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Read more at: Prof Wendy Ayres-Bennet to lead major new AHRC funded project studying multilingualism

Prof Wendy Ayres-Bennet to lead major new AHRC funded project studying multilingualism

A major new research project led by Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennet , with an unprecedented £4 million grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will study the benefits of multilingualism to individuals and society. Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Society is one of four projects being funded...


Read more at: Dr Teresa Parodi writes on the many benefits of bilingualism

Dr Teresa Parodi writes on the many benefits of bilingualism

Dr Teresa Parodi has written an article 'Speaking in tongues: the many benefits of bilingualism' for The Conversation . You can read the article, which has had 143,000 reads in less than two months, here .


Read more at: English Dialects App tries to guess your regional accent

English Dialects App tries to guess your regional accent

Dr Adrian Leemann, researcher at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, has developed a free app, available on the App Store and Google Play. The app, developed in conjunction with colleagues from the universities of Zurich and Bern, asks you to choose your pronunciation of 26 different words before...


Read more at: Prof Ianthi Tsimpli elected as Chair in English and Applied Linguistics

Prof Ianthi Tsimpli elected as Chair in English and Applied Linguistics

The Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics is very happy to announce that Prof Ianthi Tsimpli has accepted the election to the Chair in English and Applied Linguistics and will take up the position on 1 July 2015.


Read more at: New Website

New Website

The Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics will be migrating their website to a new system over the course of the following few weeks.