New Competition from the Applied Linguistics Zone

To correspond with the new featured topic of the Applied Linguistics Zone, ‘Speaking’, we are giving away a free copy of Examining Speaking. To enter, click on the competition link on our homepage. You can also:

  • Listen to an interview with Dr Evelina Galaczi where she discusses her background in assessing speaking and the main focus of Examining Speaking, a new title in the Studies in Language Testing series
  • Read a sample chapter from Examining Speaking
  • Follow links to free articles and book chapters

There are also new reading room materials with articles from Andy Kirkpatrick, Wayne Rimmer and Anne O’Keeffe, as well as book chapters from Lynne Cameron, and Do Coyle, Philip Hood and David Marsh.

Applied Linguistics Zone update

The new featured topic is English for Specific Academic Purposes.

  • Listen to extracts from an interview with Dr Marc Fiedler where he discusses the elements of academic life reflected in Cambridge English for Scientists
  • Read a sample chapter from Cambridge English for Scientists
  • Also includes links to articles by Hikomaro Sano and Alex Gilmore, as well as a chapter from English for Academic Purposes by R.R. Jordan.

There are also new Reading Room materials with articles from Guy Cook, Marie-Madeleine Kenning and Howard Hao-Jen Chen, as well as book chapters from Rose Senior, and Hanan Khalifa and Cyril Weir

Following on from the success of our previous competition, we are giving away 3 copies of Cambridge English for Scientists. Click here for details.

See the Applied Linguistics Zone page above for more information and free resources.

Only 1 week left to take part in our Applied Linguistics Zone competition!

Take part in our Applied Linguistics Zone competition for the chance to win 5 Cambridge University Press paperbacks of your choice.

Just click on the link below to see 6 questions relating to the different material available on the zone. The answers can be found by accessing the resources within the different reading rooms.

Fill in your answers, your name and email address to enter.

Click here to take part in the competition.

The winner will be selected at random from those who submit six correct answers. The closing date for entries is the 3rd of May 2011.

Good luck!

The Cambridge Applied Linguistics Team

Competition: Win 5 Cambridge University Press books of your choice!

Take part in our Applied Linguistics Zone competition for the chance to win 5 Cambridge University Press paperbacks of your choice.

Just click on the link below to see 6 questions relating to the different material available on the zone. The answers can be found by accessing the resources within the different reading rooms.

Fill in your answers, your name and email address to enter.

Click here to take part in the competition.

The winner will be selected at random from those who submit six correct answers. The closing date for entries is the 3rd of May 2011.

Good luck!

The Cambridge Applied Linguistics Team

January Competition

The winner of our January competition can select a free copy of any title they choose from our Key Topics in Sociolinguistics series.  To enter, simply email your answer to extra@cambridge.org and we will randomly select a winner on 1st February 2011.

Question: Who is the general editor of Cambridge’s Key Topics in Sociolinguistics series?

November Competition

This month we are giving away a free copy of David Crystal’s bestselling The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, third edition.To enter, simply send your answer to the question below to extra@cambridge.org by 30th November 2010. A winner will be selected at random.

Who first developed the Uniform Theta Assignment Hypothesis?

Thanks to all who submitted their answers to our October competition and congratulations to our winner Bonny Sands! The answer we were looking for was /t/.

October Competition!

What very common consonant phoneme is absent from the inventory of Hawaiian?

a) /p/

b) /k/

c) /t/

Just email your answer to extra@cambridge.org by 31st October 2010, with subject line ‘October Competition’, for a chance to win £50 of Cambridge books.