Sociolinguistics and Social Change

We’re delighted to welcome Julia Snell to Northumbria on the 30th of October.

Julia is a leading researcher on a wide range of topics, including children’s language variation, classroom discourse and dialogic pedagogy.

You can find out more about her wide range of projects on Julia’s website at the University of Leeds and about her work with Adam Lefstein on dialogic pedagogy at their Dialogic Pedagogy website

The title of Julia’s talk is:

‘Can sociolinguistic research bring about social change? Addressing critiques of sociolinguistic advocacy’

The talk takes place at 12 noon in room 332 in Lipman Building.

The talk is open to all. We look forward to welcoming visitors and discussing Julia’s work.

You can find directions and a campus map here: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-campuses/newcastle-city-campus/

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Billy Clark: billy.clark@northumbria.ac.uk

 

 

 

Clearing Day 2018

It’s clearing day at Northumbria. Several colleagues are helping answer calls from applicants for our BA courses in English Language, Literature and Creative Writing and also our Foundation Year in Humanities.

The clearing hotline number here is 0800 085 1085

If you’re not involved in clearing and/or would like to read some thoughts from colleagues in English at Northumbria, here are some recent articles which appeared in The Conversation:

Tony Williams on the story Cat Person and #metoo

Claire Nally on graphic novels

Katy Shaw on why the novel is not dead

Sarah Duffy on how we think about time

Claudine van Hensbergen on Hamilton

Here also is a piece by colleagues at Bradford and Swansea on how students use social media in making decisions about university applications