I first learned that linguistic knowledge mattered at the age of four. I began my academic career in a tough primary school in Paddington, London, where I was regularly bullied for my non-Cockney accent. When the bullying got too much, my parents moved me to a posh preparatory school in St. John's Wood, where I was regularly bullied because my accent was not upper class enough. ...Read more
The 2013 Conference on Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) will take place August 1 - 3, 2013 at Freiburg, Germany. It will deal with all aspects of functional linguistics. Discussions dealing with further elaboration of RRG in areas like morphology, syntax, semantics, information structure, as well as language processing are encouraged.