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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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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…
This is one of a series of events through the Centre for Translation Studies
You are warmly invited to the fourth Arabic PGR meeting. In this session, Dr. Frank Weigelt from University of Bergen will give a talk about “Methods and Limitations of Traditional Arabic Grammar”. This is a very good opportunity to deepen our notions of the traditional Arabic grammar and share opinions and ideas on the topic….
This is the second seminar of the Sadler Seminar Series ‘Signs Beyond Borders: Meaning making across sign and spoken languages’. Ruth Swanwick and Alena Ryazanova will present and discuss video data of a young child interacting with her hearing mother and a deaf class-mate.This session focuses on family and the social milieu. During the session…
The Multimodality Satellite of Language@Leeds invites you to the following talk by visiting fellow Ilaria Moschini (University of Florence, Italy)Speaker Ilaria Moschini, University of Florence, Italy. The talk stems out of my research on the hybridization of US political and institutional discourse with the language of the web (e.g. Moschini 2016, 2017), where I have…
You are warmly invited to the second Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research (L-CYR) Autumn seminar Dr Asimina Vasalou and Dr Laura Benton (both UCL Knowledge Lab) will lead the seminar.Games-based learning (GBL) is often endorsed for the ability to deliver in-the-moment pedagogical feedback. Feedback is one of the most powerful pedagogical interventions…
Dr. Huahui ZHAO (University of Leeds)Peer assessment has been increasingly discussed as an alternative assessment mode to teacher assessment due to the growing number of students in Higher Education, the shortage of staff assessment time, and most importantly the distinct roles of peer assessment in internalizing subject knowledge, developing learners’ higher order thinking, and learner…
This is one of a series of talks through the Centre for Translation Studies
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…
Speaker: Mauricio Alvarez, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield Abstract: Often in machine learning, data are collected as a combination of multiple conditions, e.g., the voice recordings of multiple persons, each labeled with an ID. How could we build a model that captures the latent information related to these conditions and generalize to a…