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ALISON EDWARDS PHD

the rogue linguist

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Sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, applied linguistics and other -istics
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Thank You For the Unsolicited Advice

Or, I’m So Pleased You Bestowed on Me These Pearls of Wisdom I Neither Needed Nor Wanted

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How Not To Approach the Dutch Integration Exam

‘Your portfolio is incorrect and incomplete’

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Online Etiquette: 6 Things Baby Boomers Get Wrong

A linguist breaks down the digital faux pas of senior citizenry

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Are the Dutch getting fed up with English?

Ice skating, making orange face-paint socially acceptable, being generally tall and happy. The Dutch are good at many things – English included. Our research suggests they might be Over It.

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Thank You for Your Message

Overly Honest Out-of-Office Messages

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The pace of academic life is not the problem—the lack of autonomy is

‘Slow Academia’ seeks to counter the frenetic pace and pressures of academic life. But it has recently come under fire.

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8 Ways to Know if You’re Cut Out to be a Freelance Academic

Are you the establishment kind, or is being a rogue academic right up your alley?

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Linguistics myths: one country, one language

Bad linguistics: Innumerable refugees are bound to have their asylum applications botched because of false beliefs about language

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10 ways to be a monolingual English-speaking jerk

Anglosplaining: that awkward moment when you ‘correct’ your colleague Deepa’s English, and she points out it’s her first language too

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Being an independent scholar: How and why I became a free-range academic

Independent scholarship – is that even a thing? What it means to be a free-as-a-bird academic.

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