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Jómsvíkinga Sǫgur and Jómsvíkinga Drápur: texts, contexts and intertexts (2014)
Journal Article
Jesch, J. (2014). Jómsvíkinga Sǫgur and Jómsvíkinga Drápur: texts, contexts and intertexts. Scripta Islandica, 65,

Using theories of intertextuality the paper explores the implications of the complex transmission of Jómsvíkinga saga, with its multiple manuscripts, versions and cross-references in other texts. It then concentrates on the story-complex about the Jó... Read More

Peddling a semiotics of fear: a critical examination of scare tactics and commercial strategies in public health promotion (2014)
Journal Article
Brookes, G., & Harvey, K. (2015). Peddling a semiotics of fear: a critical examination of scare tactics and commercial strategies in public health promotion. Social Semiotics, 25(1), doi:10.1080/10350330.2014.988920

This study critically examines the ways in which the nationwide Diabetes UK/Tesco public health promotion campaign (2013-2014) sought to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes. Conducting a multimodal critical discourse analysis of six campaign images, w... Read More

The role of input flood and input enhancement in EFL learners’ acquisition of collocations (2014)
Journal Article
Szudarski, P., & Carter, R. (2016). The role of input flood and input enhancement in EFL learners’ acquisition of collocations. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 26(2), doi:10.1111/ijal.12092

The study investigated L2 learners’ acquisition of verb-noun and adjective-noun collocations following two kinds of instruction: input flood only and input flood plus input enhancement (in the form of underlining). L1 Polish learners of English as a... Read More

Size and depth of vocabulary knowledge: what the research shows (2014)
Journal Article
Schmitt, N. (2014). Size and depth of vocabulary knowledge: what the research shows. Language Learning, 64(4), doi:10.1111/lang.12077

When discussing vocabulary, a distinction is often made between size of vocabulary (number of known words) and depth of knowledge (how well those words are known). However, the relationship between the two constructs is still unclear. Some scholars a... Read More

The date of composition of D.H. Lawrence's 'Laura Philippine' (2014)
Journal Article
Harrison, A. (2014). The date of composition of D.H. Lawrence's 'Laura Philippine'. Notes and Queries, 61(4), doi:10.1093/notesj/gju153

This note draws on new archival evidence to correctly date the composition of D. H. Lawrence's article 'Laura Philippine'.

Performance features in clinical skills assessment: Linguistic and cultural factors in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners examination (2014)
Book
Roberts, C., Atkins, S., & Hawthorne, K. (2014). Performance features in clinical skills assessment: Linguistic and cultural factors in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners examination. King's College London with The University of Nottingham

This book is based on research looking at performance in clinical skills assessment from a linguistic and cultural perspective, with a view to understanding why there are such differential pass rates and giving suggestions on how this issue can be... Read More

Aesthetics (2014)
Book Chapter
Stockwell, P. (2014). Aesthetics. In R. Latham (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Science FictionOxford University Press (OUP)

Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus (2014)
Journal Article
Smith, C., Adolphs, S., Harvey, K., & Mullany, L. (2014). Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus. Corpora, 9(2), doi:10.3366/cor.2014.0055

The abundance of language data that is now available in digital form, and the rise of distinct language varieties that are used for digital communication, means that issues of non-standard spellings and spelling errors are, in future, likely to becom... Read More

Reading Dickens’s characters: employing psycholinguistic methods to investigate the cognitive reality of patterns in texts (2014)
Journal Article
Mahlberg, M., Conklin, K., & Bisson, M. (2014). Reading Dickens’s characters: employing psycholinguistic methods to investigate the cognitive reality of patterns in texts. Language and Literature, 23(4), doi:10.1177/0963947014543887

This article reports the findings of an empirical study that uses eye-tracking and follow-up interviews as methods to investigate how participants read body language clusters in novels by Charles Dickens. The study builds on previous corpus stylistic... Read More

Synge and 'protestant comedy' (2014)
Book Chapter
Collins, C. (2014). Synge and 'protestant comedy'. In E. Weitz (Ed.), For the sake of sanity: doing things with humour in Irish performanceCarysfort Press

