Finishing up for 2016!

Well the year surely has flown by as usual! And what a year it has been – I’ve presented at my first conference, gained another wonderful mentor, grown more confident in my skills and developed a huge amount of knowledge. Though I must say I am looking forward to a well deserved break! ­čÖé

I will be completing┬ámy Masters part-time while I work in 2017, so I’m sure there will be many new ideas from my learning to post about (though with these extra time commitments my posting may become less frequent). I’m excited to finish the last 4 subjects and learn more about html coding, project management, marketing and more! It’s a great way to┬ácontinue my professional development as well as add to my qualifications. What new year resolutions┬áhave you made?



Wishing all my readers a very happy holiday and a great New Year.

Signing off,

Michelle De Aizpurua


More Emojis!

Loyal readers,

I have written about emojis (or emoticons) before, and the implications they have for linguistics. Needless to say, as a language convention I find them quite fascinating.

So what’s new in the world of the emoji? There’s been a lot happening recently around the creation of new, more representative and inclusive emojis.


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