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The ‘cut-glass’ accent dies with the Queen

RIP Queen Elizabeth II. If you have ever wondered what most middle class or upper class English (not British) grandparents sounded like, listen to this BBC broadcast here made when Princess Elizabeth was 14 years old in 1940. We call … Continue reading

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Getting involved with people-powered research

The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Click here for some … Continue reading

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Cinema and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis

If you have watched the excellent ‘Arrival’ at home or at the cinema, you may want to dive further into the linguistic issues touched upon and read this article on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

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The academic self-promotion struggle

Postdoc or professor, the self-promotion struggle is real. So, how can academics promote themselves without sounding too ‘sales-y’? Click here to view this article from The Campus (part of Times Higher Education) which could help answer the question.

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Is it ‘Ukraine’ or ‘The Ukraine’?

Is it ‘Ukraine’ or ‘The Ukraine’? Please click here to see and share our video from our Facebook page for an explanation. 🤓

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LSE academic podcasts available for free

Watch and listen to podcasts of a wide variety of events held at the world-renowned London School of Economics. Click here to access.

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Free cloud edition of ‘Babel’ linguistics magazine

Babel is the quarterly language magazine that brings you cutting-edge linguistic research in an accessible and colourful format. The Best of Issue is available for free, with features taken from across the first 32 issues. You can read it online … Continue reading

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Is Sci-hub the future?

This BBC Radio 4 documentary is an interesting exploration of the impact of Sci-hub on science and the Open Access Movement – please click here.

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Rescuing academics around the world

For nearly nine decades, the Council for At Risk Academics (CARA) has been dedicated to rescuing academics around the world who need to flee their homeland in order to escape conflict, arrest or persecution. Follow the link for details of … Continue reading

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Let’s argue about this!

Click here for another horribly confusing grammatical issue for your delectation!

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