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Ibrar Bhatt

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of Literacy Studies, Applied Linguistics, and Educational Technologies.

I have had the pleasure of working at the University of Bradford, Lancaster University, and now at Queen's University Belfast.

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Clichés

What precisely is a cliché? And is it really the ‘bad guy of the English language’? Or is that just a vexed question? As even bad guys have their defendants and McArthur in The Oxford Companion to the English Language reminds us that the general dislike of the […]

A decent book

By Nicholas Ostler Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 0007118708 Year: 2005 Pages: 624 Hardback Historical linguist Nicholas Ostler presents herein an in-depth and comprehensive biography of the world’s languages—a story that has been little told; making this book one of a few in this genre (see also ‘Dictionary of Languages’ […]