Focus Publication – August 2015

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The (randomly selected) focus publication for August 2015 is: McKenzie, R.M. (2015). The sociolinguistics of variety identification and categorisation: Free classification of varieties of spoken English amongst non-linguist listeners. Language Awareness, 24(2), 150-168. Doi: 10.1080/09658416.2014.998232  Abstract: In addition to the examination of non-linguists’ evaluations of different speech varieties, in recent years, sociolinguists and sociophoneticians have afforded… Read more »

IALSP Member Publications – April to June 2015

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As part of an effort to promote the research conducted by IALSP members, this is a quarterly post highlighting member publications. Here, you can download a list of research by IALSP members that was published between April and June of 2015. IALSP Member Publications April – June 2015

Focus Publication – July 2015

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Our focus publication for July 2015 is: Harwood, J., & Vincze, L. (2015). Ethnolinguistic identity, vitality, and gratifications for television use in a bilingual media environment. Journal of Social Issues, 71, 73-89. ABSTRACT: This article tests a model predicting minority language television consumption. We examine how four media gratifications (diversion, ethnolinguistic identity, surveillance, parasocial companionship)… Read more »

Focus Publication – June 2015

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Our focus publication for this month (randomly selected) by an IALSP member is: Burgers, C., Beukeboom, C.J., Sparks, L., & Diepeveen, V. (2015). How (not) to inform patients about drug use: Use and effects of negations in Dutch patient information leaflets. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 24(2), 137-143. doi: 10.1002/pds.3679. Purpose Under EU regulations, patient information… Read more »

In Memory of Christopher N. Candlin

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From Cindy Gallois I am writing to bring you the very sad news of the death from cancer of Emeritus Professor Christopher N. Candlin, on May 10th.  Chris was a senior research professor in linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, where he started as Professor and Department Chair in 1987.  He was the Founding… Read more »