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Our academics can tell you why a person forgets their native language when they become bilingual, why it’s important to minimise the anxiety felt by second language learners, and why small talk is at the heart of how we communicate. You can keep up-to-date with our latest developments and current activities by our staff and students.

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Essex academic receives Distinguished Scholar Award
02 Apr 2020
Your donations are helping save lives
23 Mar 2020
Essex continues to be ranked in global elite for social sciences
06 Nov 2019