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“All in all, it’s a clever piece of audience design” - Dr Kieran File on Jurgen Klopp’s swearing

Dr Kieran File, expert on sports culture and communication at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, discusses Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s swearing in his post-match interviews.

“Our society still operates on a monolingual ideal”: Expert comment from Professor Jo Angouri

As the number of students studying German and French drops by half in UK secondary schools, expert in multilingualism from the Centre for Applied Linguistics, Professor Jo Angouri, explains this decline in foreign language learning.

Wed 27 Feb 2019, 15:17 | Tags: Applied Linguistics, Culture, Education, Language

Dr Christopher Strelluf on the Collins Dictionary 2018 word of the year

Dr Christopher Strelluf expert in linguistics, comments on the Collins Word of the Year List 2018, which includes the words ‘single-use’, ‘gammon’ and ‘gaslight’.

Reading for pleasure falls after primary school years - expert comment

Only one-third of teenage boys in the UK say they enjoy reading, a study by the National Literacy Trust suggests. Dr Richard Smith isn't convinced.

Fri 02 Jun 2017, 12:06 | Tags: Children, Academic Staff, English, Applied Linguistics, Education

UK still lags behind Canada and Australia in reading gap

The reading gap between most and least advantaged five year olds biggest in the US, but UK still lags behind Canada and Australia, according to new research from the Sutton Trust. The University of Warwick's Gerard Sharpling discusses the findings.

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