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David Crystal
Insights
Linguistics

The past, present, and future of emojis

David Crystal
Published 2 July 2021
Michael Ennis
Tools
Linguistics

Making Sense Out of Infinitive and Gerund Complements

Michael Ennis
Published 23 June 2021
Laura Eickhoff
Tools
Linguistics

Had I Known: Past Unreal Conditionals with or without If

Laura Eickhoff
Published 29 April 2021
Nicole Brun-Mercer
Tools
Linguistics

Might I Suggest Modals of Permission?

Nicole Brun-Mercer
Published 29 April 2021
Kirsten Sutton
Insights
Linguistics

A globalised world: why society needs bilingual speakers

Kirsten Sutton
Published 1 April 2021
 Drew Newgent

Cambridge Grammar Week 2021: Panel Discussion

Drew Newgent
Published 19 March 2021
Lauren Pitts
Insights
Linguistics

Have a go at simple stories like Winnie-the-Pooh

Lauren Pitts
Published 18 January 2021
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

Festive phrases: the language of an online Christmas

Robbie Love
Published 16 December 2020
 Lawrence J Zwier
Tools
Linguistics

Singular / Plural: Traps That Catch Even Professional Writers

Lawrence J Zwier
Published 15 December 2020
Betsy Parrish
Insights
Linguistics

Promoting learner autonomy through choice and voice

Betsy Parrish
Published 22 October 2020
Robin Walker
Insights
Linguistics

Pronunciation and intelligibility: common misconceptions around accents

Robin Walker
Published 21 October 2020
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

Five common myths about language, part 3: is English eroding over time?

Robbie Love
Published 8 October 2020
Jennifer Lowe
Insights
Linguistics

Essential tips for teaching pronunciation: from elementary to advanced levels, part 1

Jennifer Lowe
Published 29 September 2020
Matt Norton
Insights
Linguistics

Where do European languages come from?

Matt Norton
Published 25 September 2020
Kirsten Sutton
Insights
Linguistics

SkELL: How to entice learners to study a language

Kirsten Sutton
Published 21 September 2020
Lauren Pitts
Insights
Linguistics

Gobblefunk doesn’t leave you biffsquiggled… Roald Dahl’s creative approach to language

Lauren Pitts
Published 11 September 2020
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

Five common myths about language, part 2: is English better than other languages?

Robbie Love
Published 3 September 2020
Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

Using students’ cultural backgrounds to personalise teaching for academic purposes

Niall Curry
Published 11 August 2020
Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

Five facts about learner academic language to inform your teaching of academic English

Niall Curry
Published 11 August 2020
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

Five common myths about language, part 1: which accent is best?

Robbie Love
Published 27 July 2020
Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

Spelling and phonics: using learner corpora to better understand our learners

Niall Curry
Published 9 July 2020
David Crystal
Insights
Linguistics

Received Pronunciation old and new

David Crystal
Published 4 June 2020
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

It’s about time: talking about time in everyday English

Robbie Love
Published 18 March 2020
Eline Laperre
Insights
Linguistics

There's no such thing as Standard English

Eline Laperre
Published 24 February 2020
Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

A language evolution: reflecting on language change for Darwin Day

Niall Curry
Published 12 February 2020
Laura Patsko
Insights
Linguistics

Dispelling ELT myths: What really matters when teaching pronunciation – part 2

Laura Patsko
Published 25 November 2019
Laura Patsko
Insights
Linguistics

Dispelling ELT myths: What really matters when teaching pronunciation - part 1

Laura Patsko
Published 15 November 2019
Heidi Burrows
Insights
Linguistics

David Crystal's 'Outstanding Contribution' at the ELTons

Heidi Burrows
Published 18 June 2019
Olivia Goodman
Insights
Linguistics

IATEFL 2019: The Corpus, 1000 hours of conversations: what does it mean for ELT?

Olivia Goodman
Published 7 May 2019
 Olivia Goodman and Will Rixon
Insights
Linguistics

Changing language part 1: From language research to life-ready learners

Olivia Goodman and Will Rixon
Published 26 April 2019
Rachael Roberts
Insights
Linguistics

What Game of Thrones could teach you about motivation and the brain

Rachael Roberts
Published 25 April 2019
Matthew Ellman
Insights
Experiences

Must-see talks at IATEFL 2019: New ideas and innovations

Matthew Ellman
Published 29 March 2019
Olivia Goodman
Insights
Linguistics

IATEFL 2019: 1000 hours of conversations: what does it mean for ELT?

Olivia Goodman
Published 29 March 2019
Vaclav Brezina
Insights
Linguistics

Stories behind pronouns: evidence from real spoken British English

Vaclav Brezina
Published 4 January 2019
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

Do you hear what I hear? How the language of the festive period has changed

Robbie Love
Published 18 December 2018
Sarah Grieves
Insights
Linguistics

Festive language, according to the Corpus!

Sarah Grieves
Published 17 December 2018
Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

Psycholinguistics and Neuro-linguistics for ELT: Insights from Second Language Acquisition Research

Niall Curry
Published 19 August 2018
Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

Corpus Research and ELT: My experience of IVACS in Malta

Niall Curry
Published 13 August 2018
Niall Curry
Insights
Linguistics

On Speaking: Creating a safe speaking environment

Niall Curry
Published 22 June 2018
Lauren Ward
Insights
Linguistics

Take part in the Cambridge Word Cup!

