It gave us great pleasure that internationally acclaimed scholar, Professor Janet Holmes, was awarded an Hon DLitt (Honorary Doctor of Letters) at yesterday’s graduation ceremony. Not only is Janet an outstanding scholar in the field of Sociolinguistics, she has also always been very generous in sharing both her expertise and her time with students and colleagues during her time as Honorary Professor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics (2010-2018). We were thrilled that she received her award at the same ceremony as our graduating students.
Is it time to recognise that linguistic and cultural diversity can drive civic participation and social well-being?
Professor Jo Angouri writes for Conversation UK with Professor Loredana Polezzi and Professor Rita Wilson
Publication: The History of Language Learning and Teaching
Publication: The History of Language Learning and Teaching (Vol. I: 16th-18th Century Europe; Vol. II: 19th-20th Century Europe; Vol. III: Across Cultures), edited by Nicola McLelland and Richard Smith: Oxford: Legenda (Modern Humanities Research Association). Open access introduction: 'Establishing HoLLT: the History of Language Learning and Teaching'.
This three-volume set brings together current research in the history of language learning and teaching (HoLLT) in Europe and beyond. Providing the first overview of research in the field, it will be an indispensable reference for teachers, teacher educators and all those interested in the history of language learning and teaching and the history of applied linguistics avant la lettre.
International Talk Like A Pirate Day is, of course, silly. No one in history has ever, based on their adopting a sea-going profession, talked like Robert Newton's Long John Silver in Tresaure Island.