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Call for Abstracts - Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics

The call for abstracts for the 23rd Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics in now open!

This year, WICAL will be held online (28th - 30th June 2021) and we look forward to welcoming even more scholars, presenters, and attendants from across the world. Our theme is ‘Crossing Boundaries’, so we welcome interdisciplinary topics in the area of Applied Linguistics.

Deadline for Abstracts: 15th April 2021

For more information and to submit your abstract visit:

Tue 02 Mar 2021, 16:08 | Tags: ELL, LML, LCC, Conference, PGT, PGR

Christopher Strelluf features on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire discussing dialects in Coventry

Dr Christopher Strelluf spoke on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire about dialects in Coventry on 19th January. His interview begins at 25:10 on

He also has a video about research on Coventry accents at

Wed 20 Jan 2021, 13:19

New book explores how people build good relationships across cultural boundaries

In a new book launched this week Intercultural Politeness: Managing Relations across Cultures, Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey of the Department of Applied Linguistics and her co-author Professor Dániel Z. Kádár of the Hungarian Research Institute for Linguistics (NYTI) explore how people relate across cultural boundaries, a topic which is increasingly important in our interconnected world.

Helen Spencer-Oatey, has additionally published a Cambridge University Press blog on 'Rapport Management - an alternative to Unconscious Bias Training', which also explores some of the themes connected to the book.

Fri 08 Jan 2021, 12:31

Launch of the Applied Linguistics Virtual Bookcase

The Department has launched an Applied Linguistics Virtual Bookcase showcasing recently published books, monographs and reports with the Bookcase forming part of the University of Warwick's new Virtual Bookcase series.

Thu 17 Dec 2020, 16:05

Kieran File publishes a study exploring ‘How do boxing coaches communicate under pressure?

How do boxing coaches communicate under pressure? A study led by Dr Kieran File (supported by an Economic and Social Research Council IAA funding grant) in association with England Boxing and UK Coaching, entitled Focus on Coach Talk: How Do Boxing Coaches Communicate In Breaks Between Rounds? explores the way boxing coaches use language in the time-constrained one-minute breaks between boxing rounds.  

Dr File outlined: “The goal was to look at what communicative functions boxing coaches were performing in these one-minute breaks with their language – what coaching tasks they were performing and how they were performing them through language. 

“By doing this we wanted to create a framework to facilitate critical discussions about coaching language in boxing and other combat sports and help locate aspects of coaching communication in these sports that coaches feel needs more research.”

The findings of this study are available in a downloadable research booklet available from the UK Coaching website or from England Boxing's website.

Mon 23 Nov 2020, 12:17

Call for participants: Study on Attitudes Towards Multiculturalism

Do you want to help figuring out why some people thrive in culturally diverse societies and others not? Then if you are a #UK citizen, born in the UK, currently living in the UK and 18+ years old, please take part in our study on Attitudes Towards Multiculturalism! (8-13 mins)

If you are interested in this topic, have a look at this:

Or if you have questions or wish to be informed about the study results, please get in touch with

Thu 05 Nov 2020, 16:22

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