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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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You are invited to a talk on Wednesday 6 December by Laura de Ruiter (University of Manchester) who will present a talk entitled “Children’s acquisition of adverbial sentences in English”. With coffee/tea and cake in the Linguistics foyer with the speaker after the talk. Abstract: Children’s acquisition of adverbial sentences in English Being able to…
This is part of the Centre for Translation Studies Prof Talks programme NOTE: session prep:watch &read the interviews in lesson 3 of Localization Essentials:https://goo.gl/11i2Ka
All are welcome to our upcoming discussion jointly organised with the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies We are joined by Michael Gratzke, Professor of German & Comparative Literature at the University of Hull, Associate Dean for Research and current Chair of UCML. Michael will present a number of questions about the future of modern…
This talk is part of the series of events under the Language at Leeds Multimodality satellite https://www.latl.leeds.ac.uk/research-satellites/multimodality/ Speaker Sandra Petroni University of Rome “Tor Vergata” Digital textuality involves a wide range of text types today. Most of them are “remediated” discursive practices (Bolter 2001, Bolter and Grusin 1999), e.g. digital news reports, articles, interviews, video-conferences,…
Registration is now open for this one-day workshop: Improving spoken fluency is a key aim for university language learners and teachers, and plays an increasingly important role in assessment (e.g. in CEFR standards) as well as in effective communicative teaching practices. Drawing on findings from research, this workshop will focus on practical techniques and strategies…
Professor Ben Rampton (King’s College) will present a talk entitled “Language, (in) security & everyday practice”. With coffee/tea and cake in the Linguistics foyer with the speaker after the talk. Abstract: This paper explores the relationship between linguistics and critical security studies (CSS) in contexts where legacies of violent conflict, unease and (in)security permeate everyday…
This is part of the Centre for Translation Studies Professional Talks programme Speaker: Jeannette Stewart, Founder Translation Commons
The Arabic Language at Leeds PGR group is open to PGRs and staff across the University working on any aspect of Arabic language. The Arabic Language at Leeds PGR committee is: Roberta Morano mlrmo@leeds.ac.uk Khalid Alsubaie ml13khta@leeds.ac.uk Rakan Al-Zamel mlrsaz@leeds.ac.uk Abdulrahman Alroumi mlafa@leeds.ac.uk The Arabic Language at Leeds PGR group meets twice a month in…
The Multimodality Satellite of Language@Leeds will be hosting this research talk by Maria Grazia Sindoni, University of Messina The analysis of spontaneous interaction is a research priority within social and linguistic sciences (cf. Bezemer and Jewitt 2010: 181), such as conversation analysis (Sacks, Schegloff, and Jefferson 1974; Sacks 1992), interactional sociology (Goffman 1981), interactional sociolinguistics…
The Multimodality Satellite of Language@Leeds will be hosting this research talk by Massimiliano Demata Università di Bari According to a multimodal view of meaning, language is no longer considered central in the communication of meaning in the written form. Rather, multimodality involves the simultaneous use of different semiotic systems, such as language, layout, images, etc.,…