Monthly Archives: February 2014

Does phonics ‘damage’ schoolchildren’s ability to read and write?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25917646 Our English Language students will know that phonics is not the same as phonetics, which is what we study on our course. What are your opinions on phonics, and the content of this article? Were you taught phonics at … Continue reading

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Fit like the nou? The Doric dialect of North-East Scotland

Aam awa haem the nou! ‘S afa kaal, ken? Can you understand the Doric? http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/scottish-words-of-the-week-the-doric-1-3156372

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Doge

What is ‘Doge’? Read all about it here: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/18/doge-such-questions-very-answered

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King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons

This three-part mini series was very interesting from a historical linguistics point of view. There are audio recordings of Old English texts being read, with modern English glosses, to help you. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038118n/episodes/guide

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Welcome

Welcome to English Language at the University of Gloucestershire. We have an inspiring and diverse course, which covers the more mainstream areas, such as Language History, Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics, but also newer areas, such as … Continue reading

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A short English Language podcast..

Dr Iain Robertson and Dr Jonathan Marshall – both from the University of Gloucestershire – explore linguistic and historical issues for Iain’s course History from the Periphery:

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English Language at Gloucestershire now has a blog!

Our course now has a blog – return soon for course updates, notices and events…

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