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Why aren’t there more academics writing for popular publications?

Every so often someone comes up with the oh-so-original idea that academics should be more engaged with the public and tries to drench the internet in that lovely sentiment. Most recently, it was an article in the Guardian¬†titled, and I’m

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Posted in Academia

Your professor does speak English: Competence and cooperation in classroom communication

Recently, I’ve been engaged with a research project looking at the discourse of RateMyProfessors.com, a website where students rate and comment on their university or college instructors. ¬†I’ve been paying special attention to how students talk about instructors who are

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Posted in Human migration, Linguistic diversity, Miscommunication and communication difficulties

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