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By Gary Chambers  The large scale ESRC funded project entitled “The linguistic challenges of the transition: identifying the language barriers encountered at a crucial time in the learning journey” and led by Professor Alice Deignan, aims to identify the differences between the academic language that students encounter at the end of...

How many words are children exposed to in lessons each day? Does the nature of those words shift from phase to phase? These are questions that our project is looking to explore. Marcus Jones, Literacy Lead at Huntington Research School, and our project consultant, wrote an excellent blog post about...

I joined the University of Leeds as a Research Fellow in early February 2020 to work on the project “The Linguistic Challenges of the Transition from Primary to Secondary School” with Professor Alice Deignan. In this project, we aim to use corpus-based approaches to address linguistic challenges that English secondary...

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on an ESRC-funded project to explore the linguistic challenges of the transition from primary to secondary school in England. The project is based at the University of Leeds and is affiliated with the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social...

Introducing Florence Oxley, who has joined the project as a Research Assistant. I joined the University of Leeds as a Research Assistant at the start of November 2019. I am working on the project ‘The Linguistic Challenges of the Transition from Primary to Secondary’, under Professor Alice Deignan and Dr...