language

  • June 12, 2019

    Children with poor vocabulary skills are twice as likely to be unemployed when they grow up, and over 60 per cent of children in Young Offender Institutions have communication difficulties.

  • March 15, 2018

    Refugee Action has responded to the Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy, calling for investment in formal, accredited English language courses.

  • October 9, 2017

    Refugees are waiting up to three years to start learning English, as budget cuts have left colleges and other providers struggling to meet demand.

  • June 9, 2015

    Issues surrounding the “disenchantment” of language in modern times are complex, writes Melanie Barbato from Ludwig Maximilians University. Shifts in how language is supposed to be used can tell a lot about power relations. But like other judgements that are called aesthetic, political, religious or rational, they are mingled with the myths we have come to hold true.

  • September 18, 2014

    A confident and independent Scotland, far from deserting its neighbours, might actually end up being a better friend, argues writer Nick Thorpe, analysing the language used to describe the referendum choices and how it can both lead and mislead.

  • November 14, 2013

    The sixth and final presentation in the "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language" Gifford Lecture series was delivered by Dr Rowan Williams at the University of Edinburgh on Thursday 14 November 2013.

  • November 13, 2013

    The fifth presentation in the "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language" Gifford Lecture series was delivered by Dr Rowan Williams at the University of Edinburgh on 12 November 2013.

  • November 12, 2013

    The fourth lecture in Dr Rowan Williams' Gifford Lecture series, "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language", was given on Monday 11 November 2013 at the University of Edinburgh.

  • November 7, 2013

    In his second of six Gifford Lectures on Tuesday 5 November 2013, Dr Rowan Williams landed some rather effective blows on a deterministic view of language, which renders free will obsolete and ends up

  • November 5, 2013

    It was good to see Dr Rowan Williams back in his element yesterday (4 November 2013), giving the first of his six Gifford Lectures on 'Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language'.