Lauren Ward
Published 14 June 2018
Sarah Laughran
Insights
Linguistics

The New General Service List: A core vocabulary for EFL students and teachers

Sarah Laughran
Published 29 May 2018
Cristina Cabal
Insights
Linguistics

Take our interactive idioms quiz!

Cristina Cabal
Published 17 May 2018
Jade Blue
Insights
Linguistics

Different types of language used for EMI and CLIL programmes

Jade Blue
Published 4 May 2018
Laura Grimes
Insights
Linguistics

Investigating idioms in the Cambridge Learner Corpus

Laura Grimes
Published 5 February 2018
Andrew Moffat
Insights
Linguistics

Mind the overlap!

Andrew Moffat
Published 26 January 2018
Michael McCarthy
Insights
Linguistics

Why good language teachers should take collocations seriously

Michael McCarthy
Published 4 January 2018
Cristina Cabal
Insights
Linguistics

Take our word of the year quiz!

Cristina Cabal
Published 15 December 2017
Chris Ozog
Insights
Linguistics

All my students live in mansions

Chris Ozog
Published 29 November 2017
Michael McCarthy
Insights
Linguistics

Why should we teach phrasal verbs?

Michael McCarthy
Published 28 November 2017
Mark Hancock
Insights
Linguistics

Replacing 'th': The reverse lisp

Mark Hancock
Published 28 November 2017
Mark Hancock
Insights
Linguistics

Twang: the variability of vowels across accents

Mark Hancock
Published 24 November 2017
Mark Hancock
Insights
Linguistics

Accent creep: How the way we speak evolves over time

Mark Hancock
Published 16 November 2017
Mark Hancock
Insights
Linguistics

Either will do: Trivial pronunciation debates

Mark Hancock
Published 7 November 2017
Graham Burton
Insights
Linguistics

What is grammar?

Graham Burton
Published 3 October 2017
Dr Claire Dembry
Insights
Linguistics

Spoken English – what do we know? How do we know it?

Dr Claire Dembry
Published 25 September 2017
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

He for She: Language and Gender in Present Day English

Robbie Love
Published 24 August 2017
Matt Norton
Insights
Linguistics

Mansplaining, Chillax and Brexit: Blended words in English

Matt Norton
Published 15 August 2017
Matt Norton
Insights
Linguistics

Americanisms in British English

Matt Norton
Published 3 July 2017
Michael McCarthy
Insights
Linguistics

#tbt IATEFL 2016 #4: Chatting in the Academy - exploring spoken English for academic purposes

Michael McCarthy
Published 23 March 2017
Chris Ozog
Insights
Linguistics

On a Typical Friday Night… I’m Looking for Collocations

Chris Ozog
Published 14 February 2017
Laura Grimes
Insights
Linguistics

Love in the Time of Corpora

Laura Grimes
Published 9 February 2017
Abby Kaplan
Insights
Linguistics

“Uptalk” in English: Myth and Fact

Abby Kaplan
Published 27 January 2017
Andrew Moffat
Insights
Linguistics

The Gloves Are Off: The Language of the US Presidential Debates

Andrew Moffat
Published 3 January 2017
Sarah Grieves
Insights
Linguistics

Santa or Shopping: Is the language of Christmas changing?

Sarah Grieves
Published 15 December 2016
Robbie Love
Insights
Linguistics

Women now use the f-word as much as men

Robbie Love
Published 15 November 2016
Laura Grimes
Insights
Linguistics

What are the scariest words in the English Language?

Laura Grimes
Published 29 October 2016
Lauren Ward
Insights
Linguistics

Was this the most sexist Olympics ever? Our language research team investigates…

Lauren Ward
Published 26 August 2016
 socialmedia
Insights
Linguistics

Sensational sagas and footballing flops - an analysis of language of Euro 2016

socialmedia
Published 11 July 2016
Olivia Goodman
Insights
Linguistics

Language research ambassadors get a great reception

Olivia Goodman
Published 13 May 2016
Jess Hytner
Insights
Linguistics

Using corpora to inform the teaching of academic vocabulary

Jess Hytner
Published 8 April 2016
 Lucija Dacic
Insights
Linguistics

Second language acquisition and manageable learning - Craig Thaine

Lucija Dacic
Published 17 June 2015
Natilly Macartney
Insights
Linguistics

Should English spelling be simplified?

Natilly Macartney
Published 27 January 2015
Lauren Ward
Insights
Linguistics

Which words describe your festive season?

Lauren Ward
Published 19 December 2014
 Lucija Dacic
Insights
Linguistics

An Introduction to the Cambridge English Corpus

Lucija Dacic
Published 18 December 2014
Alastair Horne
Insights
Linguistics

How the FIFA World Cup™ can inform English Language teaching

Alastair Horne
Published 18 July 2014
Lauren Ward
Insights
Linguistics

'Powerful' Germans to crush 'unconvincing' Argentinians in 2014 FIFA World Cup™ final?

Lauren Ward
Published 10 July 2014
Annette Capel
Insights
Linguistics

How is a C1 learner different from a learner at B2?

Annette Capel
Published 21 March 2014
Michael McCarthy
Insights
Linguistics

Collocation and the learner: wading into the depths

Michael McCarthy
Published 26 February 2014
Alastair Horne
Insights
Linguistics

Corpora and the advanced level: an interview with Mike McCarthy

Alastair Horne
Published 23 January 2014

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