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The Workshop on Computational Approaches to Morphologically Rich  Languages (#CAMRL2018) is organised by the Centre for Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies at the University of Leeds. This one-day workshop aims to bring together established specialists and postgraduate research students working in the field of computational morphology and morphosyntax. The Workshop will feature plenary talks by Dunstan Brown from the…

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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…
You are warmly invited to the fourth meeting of Language and Nature Sadler Seminar series. This session will be about “Language, nature, quantification & value”, with presentations by: Eva Shultze-Berndt (University of Manchester) presents the talk “Let’s sit face to face and pluck them iteratively all over together, to completion, in sets of one”: The preference of event quantification…
You are invited to take part in the next seminar of Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) Seminar Series in 2017/18 Professor Leketi Makalela, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa & City University of New York, USA Research on multilingual education is replete with critiques of ways of knowing that are conceived from what is…
We are pleased to announce the upcoming Translation in the News Symposium that will be held on the 10th of May in the University of Leeds and which deals with the role of translation in the production of news. However,the symposium is not limited to the news and deals as well with all analyses that do…
Research talk by Dr Cat Davies (Linguistics & Phonetics) Inferencing is essential for children’s understanding of extended discourse, but relatively little is known about which experiences might encourage inferencing skills during the preschool years. Using a randomised control trial, we tested the effect of increasing exposure to inferential questions during shared book reading on 4-year-olds’…
Version control can be thought of as the research notebook of the digital world: it’s what professional software developers and authors use to keep track of what they’ve done and to collaborate with other people. Every large software project relies on it, and many people who write code use it for their small jobs as…
Invited research talk by Dr Iona Hine & Prof Susan Fitzmaurice, University of Sheffield Over the past three years, the Linguistic DNA team has been developing a set of of computational methods for identifying discursive concepts in the universe of early modern English discourse transcribed from Early English Books Online by the Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). The task of modelling discursive concepts in…
Speaker: Dr Binghan Zheng (Durham University) Abstract: Translation process research (TPR) can be traced back to the empirical school emerged in the 1980s in European countries. Aiming to uncover the mysterious “Black Box” of human translation process, TPR scholars have borrowed various methods from neighbouring disciplines, such as psychology and cognitive science, and gained TPR…
For the next meeting of the Arabic PGR group, we are glad to host a talk by Dr. Barry Heselwood about “Makhraj al-ḥarf and related terms in early Arabic phonetics”. Abstract to follow: “There are essentially two reasons for looking at the phonetic descriptions of Arabic by what have come to be called the ‘early Arab grammarians’. Firstly,…
We are delighted to announce the forthcoming seminar session within the Language and Nature Sadler Seminar Series. This examines Language and Nature in terms of form and sensory experience, with presentations by: 1.       Dr Maria das Dores de Oliveira – Pankararu, Fundação Nacional do Índio 2.       Simon Armitage – Professor of Poetry, University of Leeds 3.      …