English Language and Linguistics news
Congratulations to Vikki Janke
16 June 2017
On 1 October 2017, Dr Vikki Janke will be promoted to Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language & Linguistics. Our congratulations to Vikki on her well-earned promotion for the forthcoming academic year. Well done on this significant achievement.
Congratulations to Amy Poulter
15 June 2017
We are delighted to announce that one of our final year students from the Department of English Language & Linguistics, has just jointly won a University music prize. Amy Poulter, who has just finished her BA (Hons) in Philosophy and English Language & Linguistics, was awarded the Colyer-Fergusson Music Prize. The prize is awarded to a student who has made a major contribution to the organisation of music at the University. Amy was awarded the prize for her excepti...
Linguistics PhD student wins IPrA prize
14 June 2017
Isabella Reichl, a PhD in Linguistics student, has just been awarded the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) Student Prize for her paper 'Refusals in Early Modern English Drama Texts: New Insights, New Classification'. The award includes the publication of the paper in the IPrA journal Pragmatics, as well as £500. Isabella received a message from the prize committee, praising her paper as 'an admirably accomplished scholarly expl...
Congratulations to Jonathan Kasstan
5 June 2017
Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Kasstan, an alumni from the Department of English Language & Linguistics, who has been award a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship at Queen Mary's University of London. Jonathan completed his PhD in Linguistics in 2016 with a thesis entitled 'Variation and Change in Francoprovençal: A Study of an Emerging Linguistic Norm', under the supervision of Dr David Hornsby and Dr Damien H...
Reshmi Dutta-Flanders on crime narratives
31 May 2017
Dr Reshmi Dutta-Flanders, Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of English Language & Linguistics, will be presenting at the 9th Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise conference (DICOEN9) to be held at Aston University, 22-24 June 2017 Reshmi's paper is entitled,' The 'Why' Behind the 'What' in a Crime Narrative: An Applied Approach'. There is great deal of research on the structure of narrative and its mode ...