’ reports on previously unexplored brain responses to word tones in South Swedish. . . . → Read More: Did you know that Swedish and Norwegian have word melodies similar to Chinese?






Dialect Matters – Respecting Vernacular Language

Dialect Matters






Peter Trudgill author of Dialect Matters – Respecting Vernacular Language discusses the key themes within his new book. . . . → Read More: Dialect Matters – Respecting Vernacular Language






Uptalk: The Phenomenon of Rising Intonation: an interview with author Paul Warren

Paul Warren author of Uptalk






Cambridge author Paul Warren, Victoria University of Wellington answers out questions on Uptalk: The Phenomenon of Rising Intonation . . . → Read More: Uptalk: The Phenomenon of Rising Intonation: an interview with author Paul Warren






The child’s journey into language: Some frequently asked questions…

First Language Acquisition Eve Clark






Eve V. Clark’s research has involved both observational and experimental studies aimed at discovering what language children understand and what they produce at different stages in development. . . . → Read More: The child’s journey into language: Some frequently asked questions…






Entrainment of prosody in the interaction of mothers with their young children

JCL blog post - Mar 16

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(Un)separated by a common language?

ENG 2016

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Checking in on grammar checking

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Text Messaging and the Downfall of Civilization

Photo Credit: Melina Sampaio Manfrinatti  https://www.flickr.com/photos/melinamanfrinatti/8391988575/in/photolist-dMz8Qc-ewLuku-4zV17D-7Q3yxg-7Q3ySM-7Q6Tmb-7Q3yGV-7Q3yr4-7Q6TFA-7Q6TDs-7Q3yPz-D8G6s-o7wbn9-87N6MS-8L8DNR-6yCkVK-8KJhTd-eyNL71-8R2vVK-98G55G-8eFE3D-oyiNbi-o8HzEs-68rFgK-dHEWp-fwfo9x-8eJS1L-cnr4r5-8eJV6J-8eFzux-aUbvWF-aUbviF-6BVufY-8eJZfS-8eFzdR-8eJUHQ-8eJUnQ-8eJYU9-8eJWc1-6Q3UVm-cZdoVj-8eFyDk-aKPi8T-8eJXRU-8eFDq6-pR8z8t-8eJYcq-8eJTmN-8eJVHw-8eFCjV






Mobile phones are a multifaceted scourge; they’ve been blamed for everything from poor social skills to short attention spans. As a linguist, I’m intrigued by one particular claim: that texting makes people illiterate. Not only are text messages short (and thus unsuited for complex ideas), they’re riddled with near-uninterpretable abbreviations: idk, pls, gr8. Young people are especially vulnerable to these altered forms; critics frequently raise the specter of future students studying a Hamlet who texts 2B or not 2B…… . . . → Read More: Text Messaging and the Downfall of Civilization






SSLA Announces the 2016 Albert Valdman Award Winner

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Why We Gesture: The surprising role of hand movements in communication

Why We Gestyre

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Mouse tracking reveals that bilinguals behave like experts

BIL Blog image - Apr 16

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English and international students in China today

ENG 2016

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Figurative and non-figurative motion in the expression of result in English

LCO 2015 cover

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Who could have imagined this kind of success for a scientific blog on bilingualism?

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Infant engagement and early vocabulary development: a naturalistic observation study of Mozambican infants from 1;1 to 2;1

JCL Cover - March 2016

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A deserted desert

ENG 2016

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Keep off the grass? No way!

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A comparison of the effectiveness of EFL students’ use of dictionaries and an online corpus for the enhancement of revision skills

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Bilinguals more likely to spot the difference? New research shows that speaking a second language may improve visual attention

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How to make money in Machine Translation

Machine Translation across the world






Extract from the article ‘How to make money in the translation business’ by industry expert Robert Dale published in the journal Natural Language Engineering.

An anniversary year

2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of an important event in the history of Machine Translation (MT). In 1966, after two years of work, the group of seven scientists who constituted the US National Science Foundation’s Automatic Language Processing Advisory Committee (ALPAC) handed down a 124-page report that was, well, somewhat negative about the state of MT research and its prospects. The ALPAC report is widely credited with causing the US government to drastically reduce funding in MT, and other countries to follow suit. . . . → Read More: How to make money in Machine Translation






Dynamic conceptualizations of threat in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

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Rare passives develop a special use

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How do adolescents with ASD respond to shared knowledge with a conversational partner?

JCL blog post - Feb 2016

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Using Figurative Language

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English language teaching research in South Korea: A review of recent studies (2009–2014)

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Deaf children’s bimodal bilingualism and education

LTA clog post - Jan 16

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Chomsky: Ideas and Ideals – My Linguistic & Political Awakening

Chomsky Ideas and Ideals

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Scandinavian prosody – same, but different!

NJL Cover

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A note from the Editor of Journal of Child Language Johanne Paradis

Johanne Paradis

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The Press Language Research team confirms the growing consumerism of Christmas

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Microsoft Grammar and Style Checker (‘Consider Revising’)

ENG 31 4

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Mobile technology in second language classrooms: Insights into its uses, pedagogical implications, and teacher beliefs

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Introducing a new special issue of Language & Cognition on “Cognitive Linguistics and interactional discourse”

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English Spelling Variation and Change in Newspapers of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

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5 New Linguistics Textbooks from Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press Textbooks

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They parked two buses’: a corpus study of a football expression

ENG blog post - Oct 15

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The Atoms of Language

LIN 2015 Cover

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Graphs and Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Engineering

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Getting the Right Balance: Pragmatics in Speech and Language Therapy

Pragmatic and Discourse Disorders

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Replication in interaction and working memory research

JCL blog post Sep 15 - memory

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Research into practice: The influence of discourse studies on language descriptions and task design in published ELT materials

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Studying Error Correction in Second Language Writing

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Acceleration in the bilingual acquisition of phonological structure: Evidence from Polish–English bilingual children

BIL SI Cover 2015

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Parents Mixing Languages has No Impact on Children’s Vocabulary Development

Mother and Toddler

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Exploring the Indo-European Roots (Part 2)

Old World Map

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The bilingual advantage in phonetic learning

BIL SI Cover 2015

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Differences in Language Exposure and its Effects on Memory Flexibility in Monolingual, Bilingual, and Trilingual Infants

BIL SI Cover 2015

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Exploring the Indo-European Roots (Part 1)

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Does the motor system contribute to the perception and understanding of actions?

