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So, like, you know... Jennifer Smith was on BBC Radio 4!

So, like, you know… Jennifer Smith was on BBC Radio 4!

Jennifer Smith appeared on Woman’s Hour talking about ‘verbal tics’ or as linguists refer to them, discourse markers. You can listen to it here! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04gkt9s
University of Glasgow: Sociolinguistics data upload

University of Glasgow: Sociolinguistics data upload

Please upload your Sociolinguistics data file here. You can upload a .txt, .doc or .xls file File names should be in the following format: surname.name.shortprojecttitle.2016.doc/xls/txt e.g. HolmesElliott.TOWIE.2016.xls Deadline for upload: Monday 22 February 9am    
Meet our Research Assistants!

Meet our Research Assistants!

Thanks to a number of schemes run by the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow, we have been able to host two paid research assistantships for a month this summer. The posts were offered to students in their final year who were looking to gain some experience of actual research before they...
Research Assistant: Gina DeCorla

Research Assistant: Gina DeCorla

“Ya’ll need to come down for dinner now!” It was the sound of my mother’s voice booming from downstairs. Aside the annoyance within her tone, she had utilized a linguistic feature that was non-existent in my own speech performance. She had collectively referred to me and my siblings using the informal “you” plural. My mother...
Research Assistant: Megan Crampsey

Research Assistant: Megan Crampsey

When I was younger I was often asked the question: “What do you want to be when you’re grown up?” and my answer would vary depending on my mood that day. Sometimes it was a pastry chef (I love cake), sometimes it was a choreographer (I have a long love affair with musicals) and for...
Our visit to Buckie High School

Our visit to Buckie High School

In March we visited Buckie High School to run a workshop with some of the Higher English students. Ultimate highlights included the live grammaticality judgments which echoed our morphosyntactic findings and the vowel confusion which echoed our phonetic ones. We also made it in to the local paper! Massive thanks to Buckie High School for...