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New study to examine Aussie English

A new study of Australian English is trying to find out if Australians all sound the same, or if people speak differently in the country compared to cities or across the states.

dateMar 23, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Examining terrorist propaganda

New research out of Queen's University could give insight into what terrorists are thinking. Professor David Skillicorn (School of Computing) analyzed language used in two jihadist magazines to gain intelligence ...

dateOct 10, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Why marvellous isn't awesome any more

Using the Spoken British National Corpus 2014, a very large collection of recordings of real-life, informal, spoken interactions between speakers of British English from across the United Kingdom, Cambridge ...

dateAug 28, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Reconstructing prehistoric languages

When University of Kentucky student Erica Mattingly enrolled in one of Andrew M. Byrd's linguistics courses, she had no idea she would be rewriting history—or at least re-speaking it.

dateJul 07, 2014 in Social Sciences
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