Most recent features
Feature | 26 July 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
The faclair na gã idhlig (dictionary of the scottish gaelic language) which is part-funded by the esrc, has now been given a boost by a â£2 million funding package from the scottish funding council (sfc). The dictionary will fully document the histor ...
Feature | 29 April 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
A pioneering esrc study by linguistics researchers has shown that 'story time' in primary schools can be used as a subtle way to introduce complex language structures to young children.
Feature | 23 April 2013 | Academic, Press/media
The new instruments for research into second language learning (iris) database allows any language researcher to upload and download materials free of charge.
Feature | 11 April 2013 | General public, International, Partnerships, Press/media, Schools
Muslim ethnic minority communities have been integrating into british and german cities for some time, according to research presented at the norface migration conference at university college london this week.
Feature | 06 May 2011 | Academic, General public, Press/media, Schools
Research shows that deaf translation of the queen's speeach has changed over the last decades, from sign supported english to an emerging 'received pronunciation' of british sign langauge.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 10 May 2012 | Academic, Business, Further education, General public, Higher education, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Understanding linguistic diversity among london’s schoolchildren is key for the city’s future as a ‘global player’, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc)
Press Release | 09 May 2012 | Academic, General public, Partnerships, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
Schools, local councils and professionals need better guidance and training to work with migrant families from eastern europe and their children, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 13 February 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
New research into the different ways that english and polish people use language in everyday family situations can help members of each community to understand each other better and avoid cultural misunderstandings.
Press Release | 18 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
A fascinating event looking at sign language research is to be held at university college london on 20 march as part of the economic and social research council's (esrc) festival of social science (21-21 march).
Press Release | 12 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
One in four uk children has a mother born overseas which means at least one parent speaks a foreign language at home. But what are the challenges for parents raising bilingual and multilingual offspring?
Press Release | 09 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
The event 'communicating with your baby' has been organised by professor karen pine from the university of hertfordshire. Members of her team, neil howlett and dr liz kirk, will be sharing their findings on 'baby-sign'- a form of non-verbal communica ...
Press Release | 13 May 2009 | General public, Press/media
The way that mothers talk to their children when they are young has a lasting effect on children's social skills, according to a research study funded by the economic and social research council.
Press Release | 10 February 2009 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Learning their community language outside the home enhances minority ethnic children's development, according to research led from the university of birmingham.
Most recent grants
Professor Peter Edwards | Sociology | 14 February 2014
There is now a broad consensus that new forms of social data emerging from people’s day-to-day activities on the web have the potential to transform the social sciences. However, there is also agreement that current analytical techniques fall s ...
Dr Ruth Filik | Cognitive Psychology | 06 January 2014
People often use ironic language in everyday conversation. For example, if someone does something stupid, their friend may make the comment, “that was clever!”, which on the surface of it, is the opposite of what they actually mean. Given ...
Dr Claire Hardaker | 01 December 2013
In july 2013, caroline criado-perez successfully campaigned to have a woman appear on an english banknote, and was subsequently inundated with misogynistic abuse on twitter. Over the next few days, this escalated into death and bomb threats sent to s ...
Dr Christopher Dibben | 01 November 2013
The administrative data research centre (adrc) - scotland aims to make research and make available de-identified administrative data to the research community. The adrc will have a core service that will:
provide state-of-the-art facilities for rese ...
Dr Richard Xiao | 01 November 2013
With increasing globalisation, translation has nowadays played an ever more important role than before in helping west to meet east or vice versa. Translation studies is an area of research that has been both aided greatly and advanced by the corpus ...
Dr Richard Cook | Psychology | 01 November 2013
This project seeks to understand the psychological mechanisms that allow us to interpret the facial expressions of others. Facial expressions provide a wealth of information about our social environment, making accurate perception essential. Converge ...
Ms Melanie Wright | 01 October 2013
Access to administrative data for research is a positive public good. The ability to use these records - collected in the course of business by governmental and other bodies - and to link them can greatly enhance the ability to do the research modern ...
Dr Kate Cain | 01 October 2013
Good reading comprehension is critical for education and employment success, thus it is essential that we understand the factors that influence its development. This research will advance knowledge about the development of reading comprehension, by e ...
Professor Michael Keating | 01 October 2013
This in an interdisciplinary programme examining the options for scottish constitutional change, including independence, and their implications for the future of the uk and scotland. It will provide evidence to help inform voter understanding o ...
Dr John Gray | 01 September 2013
The immediate research context for this seminar series is the climate created by the 2010 equality act. The act identifies a variety of settings, including the provision of education, in which discrimination on the basis of nine ‘protected char ...
Most recent outputs
Veronica Schulman | 19 June 2014 | Linguistics (General) | Thesis/dissertation
Suzanne Graham | 02 May 2014 | Impact Report
Final impact report
Adrian Blackledge | 30 April 2014 | Linguistics (General) | Book chapter
Drawing on the latest developments in bilingual and multilingual research, the multilingual turn offers a critique of, and alternative to, still-dominant monolingual theories, pedagogies and practices in sla, tesol, and bilingual education. This chap ...
Adrian Blackledge | 30 April 2014 | Linguistics (General) | Book
The eleven chapter book takes a postmodern approach to report a three year linguistic ethnographic research study based in complementary schools in the uk.
Adrian Blackledge | 30 April 2014 | Linguistics (General) | Book
This edited volume presents evidence about how we understand communication in changing
times, and proposes that such understandings may contribute to the development of
pedagogy for teaching and learning. It expands current debates on multilingualism ...
Angela Creese | 30 April 2014 | Linguistics (General) | Journal article
Drawing on research on complementary schools in the united kingdom, this article considers some of the issues in the research method used in studying this after-school community site. Processes of analysis employed by the ethnography team are disclos ...
Sheena Gardner | 30 April 2014 | Seminar/workshop
This workshop was delivered as part of the summer institute on creative and discovery-based approaches to university undergraduate writing programmes, city university of hong kong. It suggested ways that teachers and learners of english for specific ...
Andrew Gillett | 30 April 2014 | Seminar/workshop
Workshop participants planned a short academic writing course for a business students in higher education. Case study assignments of the type discussed in genres across the disciplines (nesi and gardner 2012) and 'a pedagogic and professional case s ...
Hilary Nesi | 30 April 2014 | Seminar/workshop
Paper presented at the baal/cup seminar 'discourse and technology: tools, methods and application' discussing the role of corpus tools, and in particular the wordtree, in the analysis of discourse. All examples were taken from the bawe corpus.
Stephen Jivraj | 30 April 2014 | Newspaper
Article in hindustian times discussing results from 2011 census that show sikhs and muslims living in britain feel more british than christians and jews