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This talk will be presented by Dr Diane Nelson (Linguistics & Phonetics, University of Leeds) Abstract: Mari belongs to the Uralic language family, along with Finnish and Hungarian. It is spoken by about 300,000 people in the Mari El Republic of Russia and by a large diaspora in Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. The main dialects of…
‘what sorow is for them that be refugiate in a strange countrey, when they can not understand the language of that place in whiche they be exiled: and when they can not make them to be understood by speach to the inhabiters of that contrey, wherein they be retired’ – Jacques Bellot, 1586 The histories…
In this session Naomi Flynn will cover the features of effective practice for EAL learners, both in terms of what research tells us and what research findings look like when translated into practice. Drawing on her own research with teachers of Polish children, Naomi will also discuss how what teachers might provide in terms of…
This talk is part of the School of Psychology Research Seminar series Speaker: Prof. Beth Jeffries University of York Host: E. Klepousniotou For further information: h.nash@leeds.ac.uk http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/1300/school_of_psychology
Part of the Sadler Seminar Language and Nature: Biolinguistic Diversity across the Continents. Language, nature, space and place: changing patterns of people movement, expression of space, expression of place, expression of distance, expression of direction. The series aims to investigate the connection between the language of different populations in the world and the natural environment….
Open to PhD and Postdoc researchers ELAN is software for annotating video and audio resources. It allows for complex, and unlimited, annotations of different modalities and is particularly useful for annotating data with multiple participants. In this workshop you will learn how annotations can be time-aligned with the data or with other annotations, allowing for…
This workshop will be taught by Martin Callaghan. Location: Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (cluster 11:06) – Level 11, Worsley Building
 (University of Leeds) More details will be available soon.
The series aims to investigate the connection between the language of different populations in the world and the natural environment. Speakers: Janet Watson and Jack Wilson, University of Leeds and Salford University; Simon Armitage, Maria das Dores de Oliveira
This workshop will be taught by Martin Callaghan. Location: Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (cluster 11:06) – Level 11, Worsley Building
 (University of Leeds) More details will be available soon.
Linear regression models are statistical tools used to uncover the relation between a response variable and set of predictor variables. Standard least-squares linear regression estimates how the mean response varies with the predictors. However, there are cases where the behaviour of the mean response is not the main object of interest. For example, suppose that we are interested in quantifying the relation…
Multilingualism and multiliteracy in primary school children in India: Linguistic and cognitive effects. Abstract: Although multilingualism has been shown to confer advantages on linguistic and cognitive grounds, learning outcomes in Indian school children have been a challenging finding. In this talk, I will present preliminary findings on an ongoing project investigating literacy, numeracy and cognitive…

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The talk is by Silke Brandt from the University of Lancaster. There is coffee/tea and cake in the Linguistics foyer with the speaker after the talk. Abstract: When children start to talk about the mind, they need to learn both the semantics of mental verbs, such as know and think, and the syntax of complement…
You are warmly invited to the first meeting of this semester of the Arabic PGR group. In this session, students (Roberta Morano and Hamood Alrumhi) and supervisors (James Dickins and Janet Watson) will talk about the first year transfer. Some of you will have the upgrade in March/April, some others probably in the summer. This is a…
You are warmly invited to the first event of “Language and Nature” seminar series in the second semester, themed Temporality, space, colour and quantification. In this session Rosaleen Howard from Newcastle University and Eva Shultze-Berndt from University of Manchester will talk about “Language, nature, time & temporality: expression of time and points of time; changing…
The Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, will formally open the proceedings at 16.00. This showcase will promote the Research Satellite approach to interdisciplinary exchanges, and reflect the breadth of language-related research in a poster session at which scholars from across the University are invited to present their work. This is a unique opportunity to promote language-related…
Colleagues are warmly welcome to the fourth session of the Sadler Seminar Series ‘Signs Beyond Borders: Meaning-making across sign and spoken languages’. This seminar, led by Dr Christopher Stone from the University of Wolverhampton, focuses on interpreting in professional contexts. Abstract: Christopher will be exploring multimodal indexicality and deixis in in-vision interpreting and deaf-hearing interpreter-mediated…
Colleagues are warmly welcome to the third session of the Sadler Seminar Series ‘Signs Beyond Borders: Meaning-making across sign and spoken languages’. This seminar ocuses on urban contexts and neighbourhoods. ‘A multimodal analysis of customer interactions between deaf (blind) and hearing people in Mumbai’ Presenter: Annelies Kusters, Heriot-Watt University The data that will be shared…
You are warmly invited to the fifth meeting of Arabic Language at Leeds PGR group. In this session, Tomader Alfraikh (PhD student in Linguistics and Phonetics) will share her work about “The acquisition/learning of English morpho-syntactic properties by L1 speakers of Saudi Arabia: Evidence from verb phrase ellipsis”. Abstract: In my project, I will focus…
You are warmly invited to the fourth session of “Language and Nature” seminar series of this semester. In this session, Jon Lovett from University of Leeds and Julia Touza-Montero from University of York will talk about “Natural resource management”. Jon Lovett, School of Geography, University of Leeds: Giving Spirits and Controlling Ancestors This talk explores…
Lydia Lau L.M.S.Lau@leeds.ac.uk will host Pearl Pu’s visit. She will be in Leeds whole day Friday 8th Dec. If you would like you/your group to meet her, please let Lydia know and she can organise a time when we gets nearer the date.        
This is one of a series of talks under the Multimodality Satellite Speakers: Alessio Mattana (University of Leeds) and Giacomo Savani (University of Leicester) Abstract: Contemporary critical studies on the culture of the long eighteenth century have tended, across different disciplines, to overlook the function and impact of images for the readers of the age….