LCO 2015 cover

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Words, Words, Words,

ENG blog post - Sept 15

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How can a parent, a dedicated teacher or a speech-language pathologist improve memory performance of a child?

JCL blog post Sep 15 - memory

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Enter The Reader’s Brain #Badadvice15 Twitter Competition for your chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!

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Grab that mat, Bat Rat, said Fat Cat! How rhyming words help children with phonological disorders

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The truth about transitions: What psycholinguistics can teach us about writing

The Reader's Brain

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Social networks and language change in Tudor and Stuart London – only connect?

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Exploring Language and Linguistics

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2014 Christopher Brumfit Award winner talks to Cambridge Extra

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NLP meets the cloud

NLE Blog post July 15

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No, the rise of the emoji doesn’t spell the end for language

Vyv Evans emojis

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A literary history of the strange expression ‘what is it like?

ENG blog post - July 15

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Evolving and adapting to global changes regarding English

ENG July 2015

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Talker familiarity and spoken word recognition in school-age children

JCL blosg post - Jun 15

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Measuring a very young child’s language and communication skills in developing countries

JCL Blog Jun 15

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Machine learning helps computers predict near-synonyms

Natural Language Engineering

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How do children who have recently begun to learn English map new L2 words into their existing mental lexicon?

BIL SI Cover 2015

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Can your phone make you laugh?

Funny Texting

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Caregivers provide more labeling responses to infants’ pointing than to infants’ object-directed vocalizations

JCL June 2015

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Research trends in mobile assisted language learning from 2000 to 2012

REC Blog May 15

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Losing a language in childhood

JCL blog post May 2015

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Is the Portuguese version of the passage ‘The North Wind and the Sun’ phonetically balanced?

IPA May 2015

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Explore the latest titles on the Virtual Linguistics Bookcase…

Virtual Linguistics Bookcase

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Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World

Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World

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Language use affects proficiency in Italian–Spanish bilinguals irrespective of age of second language acquisition

BIL SI Cover 2015

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A Fuss about the Octopus

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L3 Acquisition: A Focus on Cognitive Approaches

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Does the socio-cultural context influence the way Chinese people write business English?

ENG blog - Mar 15

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Authenticity as a Continuum

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SSLA Announces the Albert Valdman Award Winner

2015 Albert Valdman Award (1)

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Language perception in the East Midlands in England

ENG Blog post - Mar 15

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Cognitive Discourse Analysis: What language use can reveal about mental representations and concepts

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An update from the incoming Editors of the Nordic Journal of Linguistics

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Why does English have words like “pièce de résistance” and “coup de grace”?

ENG Blog post - Mar 15

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Can Audio Storybooks Improve Children’s Second-Language Accent?

JCL Blog Mar 15

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Research into Practice: Cultural and intercultural awareness

LTA classroom - Feb 15

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Durational properties of emphatically lengthened consonants in Japanese

IPA Cover 2015

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The ubiquity of frequency effects in first language acquisition

JCL 2015 Cover

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He drug the box to the door before he snuck into the room…or he dragged the box to the door before he sneaked into the room?

ENG 2015

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Are Idioms Metaphorical?

LCO 2015 cover

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The Acquisition of Syntactic Structure: Animacy and Thematic Alignment

The Acquisition of Syntactic Structure

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The Language of Organizational Styling

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The Rise of Writing: Redefining Mass Literacy

The Rise of Writing, Deborah Brandt

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Co-editor Françoise Blin reflects on the changes at ReCALL

REC 2015

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W(h)ither the /r/ in Britain?

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English in rural Bangladesh

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The dangling participle – a language myth?

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‘[The Irish] find much difficulty in these auxiliaries […], putting will for shall with the first person’

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Bilingual Cognitive Advantage: Where Do We Stand?

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Repetitions which are not repetitions: The non-redundant nature of tautological compounds

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Left edge topics in Russian and the processing of anaphoric dependencies

LIN Nov 14

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Bilingual children cope well in noisy classrooms

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Sounds Interesting: Observations on English and General Phonetics

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How can ESL students make the best use of learners’ dictionaries?

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Vowel insertion in Scottish Gaelic

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Apostrophe: the most disputed punctuation mark in English since the eighteenth century onwards

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In her last Editorial June talks about her work on ReCALL and the community more widely

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2013 Christopher L. Brumfit Award Prize Runner-up Announced

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2013 Christopher L. Brumfit Award Prize Winner Announced

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English Language and Linguistics Special Issue on Genitive Variation in English

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Plagiarism in second-language writing

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Language history questionnaire (LHQ 2.0): A new dynamic web-based research tool

Ping Li - August 2014

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Metaphor: What does figurative mean?

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Some unsolved questions about the languages of the Jews

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Vocabulary size research at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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The acquisition of future temporality by L2 French learners

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She refers therefore she is: Morphosyntax and pragmatics in referential communication

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Arabic linguistics: overview and history

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Uptalk: power and prejudice

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What could possibly be the relevance of nativelike hedging strategies in EFL instruction?

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