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EMC Face-to-Face: Launch of New Directions – Language Diversity Research & Resource Pack

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EMC, 44 Webber Street, London SE1 8QW


We are pleased to announce the launch of our new EMC/University of Essex download for A Level English Language, New Directions written and put together by Amanda Cole and Dan Clayton, with Phoebe Price. This resource pack will be a free pdf download featuring research summaries, worksheets and activities, along with a full glossary and Q&As with many of the linguists involved. 

To celebrate its release, we are hosting a free launch event at the EMC, featuring talks by three linguists whose work appears in the resource pack – Paul Kerswill, Amanda Cole and Rhys Sandow – along with workshop sessions led by Dan Clayton, making use of the material from the pack. A printed copy of the pack will also be available to take away on the day. Lunch will also be provided.


Workshop details to follow.

EMC, 44 Webber Street, London, SE1 8QW

How to get to the English and Media Centre

National Rail:

Waterloo and Waterloo East are within 10 minutes walk


Southwark on the Jubilee Line

Waterloo on the Jubilee, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City and Northern Lines


The following bus routes go close to Webber Street: 1, 139, 168, 171, 172, 344


Attendees will receive a printed version of the pack. 
Photo of Dan Clayton

Dan Clayton

Dan Clayton is an education consultant at the EMC and specialises in English Language work at A Level and language education across the secondary curriculum. He has been a teacher of A Level English for over 20 years, senior examiner and moderator for different awarding bodies and is author/editor of many books for A Level English Language, including ones for Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press & Routledge, as well as publications for the EMC and NATE. Dan has worked closely with many universities to help develop links between A level and HE, worked as a research fellow at UCL and runs the EngLangBlog site and @EngLangBlog twitter account, as well as being part of the Lexis Podcast team. He has also taught Media and Film Studies and is Associate Editor of emagazine and MediaMagazine.

Photo of Dr Amanda Cole

Dr Amanda Cole

Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics University of Essex.

Photo of Dr Rhys Sandow

Dr Rhys Sandow

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, QMUL.

Photo of Professor Paul  Kerswill

Professor Paul Kerswill

Emeritus Professor, Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York.

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