General

Weird grammar

Posted on 22 February 2010 by Lise

This is a good example of why all teachers responsible for grammar teaching should have some basic training in grammar – otherwise how can we expect to avoid such disasters? It’s no wonder most students come to my class saying they don’t like or don’t understand grammar. Imagine if all teachers found grammar fun and
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UCL video on BSL

Posted on 15 February 2010 by Lise

UCL has launced its own YouTube channel and this video is a UCL mini-lecture called “The truth about sign language”: “People outside the deaf community may not know that the regional variations found in spoken language also exist in sign language. This variation is the subject of the current BSL Corpus Project, led by the
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IRSFL

Posted on 21 January 2010 by Lise

The Initiative for a Repository of SFL Resources (short: IRSFL) was founded in 2008 with the goal of setting up a set of digital resources that can be shared by the SFL community, both as providers and as consumers. The initiative reacts to a number of identified needs in the community, including the need for
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Body vs One

Posted on 14 November 2009 by Lise

An interesting post over at the Language Log: Body and One: Corpus count fail Posted by Mark Liberman, November 14, 2009 @ 12:02 pm. Worth having a look – there’s a good discussion and some food for thought for how things get counted in a corpus.
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Exams

Posted on 14 November 2009 by Lise

I’ve just finished writing the exam scripts for Describing Language (all about Systemic Functional Linguistics) and Words and Meaning (all about, well, words and meaning). I’m quite pleased with the questions – they seem very reasonable and fair while still being intellectually stimulating! Hopefully students will agree AFTER they sit the papers.
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A new academic year

Posted on 12 September 2009 by Lise

We are getting ready for another great year and we’ve got some exciting projects planned. We will be continuing with the LinC events – we’ll be announcing the programme soon. We are also organising a summer school in Systemic Functional Linguistics for September 2010. More details will follow soon. ESFLCW 09 was a great success.
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the launch

Posted on 18 June 2009 by Lise

Welcome to LinC, Linguistics in Cardiff. The ‘LinC’ blog is a resource for the research network and for researchers interested in Systemic Functional Linguistics. LinC meetings provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas with respect to our individual and joint research projects and to offer support in developing and furthering our understanding
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