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More than words: Migration, Identity, and Translation Network public summit calls for action to tackle the monolingual mindset and language exclusion

Academics, practitioners and activists meeting at the University of Warwick call for language teaching and learning to be seen as essential in today’s global society and urge policymakers to adopt a national and international strategy to break the monolingual mindset which can limit access to social and economic opportunity and wellbeing.


Football managers must talk the talk as well as walk the walk, research finds.

Football managers must choose their words and their interview strategies with care if they want to win over the fans and project a successful image, according to University of Warwick linguistics expert Kieran File.
In a new paper published in the Journal of Pragmatics, Dr File, from the University’s Centre for Applied Linguistics, explores how the language used by Manchester United manager David Moyes in his post-match interviews may have affected the fans’ confidence in his ability to govern the team.

Booty, booby and nitwit: academics reveal funniest words

Booty, booby and nitwit are officially some of the funniest words in the English language, according to new peer-reviewed research by the University of Warwick.

Tue 01 Aug 2017, 08:58 | Tags: University of Warwick, research, linguistics