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Linguistics / Literature - Art and Design - 22.03.2016
Researchers to investigate the connection between languages and creativity
A new Oxford-led research programme will explore the crucial role of creativity in the use of languages and investigate more creative forms of language learning, providing a forum for universities, schools and other partners to forge a new and more cohesive identity  for modern foreign languages (MFL).

Linguistics / Literature - 07.03.2016
AI crossword-solving application could make machines better at understanding language
A web-based machine language system solves crossword puzzles far better than commercially-available products, and may help machines better understand language. Despite recent progress in AI, problems involving language understanding are particularly difficult. Felix Hill Researchers have designed a web-based platform which uses artificial neural networks to answer standard crossword clues better than existing commercial products specifically designed for the task.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 09.11.2015
Academics to investigate unopened letters from 'lost mailbag' from 17th century
A haul of undelivered letters from the 17th-century recently discovered in the Netherlands will be analysed by an international team of academics. 600 unopened letters found in a postmaster's trunk were discovered in The Hague's Museum voor Communicatie in 2012, along with 2,000 opened but undelivered letters.

Social Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 26.10.2015
A glimpse of India
Kevin Greenbank, archivist at the Centre of South Asian Studies, explores the ways in which the home movie offers fascinating insights into the lives of those in front of, and behind, the camera - as rare footage of a 1935 Raj picnic shows. The Collection is perhaps most interesting when the films reveal something unintended by the film-maker Kevin Greenbank For most people, owning a mobile phone also means owning a video camera.

Art and Design - Linguistics / Literature - 05.08.2015
Operating theatre teams should review use of background music, study suggests
Operating theatre teams should review use of background music, study suggests
An analysis of video footage shows that some operating theatre teams are negatively affected by background music, during surgery. Researchers suggest that the decision to play music during an operation should be made by the entire team, taking into account both the benefits and the risks. The study, published today (5 August) in the Journal of Advanced Nursing , suggests that communication within the theatre team can be impaired when music is playing.

Event - Linguistics / Literature - 23.03.2015
Speaking a second language makes you see the world differently
Bilingual speakers have two minds in one body, new research has revealed. Speaking two languages literally changes the way we see the world, and bilingual speakers think differently to those who only use their native tongue. The new research by Panos Athanasopoulos, Professor of Linguistics and English language at Lancaster University, has found that bilinguals think and behave like two different people, depending on the language context they are operating in.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 03.09.2014
One of world’s earliest Christian charms found
03 Sep 2014 A 1,500 year-old papyrus fragment found in The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library has been identified as one the world's earliest surviving Christian charms. The remarkable document uniquely contains some of the earliest documented references to the Last Supper and 'manna from heaven'.

Linguistics / Literature - 10.07.2014
New online tool to study the works of Charles Dickens
Academics from The University of Nottingham have designed a new online linguistics tool that will help researchers and students to study the language used in novels from the 19 th Century. Professor Michaela Mahlberg from the University's Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) is leading a project team to develop the CLiC online interface — this can be used to employ computer-assisted methods to study literary texts, which will in turn lead to new insights into how readers perceive fictional characters.

Physics - Linguistics / Literature - 29.05.2014
Scientists use 3D scans to uncover the truth about Richard III’s spinal condition
Research led by the University of Leicester, working with the University of Cambridge, Loughborough University and University Hospitals of Leicester, has finally uncovered the truth about Richard III's spinal condition. The physical deformity produced by Richard's scoliosis was probably slight as he had a well-balanced curve of the spine Dr Piers Mitchell Historical and literary references to the physical deformities of Richard III, who ruled England from 1483-1485, are well-known, but debate has raged for centuries over the extent to which these descriptions are true.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 29.11.2013
Archaeologists find more bodies at Durham University site
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. Archaeologists find more bodies at Durham University site Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of many more human bodies at a dig on the City's World Heritage Site, providing clear evidence of a centuries-old mass grave.

Linguistics / Literature - 22.10.2013
Diversity is good for your English
22 Oct 2013 New research from experts at The University of Manchester has revealed that as the country's linguistic diversity increases, speakers of other languages are also becoming more proficient in English. Professor Yaron Matras and Deepthi Gopal say England and Wales' ethnic minorities are now much more likely to know English well.

Linguistics / Literature - 03.10.2013
‘Housing crisis hits minorities hardest’
03 Oct 2013 New research from University of Manchester sociologists has revealed a deep divide in who gets the best access to the most desirable housing in England and Wales. By analysing Census data from 1991 to 2011, Drs Nissa Finney and Bethan Harries say the nation's severe rise in insecure housing is hitting ethnic minority groups hardest.

Linguistics / Literature - History / Archeology - 20.09.2013
Buried Roman theatre sets the stage for new understanding of ancient town
Architectural remains from a Roman theatre buried beneath the Italian countryside are providing new clues as to the importance of a town abandoned by civilisation 1,500 years ago.

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 17.07.2013
"Intelligent knife" tells surgeon if tissue is cancerous
Scientists have developed an "intelligent knife" that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. In the first study to test the invention in the operating theatre, the "iKnife" diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 per cent accuracy, instantly providing information that normally takes up to half an hour to reveal using laboratory tests.

Linguistics / Literature - 11.07.2013
Rare manuscript by Italian master found
Rare manuscript by Italian master found
11 Jul 2013 A University of Manchester academic has discovered an important and previously unknown manuscript by one of the medieval period's greatest thinkers, who was born 700 years ago this year. Dr Guyda Armstrong, Senior Lecturer in Italian, identified the uncatalogued manuscript by Giovanni Boccaccio in the University's world famous John Rylands Library.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 25.04.2013
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Letters of “Hark the Herald” composer published
25 Apr 2013 The private letters of the composer of some of the world's most popular hymns have been published, providing a rare glimpse into the birth of Methodism. The collection of Charles Wesley's letters are edited by Dr Gareth Lloyd of The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library and Professor Kenneth Newport of Liverpool Hope University.

Linguistics / Literature - 16.04.2013
Fun activities can improve language learning, Nottingham academics reveal
PA 114/13 Playing simple games using words and pictures can help people to learn a new language with greater ease, researchers from The University of Nottingham have shown. Their study, published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE, revealed that using fun, informal ways of learning not only helped complete novices to acquire a new language but also made more traditional methods of language learning more effective.

Law - Linguistics / Literature - 11.04.2013
Unpublished DH Lawrence manuscript discovered, revealing a blistering attack on 1920s misogyny
PA 111/13 An unpublished manuscript by DH Lawrence attacking a particularly abhorrent form of 1920s sexism has been discovered in an archive in New Zealand. Dr Andrew Harrison, Lecturer in English Literature at The University of Nottingham, found the manuscript among the papers of John Middleton Murry, which were recently acquired by the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.

Linguistics / Literature - Life Sciences - 04.03.2013
Papers of Glasgow’s pioneers of genetics included in new Wellcome Library collection
The papers of the pioneers of modern genetics, including former Glasgow professors Guido Pontecorvo, Malcom Ferguson-Smith and James Harrison Renwick, have been collected together for the first time and made freely available in a £3.9million digitisation project by the Wellcome Library.

Linguistics / Literature - 18.12.2012
A bigger melting pot: what the census really tells us
18 Dec 2012 The detailed analysis of the 2011 census data of England and Wales by the University's new research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) reveals the term 'ethnic minority' is fast becoming redundant. Previously passionate debates over how segregated we are, they say, should now be a thing of the past.