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Quaternary Archaeology and Environments of Jersey Project: La Cotte de St Brelade

The site of La Cotte de St. Brelade preserves an exceptional archaeological sequence, recording unparalleled evidence for changing Neanderthal behaviour between 250-60 KBP.  As well as Neanderthal fossils, the site has produced in excess of 250,000 finds. Two notable layers have drawn the interpretative focus of archaeologists; both are “bone heaps”, comprising axial elements of mammoth and woolly rhino. Continue reading →

MusicNet

In any domain, a key activity of researchers is to search for and synthesise data from multiple sources in order to create new knowledge. In many cases this process is laborious, to the point of making certain questions nearly intractable because the cost of the search outstrips the time available to consider the work. Continue reading →

Schenker Documents Online

In the world today, the name of Heinrich Schenker (1868-1935) is as familiar to musicians and music scholars as that of Albert Einstein in physics, or Ludwig Wittgenstein in philosophy. How did this come about? In the early twentieth century, Schenker was highly respected as a piano teacher, editor and critic, and his analyses were widely read. Continue reading →

From MySpace to MyJewishSpace: The role of the internet in the self-definition of ‘New Jews’ in Austria and Germany

Together with a significant proportion of the population, especially in the developed world, Jewish writers nowadays use the internet to present themselves, advertise their work and their interests, or share pictures of their family albums. With millions of others they thus negotiate big chunks of their private lives in a public space. In my paper I will argue that Jews, by seemingly doing the same as everybody else, are actually marking themselves out as different. Continue reading →

More was different: Urban connectivity in Iron Age and Roman southern Spain

In 1972 Nobel-prize winner P.W. Anderson published an article in which he opposed reductionism in scientific practice. In this article entitled “more is different” Anderson argued that large and complex aggregates of elementary particles are not merely a sum of its properties but show entirely new properties at each level of complexity. In other and more familiar words: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Continue reading →

Creating a database of French and Spanish as a second/foreign language: French Learner Language Oral Corpora / Spanish Learner Language Oral Corpora

The FLLOC (www.flloc.soton.ac.uk) and SPLLOC (www.splloc.soton.ac.uk) websites are the outcome of a series of research projects which promote research relating to the acquisition of French and Spanish as a second/foreign language in UK schools and universities. The two databases were collected to produce an overview of the development of the language system of instructed learners of French and Spanish in a range of domains, including vocabulary, syntax, morphology, and discourse. Continue reading →

Why Study Languages?

The ‘Why study Languages?' website was created in 2006 and is a dynamic and interactive website with resources to promote the study of language amongst school pupils. This site is aimed at pupils and students of languages from Year 7 to Sixth form. It also provides parents and careers advisers with information on language-related career options and teachers with resources to help make the case for languages in their schools. Continue reading →