09
Jul
16

Deborah Cameron – Women & politics & language

http://bbc.in/29bC3m8

Podcast from the BBC – Thinking Allowed – a sociology podcast created in conjunction with The Open University.

Political women, gender and speech: Laurie Taylor talks to Deborah Cameron, Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford, about her analysis of the performances of the three female party leaders who took part in televised debates during the 2015 UK General Election campaign. What were the similarities and differences between the women and their male colleagues, as well as between the women themselves and how was it taken up as an issue in media coverage of the campaign?

22
Jun
16

Cambridge app maps decline in regional diversity of English dialects

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/cambridge-app-maps-decline-in-regional-diversity-of-english-dialects

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A comparison map of dialect words

Regional diversity in dialect words and pronunciations could be diminishing as much of England falls more in line with how English is spoken in London and the south-east, according to the first results from a free app developed by Cambridge researchers…

 

08
Jun
16

‘Now-or-never bottleneck’ in child language acquisition

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/06/now-or-never-bottleneck-explains-language-acquisition

Does this support the critical hypothesis theory?

In a new paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, “The Now-or-Never Bottleneck: A Fundamental Constraint on Language,” Cornell psychology professor Morten Christiansen and Nick Chater (University of Warwick, U.K.) argue that language processing, acquisition and evolution, as well as the structure of language itself, are all profoundly shaped by what they call the “now-or-never bottleneck”: fundamental limitations on sensory and cognitive memory.

07
Jun
16

Playing Hamlet

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p03wb5vj/hay-festival-2016-playing-hamlet

Hay Festival2016: Playing Hamlet

and a collection (brace?) of Hamlets (with an actual Prince!)

 

 

03
Jun
16

Hamlet – Vowels in Ophelia’s ‘O, what a noble mind…’

03
Jun
16

consonants in hamlet

The importance of language/structure/form.

03
Jun
16

hamlet: creating elsinore




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