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This is part of the Sadler seminar series Speakers: Charles Pigott, Cambridge; Rebecca Jarman, Alice Deignan Charles M. Pigott Ecological Visions in Mayan and Quechua Literature This talk explores a cultural phenomenon that is taking place across Latin America: the rebirth of indigenous literature. After centuries of decline, the ancient literatures of the Mayas and…
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.,…
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…
This is part of the Centre for Translation Studies Professional Talks programme Speaker: Jeannette Stewart, Founder Translation Commons
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…
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 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….
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.        
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…
This is a unique opportunity to promote language-related research, take stock of its interdisciplinary breadth, and identify opportunities. The Vice Chancellor is doing us the honour of opening the showcase. To make the most of this opportunity to showcase your own research, please see the form below for a poster template, and to register your…

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This is a meeting of the Machine learning/Deep learning @ Leeds Forum Registration link (Only name and email id required)https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_c2iIomlePkzyN8QMJ7DfVAK8Isx6gkrmWA9wx7ApIlYXsg/viewform Dr.Serge Sharoff is a Senior Lecturer in Translation Studie. His research focuses on natural language processing and computer-assisted language learning, including automated methods for collecting corpora from the web, their analysis in terms of domains…
We are delighted to invite all our students and staff to the Omani National Day celebration. Please come along to enjoy the vibrant cultural aspects of the Omani society and speak to Omani students in Arabic.There will be an introduction about Oman in Arabic for all our students at the beginning of the celebration so…
This is one of a series of events under the Language at Leeds Multimodality Satellite Speaker Carmen Daniela Maier, University of Aarhus, Denmark We are witnessing today a ground-breaking expansion of multimodal genres that affect the communication of specialized knowledge in academic and corporate contexts in ways unforeseen before. By adopting a conceptual framework born…
Evaluating the impact of oral language training on pupils reading comprehension: Key findings and reflections from previous studies and potential directions for future research. Speaker Dr Paula Clarke (University of Leeds) The importance of oral language skills for successful reading comprehension is well known and there is evidence from longitudinal and intervention research to support…
For most of the last century, bilingual children in primary school were relatively rare. In recent decades the school environment has changed enormously. Now a quarter of all children attending primary school are bilingual. The consequences of this profound change to the educational environment are not known, either in terms of the demands it places…
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 Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) is organising a series of talks by professionals working in the Language Services Industry to complement its taught MA programmes. These sessions will introduce additional practical advice, including careers guidance. The talks will be given by enterprising alumni and professional translation project managers, in-house and freelance translators, subtitlers, and…
Dr Lynne Duncan (University of Dundee) Socioeconomic status, language and executive function: what are the developmental links? Dr Lynne Duncan is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Dundee. Her research work focusses on developmental dyslexia and early language development. Dr Duncan’s current research takes a cross-linguistic perspective on language development in relation…
Language@Leeds/Linguistics & Phonetics Invited Speaker Series Abstract: Going beyond the input: Three Factors and language acquisition, variation and change My objective is to outline a new generative model of language acquisition that accommodates the fact that the input acquirers receive does not reflect a single, invariant ‘parent grammar’, while still allowing us to understand (i)…
You are invited to take part in our first seminar of Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) Seminar Series in 2017/18 How to get there: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap Deaf people participate in theatre to a lesser extent than might be expected. This paper presents early findings from a practice-based research project designed to explore ways of making…