Linguistics and English Language

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Linguistics student wins Magnum 30 under 30 Award

23 Mar 2015

Michael Kim, a 4th year student about to graduate...

Edinburgh International Science Festival

26 Feb 2015

Lots of PPLS events at the Edinburgh International Science Festival!...

Do bilinguals have a cognitive advantage?

26 Jan 2015

Many published studies have argued that bilinguals have a cognitive...

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Linguistic Circle

31 Mar 2015 17:15 – 18:00

Speaker: Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University)
Title: "Sit back, relax, enjoy the ride:...

Linguistic Circle

2 Apr 2015 16:10 – 17:30

Speaker: Joe Pater (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Title: "Grammatical agent-based...

Linguistic Circle

6 Apr 2015 15:10 – 16:00

Speaker: Penelope Eckert (Stanford University)
Title: "Variation, the Stylistic Landscape, and...

Language Variation and Change Research Group

8 Apr 2015 13:10 – 14:00

Edinburgh Speaks project meeting

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