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‘The Power of Swearwords’ Taster Lecture

Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele gives a lecture on the subject of swearwords

Michelle Cunnington, MA student of Inter-Cultural Communications at Birkbeck

Student Michelle Cunnington, relating her experiences of studying at Birkbeck.

Yvonne Chi, PhD student of Applied Linguistics

Student Yvonne Chi, relating her experiences of studying at Birkbeck.

Kathryn Webb, BA student of Linguistics and Language

Student Kathryn Webb, relating her experiences of studying at Birkbeck.

50th Conference Images

We have published a selection of photographs from our extremely successful 50th Anniversary Conference. You click on the images to make them bigger and view the whole gallery.

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Your Student Society

The Birkbeck College Applied Linguistics Society (BCALS) is a student-run society created to enhance the study experience both academically and socially. It is highly encouraged that every student taking a course within the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication joins this society, to build an academic support network, receive extra notices of various course related events (in and out of Birkbeck) and make friends with other students from the Department.

Go to the BCALS page.

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  • Krystle Jalalian, PhD student in Applied Linguistics presented at the IMFAR Scientific Meeting
  • Emina Tuzovic, PhD student in Applied Linguistics presented at AWLL 10
  • The Birkbeck delegation at the Donostia Young Researchers International Symposium on Multilingualism by PhD Students Louise Rolland, Miho Kito and BA Student Pactricia Favretto Nonnenmacher.
  • Fatima Alhalwachi writes about her experience at the BALL 2015 Conference
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    If you are a registered student within the department or are alumni and would like to add a blog about your student experiences or studies with us please contact our Team Leader, Kevin Michael Smith.


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