Do you read Swedish?

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The Swedish translation of Ofelia Garcia and Li Wei’s BAAL book Prize winning book, Translanguaging is out. Check it out! (Or you can read it in English, if that’s easier.)


New book on Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life


Drawings taken from Lancaster University’s ‘Metaphor Menu’, a collection of examples of different ways in which people described their experiences with cancer

This week sees the publication of ‘Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life: a corpus-based study’ by Elena Semino, Zsófia Demjén, Andrew Hardie, Sheila Payne and Paul Rayson. The book is the culmination of an ESRC-funded project on metaphors used to talk about cancer and the end of life in the UK by Lancaster University and University College London researchers. Continue reading

Funding success!

We’ve just received news that a project led by Prof. Li Wei has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust!

The project, called ‘Early childhood bilingualism: Effects on brain structure and function’, will run for 36 months and open up new collaborations with colleagues in the Institute of Child Health.

We will keep the updates coming.


Another funding success!

We are very pleased to begin the new academic year by announcing that Miguel Pérez-Milans has received funding from UCL’s global engagement funds, as part of the East Asia scheme:

The project:

Meanings, Practices and Trajectories of Internationalisation in China: A pilot Study in Higher Education. Continue reading