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Nadine Akkerman elected member of the Young Academy

On 13 November the Young Academy, platform for prominent young researchers within the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), announced that Nadine Akkerman has been elected as a member. Read more and watch a short video on Nadine Akkerman's research here:Read On »
 

Dick Smakman publishes book on Urban Sociolinguistics

On 12 September the book Urban Sociolinguistics: The City as a Linguistic Process and Experience, edited by Dick Smakman, has been published: "Urban Sociolinguistics is a sociolinguistic study of twelve urban settings around the world.
Building on William Labov's famous New York Study, the authors demonstrate how language use in these areas is changing based on belief systems, behavioural norms, day-to-day rituals and linguistic practices." Read more (and buy a copy) here:Read On »
 

Sara Polak receives
NWO Kiem grant

Sara Polak received a NWO Kiem grant for a project studying the possible uses of the voice in cultural memory. More details about the project can be found in this news article:
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Philology students transcribe two lyrics

Third-year students of Middle English Philology transcribed two thirteenth-century religious lyrics from Trinity College Cambridge, MS B.14.39. Read more about this project on the website of Krista Murchison:Read On »
 

Thijs Porck nominated for the LUS Teaching prize on 16 June 2017

Thijs Porck has been nominated for the LUS Teaching prize. The winner will become a member of the Leiden Teachers’ Academy and will receive 25,000 euros for innovation in their teaching over a period of five years.Read On »
 

Valedictory lecture Prof. Rolf Bremmer

On 16 June 2017 a mini-symposium on Old Frisian matters was held preceding Prof. Bremmer's valedictory lecture. The Fryske Akademie published an article about it (in Dutch):
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