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The aim of this research blog is to encourage sharing among researchers on the topic of linguistic politeness and pragmatics. This platform has been made accessible to public since 31 July 2013.

An Online Discussion & Resource Network
–Multilingual; Cross-Disciplinary (Business, Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)
–Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, other Southeast Asian Subgroups & Clusters (Chinese, Indian, Malay, Peranakan, etc.)
–Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Scholars

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(include full name and affiliation)

Public Lecture: Translation Issues of the Koran (Singapore, 13 Jan 2015)

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Speaker: Professor Bruce Lawrence, Duke University. Other details:
13 Jan Public Lecture by Prof Bruce Lawrence
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*** A gentle reminder: Comprehensive lists of conferences in the first- and second-half of 2015 with Call for Papers have already been posted. Click “Conferences” on your right on this website.

Reminder from Organizing Committee of (Im)Politeness Conference (Athens, 1-3 July 2015)


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This is a friendly reminder of the deadline (15 January) for the submission of abstracts for the im/politeness conference in Athens (1-3 July 2015).
For more information please visit our website: http://politeness-2015.enl.uoa.gr

With warm seasonal greetings to all,

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Maria Sifianou

Grants for Language Training and M.A. or Ph.D. Studies


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Call for Applications for the Final Year of SEASREP Grants (2015-2016) for Language Training and Postgraduate Study for M.A. or Ph.D. graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the social sciences, humanities and the arts. Deadline for applications 9 January 2015.

You may download the following documents:
Language Training Application Guidelines and Instructions and Application Form,
Postgraduate Study Grant Application Guidelines and Instructions and M.A. or Ph.D. Application Form and Postdoctoral Research Application Form at:

http://www.seasrepfoundation.org/

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Liverpool (Arts; Interdisciplinary)

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The School

You will work closely with the Head of School (HOS) in maintaining her publication profile and developing key, strategic cross School projects to encourage interdisciplinary innovation in research and knowledge exchange and to assist in bringing together the best possible teams to articulate and address large-scale research questions, attracting external funding. You should have a PhD in a related discipline and have a strong academic grounding in an area of research that has interdisciplinary potential, with well-defined plans for developing independent research, as well as linking to the HOS’s own research profile and the School’s disciplines. International experience in Higher Education and a working knowledge of languages, preferably Chinese/Spanish is desirable. The post is available for 3 years.

More details at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/arts/sota-research/pgr/

The Post

This research associate role will work closely with the Head of School in maintaining her publication profile and developing key projects whilst she settles into the role at Liverpool, and in building cross School research and knowledge exchange projects that will attract external funding in coming years. The School has strong staff with significant potential for growth in collaborative research activity, likely to attract substantial external research funding. The role holder will work with the Head of School and Research Directors on strategic projects to encourage interdisciplinary innovation in research and knowledge exchange, and to assist in bringing together the best possible teams to articulate and address large scale research questions. The Research Associate must have a strong academic grounding in an area of research that has interdisciplinary potential, with well-defined plans for developing independent research at the University of Liverpool, as well as linking to the Head’s own research profile and the School’s disciplines. S/he must also have the flexibility of mind and the intellectual capacity to work with University of Liverpool researchers outside the School, and the Faculty/University/external partners where a research project requires a broader range of skills and expertise.

Links with Chinese and other key international university partners would be an advantage in creating project structures and collaborative funding applications. Language skills are highly desirable therefore.

The post will be hosted within one of the five academic departments within SOTA and will work closely with academic Research Leads and subject specialists, and will liaise with School Research and Finance Team and Faculty Research and KE Team as required.

The role will involve:
· Working closely with the HOS in maintaining her research programme and publication profile (40%)
· Development of strategic projects, including external funding applications (40%)
· Personal research and career development (20%)

Salary: £32,277- £37,394 pa
Job Ref: R-587157 Closing Date: 7 January 2015

Full-Time Journalism Internship at Thomson Reuters, Singapore

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Description

The Reuters Journalism Internship offer talented students and graduates an opportunity to learn and shine in one of our bureaus in Asia.

Internships last for eight weeks and most will begin in June 2015.
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.
Qualifications
Are you a good fit?
You are a student or recent graduate who is passionate about news and a quick learner.
You have journalism experience such as writing stories or producing video for a school publication or news website.

You are fluent in English and possess excellent writing and communication skills.
You have the legal right to work in the country where you have chosen to apply.
Advanced skills in other languages.

Other useful skills/experience
You have studied a relevant field such as economics, business, law, accounting, languages or computer science.
You have skills in data analysis or data-driven journalism.
You can speak another language such as Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Mandarin, or Russian.
To learn more about what we offer, please visit careers.thomsonreuters.com.