Doing Public Linguistics symposium, 10 June

Doing Public Linguistics

Sussex University, 10 June

Linguistics as a field has long engaged in education beyond the boundaries of Higher Education. This symposium asks: what can we learn from the experience of working with public audiences and non-academic stakeholders?
Please join us for a day of ideas, reflection, and calls to action. The event is free, but space is limited, so booking is necessary. The early end-time should facilitate attendance at the Jenny Cheshire lecture at QMUL that evening.


09.00        Registration/welcome (Lynne Murphy, Sussex)
09:30        Paul Kerswill (York)
                Linguist-media engagement: a two-way street?
10:15        Deborah Cameron (Oxford)
                Reaching out, crossing over, filling in and dumbing down: adventures in old and new media
11:00        break
11.15        Lesley Jeffries & Dan McIntyre (Huddersfield)
                Shaping public perceptions of linguistics through Babel: The Language Magazine
12:00        Geoffrey Pullum (Edinburgh)
                Group Linguistic Science Blogs: the Language Log Experiment
12:45        lunch
13:30        Billy Clark (Middlesex) & Dan Clayton (Colchester College)
                Linguistics and Education
14:15        Bas Aarts (UCL)
                Grammar for schools: pitfalls and politics
15:00        Panel discussion
15.30        end

To register, click here. 
Please note that a blank screen appears at the end of the registration process (we have not been able to fix this). Don't worry, you are registered and will receive email confirmation within 48 hours.



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