Language, cats and extra-terrestrials

Monolith






Cambridge Professor Ian Roberts discusses Language, cats and extra-terrestrials…. . . . → Read More: Language, cats and extra-terrestrials






Hipsters in the hood: Authentication in young men’s hip hop talk






A limited number of studies have approached the topic of hip-hop authenticity with an analytic focus on discourses/ideologies rather than linguistic style and even fewer studies have investigated what we might call ‘third sphere’ of hip hop, that is, interaction among Hip Hop fans and activists. This study study aims to demonstrate the value of moving the study of authenticity in relation to hip hop from a consideration of (the indexicality of) linguistic style towards a focus on discourse and ideological meanings. . . . → Read More: Hipsters in the hood: Authentication in young men’s hip hop talk






Essential reading in applied linguistics: The Language Teaching reading pack for MA/PhD students






The Applied Linguistics Reading Pack from Language Teaching is an invaluable resource for language professionals in applied linguistics, and it’s now been updated with new content. . . . → Read More: Essential reading in applied linguistics: The Language Teaching reading pack for MA/PhD students






Hillary Clinton talks more “like a man” the more powerful she becomes






By tracking Hillary Clinton’s subtle linguistic behavior over time, Jennifer Jones’ research shows how these forces manifest in Clinton’s self-presentation. Jones’ findings suggest that as the Democratic nominee transitioned from First Lady to U.S. Senator to Secretary of State, she spoke in an increasingly “masculine” way. . . . → Read More: Hillary Clinton talks more “like a man” the more powerful she becomes






How caregivers combine tactile and linguistic cues






Studies have shown that both caregiver touch and speech play an important role in the early development of infants. Research examining early caregiver-infant interactions showed that touch is prominently present and is a key component of those interactions. . . . → Read More: How caregivers combine tactile and linguistic cues






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






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?






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