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Face Masks and Cultural Norms: An Expert Comment

Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey and Professor Perry Hinton have written two expert comment pieces looking at how mask-wearing became the norm in other cultures and consider what lessons this might have for the UK as we tackle the coronavirus.

The first piece examines ‘How does wearing a face mask become the cultural norm?’ looking at the East Asia context.

The second piece ‘Will face masks become the norm in Europe?’ looks at what factors may make mask-wearing a cultural norm in Europe and the UK.

Wed 20 May 2020, 16:59

Congratulations to Tilly Harrison on WAPTE shortlisting

Many congratulations to our Senior Tutor Tilly Harrison on being shortlisted for the Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE)!

This initiative recognises the importance of academic support to our students and seeks to celebrate the work of the University's dedicated network of Senior and Personal Tutors. The fully shortlist is available here:

Tue 05 May 2020, 16:00

GlobalPeople team publish videos about working across cultural boundaries

The Department’s GlobalPeople team have recorded two sets of webinar-style videos for those interested in working across cultural boundaries of various kinds. The topics covered so far are as follows:

Global Fitness for work

#1 What is global fitness and why is it important?

#2 Nurturing responsibilities

#3 Assessment and strategic planning

Internationalisation in Higher Education

#1 Understanding the process

#2 Checking progress

#3 Academic integration

#4 Classroom diversity

They can all be accessed via the GlobalPeople website

Tue 28 Apr 2020, 12:37

Those who laugh are in control: finding humour in lockdown

Dr Stephanie Schnurr explains why humour is a powerful tool that can help us feel less worried & alone, & more in control in a piece for the University of Warwick's Knowledge Centre.

Wed 15 Apr 2020, 15:33

Number 2 for Linguistics in the Times and Sunday Times 2020 League Table

Staff and students are celebrating as it was announced that we have been ranked 2 amongst UK Linguistics Departments in the Times and Sunday Times 2020 University League Table. Our new ranking puts the department just behind Oxford in this nationally recognised league table.

Thu 26 Sep 2019, 15:42

Professor Janet Holmes receives Hon DLitt

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.

Wed 17 Jul 2019, 16:29

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