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Robert Southey and his age: ageing, old age and the days of old (2019)
Journal Article
Pratt, L. (2019). Robert Southey and his age: ageing, old age and the days of old. Romanticism, 24(1), 271-280. https://doi.org/10.3366/rom.2019.0432

Throughout a four-decade career, the controversial poet, historian, biographer and essayist Robert Southey explored the trajectories both of his own individual life and of the time and the society in which he lived. Using a range of published and unp... Read More

Battles and breakthroughs: representations of dementia in the British press (2019)
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Bailey, A., Dening, T., & Harvey, K. (2019). Battles and breakthroughs: representations of dementia in the British press. Ageing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X19001120

Media coverage of dementia can influence public and professional attitudes towards the syndrome, shaping societal knowledge of dementia and impacting how people with dementia are cared for. This paper reports on a study of news articles about dementi... Read More

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: the Romanesque Capitals of St Kyneburgha's Church, Castor, and the Local Landscape (2019)
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Kilby, S. (in press). Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: the Romanesque Capitals of St Kyneburgha's Church, Castor, and the Local Landscape. Church Archaeology, 19, 53-72

Situated at the heart of an early twelfth-century rural Northamptonshire church-St Kyneburgha's church in Castor-a beautiful set of Romanesque capitals depicts an array of creatures, encompassing both the natural and supernatural worlds. This paper a... Read More

Understanding vocabulary acquisition, instruction, and assessment: A research agenda (2019)
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Schmitt, N. (2019). Understanding vocabulary acquisition, instruction, and assessment: A research agenda. Language Teaching, 52(2), 261-274. doi:10.1017/s0261444819000053

This paper suggests six areas of vocabulary research which the author believes would be fruitful for future research. They include (1) developing a practical model of vocabulary acquisition, (2) understanding how vocabulary knowledge develops from re... Read More

Mean clean (2019)
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Legendre, T. (2019). Mean clean. Beloit Fiction Journal, 32,

‘The fact they knew before I did upset me most’: Essentialism and normativity in lesbian and gay youths’ coming out stories (2019)
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Jones, L. (2019). ‘The fact they knew before I did upset me most’: Essentialism and normativity in lesbian and gay youths’ coming out stories. Sexualities, 2019, doi:10.1177/1363460719830343

This article demonstrates, via discourse analysis of a group of young gay and lesbian people's coming out stories, the salience of essentialist ideologies on their identity construction. The study reveals underlying normative assumptions in the young... Read More

Different strokes: judicial violence in Viking-Age England and Scandinavia (2019)
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Ruiter, K., & Ashby, S. P. (2019). Different strokes: judicial violence in Viking-Age England and Scandinavia. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, 14, 153-184. doi:10.1484/j.vms.5.116393

This paper takes a fresh look at the use of judicial violence in the societies of Viking-Age England and Scandinavia. Using interdisciplinary methodologies, it considers legal, historical, literary, and archaeological evidence for judicially-prescrib... Read More

The effect of accent exposure on children’s sociolinguistic evaluation of peers (2019)
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Paquette-Smith, M., Buckler, H., White, K., Choi, J., & Johnson, E. K. (2019). The effect of accent exposure on children’s sociolinguistic evaluation of peers. Developmental Psychology, 55(4), 809-822. doi:10.1037/dev0000659

Language and accent strongly influence the formation of social groups. By five years of age, children already show strong social preferences for peers who speak their native language with a familiar accent (Kinzler, Shutts, DeJesus, & Spelke, 2009).... Read More

Assessing plain and intelligible language in the Consumer Rights Act: a role for reading scores? (2019)
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Conklin, K., Hyde, R., & Parente, F. (2019). Assessing plain and intelligible language in the Consumer Rights Act: a role for reading scores?. Legal Studies, doi:10.1017/lst.2018.25

Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 consumer contracts and consumer notices are required to be expressed in plain and intelligible language. This is a difficult concept to capture. Determining whether a contract is expressed in plain and intelligible... Read More

Word knowledge: exploring the relationships and order of acquisition of vocabulary knowledge components (2019)
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Schmitt, N., & González-Fernández, B. (2019). Word knowledge: exploring the relationships and order of acquisition of vocabulary knowledge components. Applied Linguistics, doi:10.1093/applin/amy057

Vocabulary knowledge is a complex construct that involves the acquisition of multiple word knowledge components (Henriksen1999; Read 2000; Nation 2013). However, most of our current understanding about this construct derives from studies that have... Read More

“Three Ordinary, Normal Old Women”: Agatha Christie’s Uses of Shakespeare (2018)
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Bloomfield, J. (2018). “Three Ordinary, Normal Old Women”: Agatha Christie’s Uses of Shakespeare. Shakespeare, 1-17. doi:10.1080/17450918.2018.1553891

This article draws on recent scholarship on Shakespearean allusions and crime fiction to develop an in-depth exploration of Agatha Christie's quotations from the playwright. These quotations do not tend to point to the murderer or give clues to the p... Read More

Looking through dementia: what do commercial stock images tell us about aging and cognitive decline? (2018)
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Harvey, K., & Brookes, G. (2019). Looking through dementia: what do commercial stock images tell us about aging and cognitive decline?. Qualitative Health Research, 29(7), 987-1003. doi:10.1177/1049732318814542

Commercial stock images are existing, artificially-constructed visuals used by businesses and mass media outlets to articulate certain values, assumptions and beliefs. Despite their pervasiveness and ready accessibility, little is known about the way... Read More

“What are you talking about?” An analysis of lexical bundles in Japanese junior high school textbooks (2018)
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Northbrook, J., & Conklin, K. (2018). “What are you talking about?” An analysis of lexical bundles in Japanese junior high school textbooks. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 23(3), 311-334

In a communicative approach to language teaching, students are presented with ‘authentic’ language, which is thought to allow them to produce it in a nativelike way. The current study explores whether the lexical bundles in communicative Japanese jun... Read More

Expressions of knowledge in early modern English- and German-language midwifery and gynaecological texts (ca. 1500-1700): on the use of pronominal subjects and that- complement clauses (2018)
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Whitt, R. (in press). Expressions of knowledge in early modern English- and German-language midwifery and gynaecological texts (ca. 1500-1700): on the use of pronominal subjects and that- complement clauses. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen,

This paper presents the results of a corpus-based study of that-complement clauses and their pronominal subjects in early modern English- and German-language midwifery and gynaecological texts published from circa 1500 to 1700. These two centuries wi... Read More

Assessing health professionals' communication through role-play: an interactional analysis of simulated versus actual GP consultations (2018)
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Atkins, S. (2019). Assessing health professionals' communication through role-play: an interactional analysis of simulated versus actual GP consultations. Discourse Studies, 21(2), 109-134 . doi:10.1177/1461445618802659

Simulations, in which healthcare professionals are observed in dialogue with role-played patients, are widely used for assessing professional skills. Medical education research suggests simulations should be as authentic as possible, but there remain... Read More

“And all this is spoken of the naturall byrth . . .”: Metadiscourse in The Birth of Mankind and its German source text, Rosengarten (2018)
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Whitt, R. J. (2018). “And all this is spoken of the naturall byrth . . .”: Metadiscourse in The Birth of Mankind and its German source text, Rosengarten. English Text Construction, 11(2), 225-255. doi:10.1075/etc.00010.whi

This paper provides an examination of the use of metadiscourse in the two versions of The Birth of Mankind, the first midwifery manual to be printed in English during the sixteenth century. It is a translation of a Latin text, which itself is a trans... Read More