Web archives and cities: mining the web to learn our cities
Dr E Tranos, Prof J Grieve
22 January 2019
This project will explore how the dynamics of cities are reflected in and, therefore, can be sensed by mining online content. Not only cities change, but they also change faster than the secondary data update pace.
The Otherisation of Terror: Media reporting of “other people’s” terror attacks
Dr A Tranchese, Dr N Vince, Dr M Saraceni
17 February 2019
Project description. There is an abundance of literature on how terrorist attacks are reported in Europe and the US. It is also well known that terrorist attacks in the Global South receive far less coverage than those perpetrated in the Global North.
Department of Modern Languages - Out of Our Minds
Background. The Department of Modern Languages at The University of Birmingham invites applications for one funded PhD studentships to commence in February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The acquisition of complex sentences in children
Prof A Theakston, Prof E Lieven
Applications accepted all year round
Complex sentences such as those involving adverbial clauses (Before you eat your dinner, wash your hands) appear in children’s speech at about three years of age yet experimental studies have found that children have difficulty comprehending these sentences well into the school years.