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The History of English in 10 Minutes

A series of fun 1-minute clips produced by my some of my colleagues at The Open University

A poster outlining three research projects in the area of language and health.

Treasure Trove

 

Here's a small collection of interesting books, open access courses, audio and video material, etc. to do with linguistics. Enjoy!

Here you can work through a free taster of one of our current third-year undergraduate courses in English Language at The Open University.

A fascinating book by social psychologist James Penebaker on what people's use of pronouns can reveal about their personality and mental health.

A fascinating book by social psychologist James Penebaker on what people's use of pronouns can reveal about their personality and mental health.

A six-part video series on the language of comedy: how to craft a joke, what's a good catch-phrase and what are the eternal source of humour

A series of free audio and video clips on iTunesU on the role of English as a global language.

 

A short briefing and glossary on What is corpus linguistics? Which software packages are available, what can they do, and how much do they cost? Produced by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), at Lancaster University

 

"A heady mixture of slapstick and intellectual humour." A free iTunesU course by colleagues at The Open University on ancient Greek comedy.

What is creativity in language?

A short animation by my former colleagues and myself at The Open University.

The science of analyzing conversations, second by second - Liz Stokoe 
 
TEDxBermuda

Prof Liz Stokoe studies the patterns in talk that most of us don’t even notice. She explains how even single words can make or break a conversation 

A wonderful collection of 27 brilliant words, you didn't even know you needed. Via the Urban Dictionary.

What is Applied Linguistics?

A short animation by my former colleagues and myself at The Open University

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