Category Archives: Linguistics

Special Issue: Code-switching in Literature: Expanding the Paradigm

Guest editors: Penelope Gardner-Chloros and Daniel Weston From Language and Literature The past 50 years have seen an exponential growth both in the study of bilingualism, and in one of its most salient conversational manifestations: code-switching (CS). Just as spoken … Continue reading

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Changing face of language learning

Special Issue From RELC Journal  The occasion of the 50th RELC International Conference provides an opportunity to celebrate this event with a special issue of the RELC Journal. This edition of the journal includes a number of papers that examine … Continue reading

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Embedded dialogue and dreams: The worlds and accessibility relations of Inception

From Language and Literature Article awarded the 2014 Poetics and Linguistics Association prize Christopher Nolan’s (2010) film, Inception, has received much critical and scholarly attention, from film critics to philosophers, yet no stylistic analysis of the film has been published … Continue reading

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Multilingual or not, infants learn words best when it sounds like home

You sound like Mommy Bilingual and monolingual infants learn words best from speakers typical of their language environments From International Journal of Behavioral Development Growing up in a multilingual home has many advantages, but many parents worry that exposure to … Continue reading

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Amanda Knox – from villain to victim on Wikipedia

Counter narratives and controversial crimes: The Wikipedia article for the ‘Murder of Meredith Kercher’ From Language and Literature With American defendant Amanda Knox once again facing trial by media – along with extradition – for Meredith Kercher’s murder, it seems … Continue reading

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Monsters, playboys, virgins and whores: Rape myths in the news media’s coverage of sexual violence

From Language and Literature Much of the news media’s coverage of sexual violence perpetuates myths and stereotypes about rape, rapists and rape victims. It is common for the media in such cases to portray rapists as monsters, beasts or perverts … Continue reading

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Children’s language and communication needs: Evaluating intervention and service provision in schools

Special issue Children’s language and communication needs: Evaluating intervention and service provision in schools From Child Language Teaching and Therapy This special issue brings together practitioners and researchers involved in training staff and supporting children with SLCN in mainstream schools. The collection of … Continue reading

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Are you too old to learn a second language?

The effect of age on the acquisition of second language prosody From Language and Speech This study tackles the controversial topic of age-related decline in second language attainment. It tested and surveyed three groups of Mandarin-speaking immigrants with varying Age … Continue reading

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