Posts tagged with ‘linguistics’

how to read your boss

‘How to Read Your Boss’: Take part in our popular MOOC

A call for participants has been issued for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘How to […]

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Polari: the lost and found gay language

Professor Paul Baker, Lancaster University, joins us to discuss the history of Polari – a ‘form of theatrical slang incorporating Italianate words, rhyming slang, and Romany, used especially by homosexuals’ (Oxford Dictionaries).

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Language learning, history and the Germans

In this inaugural lecture, Professor Nicola McLelland, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, will examine the history of teaching and learning languages in Europe since about 1500. Who decides what is ‘correct’, what is not, and how? How have people explained the rules? And how have Europeans taught and learnt their own and others’ languages?

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