Figures of Speech Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Figures of Speech linguistics cartoon competition.

Congratulations to Jonas B. Wittke (a graduate student at Rice University, USA) and Jonathan Maki (an art teacher in Minneapolis) for winning the iPad Pro, Apple Pen and £100 of CUP vouchers with their cartoon series Minimal Peers.

The judges, including linguists, cartoonists and the CUP editorial team, thought the presentation of Minimal Peers was extremely professional and the cartoons funny with approachable and intelligent linguistic points.

We will be publishing the full cartoon series on our Twitter and Facebook pages over the next six weeks beginning on Friday 19 October.

Congratulations, too, to the three runners up who will each receive £100 of CUP books.

  • Selina Sutton, Northumbria University
  • Belinda Krottendorfer, University of Vienna
  • Samuel Crowe, University of York

We would like to express our thanks to everyone who entered the competition, it has been clear that entrants spent a significant amount of time and effort creating the cartoons and it has been a pleasure to read them all.

The judging panel included:

Dominic Wyse, author of How Writing Works
Dominic is Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University College London (UCL), Institute of Education (IOE), and Head of the Department of Learning and Leadership. Dominic will be President of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) from 2019 to 2021. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), and of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
Click here to access How Writing Works.

Paul Baker, author of American and British English
Paul is a Professor in the department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University with an interest in Corpus linguistics, particularly in relation to discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis and recent diachronic change; representation of identity, especially gender and sexuality; and analysis of news and online corpora. Paul is the commissioning editor of Corpora journal.
Click here to access American and British English.

Berger and Wyse
Joe Berger and Pascal Wyse produce animation and comic strips for various outlets, including Channel 4, BBC, Sky, Discovery, and The Guardian. Their animations include the title sequences to BBC1’s Hustle (Bafta, Emmy and RTS nominations) and the more recent Ambassadors, starring Mitchell and Webb. You can currently see their work every Saturday in The Guardian Weekend magazine.
Click here to visit the Berger and Wyse website for examples of their work.

Cambridge University Press Linguistics Editorial Team
Andrew Winnard, Executive Publisher (Language and Linguistics, Anthropology)
Helen Barton, Commissioning Editor (Language and Linguistics)
Rebecca Taylor, Commissioning Editor (Linguistics)

Linguistics Competition: Figures of Speech

Win an iPad Pro, Apple Pen, £100 of Cambridge University Press books and the chance to have your work seen by thousands!

We are inviting academics, researchers, students and enthusiasts, from around the world, to share their passion for the subject through the medium of 6 cartoons.

The competition theme is the Cambridge University Press language and linguistics collection which you are encouraged to creatively and imaginatively interpret. Your cartoons can be silly or serious, intricate or simplistic. You could incorporate word play such as puns and malapropisms, or you might choose to explore the linguistic community itself.

To find out more and to enter please visit the FIGURES OF SPEECH website.

Applied Psycholinguistics Readership Survey

Applied Psycholinguistics publishes original research papers on the psychological processes involved in language. It examines language development, language use and language disorders in adults and children with a particular emphasis on cross-language studies. The journal gathers together the best work from a variety of disciplines including linguistics, psychology, reading, education, language learning, speech and hearing, and neurology.

The journal is currently conducting a readership survey and the editor invites you to share your thoughts. The survey is completely anonymous. However, we are offering a prize draw as thanks for your input. Participants who complete the survey and submit contact information will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two Amazon.com gift cards for $125 / £100.

The readership survey will take approximately five to ten minutes to complete and your feedback is greatly appreciated.

If you are not familiar with Applied Psycholinguistics, the survey will provide the option of temporary free access, after which you may complete the full survey and enter the prize draw.

The survey is open until May 31 – click here to take it now.

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Gnome Chomsky Competition

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

Enter The Reader’s Brain #Badadvice15 Competition to win a Kindle Fire HD 

Click here to view on Twitter

Competition

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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 [email protected] 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?