The role of repeated exposure to multimodal input in incidental acquisition of foreign language vocabulary (2014)
Journal Article
Bisson, M., van Heuven, W. J., Conklin, K., & Tunney, R. J. (2014). The role of repeated exposure to multimodal input in incidental acquisition of foreign language vocabulary. Language Learning, 64(4), doi:10.1111/lang.12085

Prior research has reported incidental vocabulary acquisition with complete beginners in a foreign language (FL), within 8 exposures to auditory and written FL word forms presented with a picture depicting their meaning. However, important questions... Read More

A reassessment of frequency and vocabulary size in L2 vocabulary teaching (2014)
Journal Article
Schmitt, N., & Schmitt, D. (2014). A reassessment of frequency and vocabulary size in L2 vocabulary teaching. Language Teaching, 47(4), doi:10.1017/S0261444812000018

The high-frequency vocabulary of English has traditionally been thought to consist of the 2,000 most frequent word families, and low-frequency vocabulary as that beyond the 10,000 frequency level. This paper argues that these boundaries should be rea... Read More

Getting your wires crossed: evidence for fast processing of L1 idioms in an L2 (2014)
Journal Article
Carrol, G., & Conklin, K. (2014). Getting your wires crossed: evidence for fast processing of L1 idioms in an L2. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17(4), doi:10.1017/S1366728913000795

Monolingual speakers show priming for idiomatic sequences (e.g. a pain in the neck) relative to matched controls (e.g. a pain in the foot); single word translation equivalents show cross-language activation (e.g. dog–chien) for bilinguals. If the lex... Read More

Key issues: religious belief (2014)
Book Chapter
Jones, M. R. (2014). Key issues: religious belief. In M. Dimmock, A. Hadfield, & A. Shinn (Eds.), The Ashgate research companion to popular culture in early modern EnglandTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

Cognitive poetics (2014)
Book Chapter
Harrison, C., & Stockwell, P. (2014). Cognitive poetics. In J. Taylor, & J. Littlemore (Eds.), The Bloomsbury companion to cognitive linguisticsBloomsbury Academic

"An infinitude of Possible Worlds": towards a research method for hypertext fiction (2014)
Journal Article
Jordan, S. (2014). "An infinitude of Possible Worlds": towards a research method for hypertext fiction. International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 11(3), doi:10.1080/14790726.2014.932390

While the investigation of creative writing as a research method is gathering apace, little work has been done into the specific case of hypertext fiction (fiction written through a digital medium). This paper argues that, while there remain certain... Read More

Urban spaces, fragmented consciousness, and indecipherable meaning in Mrs Dalloway (2014)
Book Chapter
Harrison, A. (2014). Urban spaces, fragmented consciousness, and indecipherable meaning in Mrs Dalloway. In N. Allen, & D. Simmons (Eds.), Reassessing the twentieth-century canon: from Joseph Conrad to Zadie SmithPalgrave Macmillan

This essay discusses the importance of urban spaces in Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, linking them to central themes in the novel (including the fragmented consciousness of the characters, and withheld - or only partially understood - meaning).

Transformations of Byron in the literature of British India (2014)
Journal Article
Ni Fhlathuin, M. (2014). Transformations of Byron in the literature of British India. Victorian Literature and Culture, 42(3), 573-593. doi:10.1017/S1060150314000151

This essay examines the reception of Byron’s work, and some responses to it, among the poets of the British community in India during the first half of the nineteenth century. The first section sketches some of the routes by which Byron’s work and a... Read More

CANELC: constructing an e-language corpus (2014)
Journal Article
Knight, D., Adolphs, S., & Carter, R. (2014). CANELC: constructing an e-language corpus. Corpora, 9(1), doi:10.3366/cor.2014.0050

This paper reports on the construction of CANELC: the Cambridge and Nottingham e-language Corpus.3 CANELC is a one million word corpus of digital communication in English, taken from online discussion boards, blogs, tweets, emails and SMS messages. T... Read More