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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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To continue the tradition of pre-conference presentations in CTS, this talk by Serge Sharoff presents the outcomes of his recently completed research leave and the paper at the forthcoming LREC: http://lrec2018.lrec-conf.org/en/  Abstract: This paper proposes a linguistically-informed framework aimed at generating large dictionaries with morphosyntactic annotations for under-resourced languages by combining data from annotated corpora of better-resourced (donor)…
You are invited to take part in the next seminar of Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) Seminar Series in 2017/18 Dr. Elaine Lopez is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Newcastle University. She joined Newcastle University in September 2016, moving from the University of Leeds. Her primary research area is formal linguistic (generative) approaches to Second…
Speakers: Janet Watson and Barry Heselwood Abstract: Silent articulations have only rarely been reported as occurring systematically in the phonologies of languages. Lawson et al. (2015) found Scottish English speakers executing /r/-articulations such that maximum displacement was reached after the phonatory source had ceased, rendering the articulation inaudible, and Gick et al. (2012) investigated utterance-final…
Dear all, for the next meeting of the Arabic PGR group, we are glad to host a talk by Dr. Serge Sharoff and Professor Michael Ingleby from University of Leeds about “Dealing with word frequency lists: (un)reliable frequency counts”. Here is the abstract of their talk: “Word frequency lists coming from different corpora differ considerably in…
In this workshop you will learn how to import data in R, how to prepare it for analysis, and how to explore it visually. Among other things, the content covered will include: cleaning data, dealing with vectors, factors, variables and data types handling data with multiple dimensions merging fields (columns) and adding derived fields subsetting,…
Dear all, for the next meeting of the Arabic PGR group, Dr. Gisela Tomé Lourido will host a PRAAT training in the Phonetic Laboratory (basement of the Michael Sadler Building). PRAAT is a very useful computer software for the scientific analysis of speech in phonetics. The training will cover an introduction to the software and some basic operations,…
You’re invited to the following 2 research talks in multimodality, held on Tuesday 27th March, at 12pm and at 1pm, in Baines Wing SR G.40: 12-1pm: Hanem El-Farahaty “A Multimodal Analysis of Political Satire: Webcomics and GIFs in Post-Arab Spring Egypt” 1pm-2pm: Sara Magro Ramos Pinto “Multimodal Film, Monomodal subtitling: how lost do viewers get in-between? Discussion of the principles and structure…
Dear all, you are warmly invited to the third meeting of the Arabic PGR group. On this occasion, we are glad to host Dr. Abdallah Alshdaifat, professor of Arabic Linguistics at the University of Jordan. His talk will be about “The Formation of Nominal Derivatives in the Arabic Language”: This seminar discusses nominal derivative formation in Arabic by…
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…
Hanem El-Farahaty – CTS and AIMES The Egyptian Revolution in 2011 and the protests known as ‘the Arab Spring’ resulted in an increase in the number of cartoonists and amateurs who use specialist software to digitally mix modes for novel sign-making (Lankshear and Knobel, 2008; Gursimesk, 2016). These people draw creative forms of satire including…