Fieldwork tools used in the Intonational Variation in Arabic project, and a sample of the results, on display as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the University of York Humanities Research Centre.
Thanks to BBC Radio York for inviting me to talk about swearing with Julia Lewis (without swearing once!). We discussed issues relevant to English Language A level from corpus and attitudes research including:
- Rob Drummond’s work on teenage swearing in the UK
- an article about the first written occurrence of ‘the f-word’
- Tonje Gjesdal’s Norwegian Studies Centre open access thesis on attitudes to swearing. Warning!: contains very strong language.
Email me if you would like a copy of the recording; it includes a vox pop about attitudes to swearing which would be a great lesson starter.
Celebrating for Dr Sehrish Shafi, who sadly could not join us in person, for her thesis “A Phonological Analysis of English Loanwords in Mirpur Pahari: Exploring Variable Adaptation in Optimality Theory“.
Delighted to celebrate the graduation of Dr Shadiya AlHashmi!
Shadiya’s PhD is in historical phonology, reconstructing the trajectory of phonetic adaptation of Arabic loanwords into Turkish.
Poster presented at the 9th Speech Prosody conference in Poznań June 13-16th 2018; the paper is available open access at: www.isca-speech.org/archive/SpeechProsody_2018/pdfs/240.pdf
Great day out to Newcastle with Ann Taylor and Rebecca Woods to present a taster of our York CPD work with teachers of English Language A level at the inaugural English: Shared Futures conference.