Events

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University of Leeds, 26-27 May 2016 Hosted by the Nature of Representation Group (Leeds), and supported by the Analysis Trust. Aim: To bring together linguists and philosophers to discuss the characterisation of human cognition involved in contemporary linguistic theorising and the disputed role in the theory of attributions of mental states with representational content. Invited…
Towards a socio-semiotic landscape of trans, inter and multicultural layering in Kirkgate Market Speaker: Elisabetta Adami Venue: LHRI Seminar Room 1 Leeds Voices is the first phase of a trans-disciplinary programme to explore modes of accommodation across diverse public spaces within the city of Leeds. Taking a multimodal focus on superdiversity, this project focuses on the…
Everyone is welcome at the next guest talk organised by Linguistics and Phonetics (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies). The talk will be delivered by Prof. Jason Rothman (University of Reading) in Baines Wing, SR 2.08. Getting at the source of (some) differences in heritage language bilingualism and why terminology matters In this talk, I will first introduce…
Leeds Voices and Yarn Speaker: Simon Popple Venue: LHRI Seminar Room 1 Leeds Voices is the first phase of a trans-disciplinary programme to explore modes of accommodation across diverse public spaces within the city of Leeds. Taking a multimodal focus on superdiversity, this project focuses on the voices of Leeds Kirkgate Market – a historical linguistic/cultural hub…
With Dr Jacolien van Rij The aim of the workshop is to introduce you to the use of Generalized Additive Mixed Models to analyse eye-tracking data. GAMMs are an extension of linear mixed effect models. Crucially, they can capture non-linear relationships between variables (e.g. variations of the signal over time within a trial) and auto-correlations…
Diane Nelson and Janet Watson are convening the second Language at Leeds Endangered Languages workshop at the LHRI on 16th March. Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Director of ELDP, SOAS, will present and hold a practical session in the morning. Presentations from academic and PGR researchers of various endangered languages will take place in the afternoon.
This is the latest Language at Leeds Distinguished Speaker Talk, by Professor Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London). Abstract   I will start engaging the audience into a thought experiment: “What if the study of language started from signed, rather than spoken, languages?”. I will argue that if we started from signed languages we would have first studied…
Invited talk by Hans van de Koot (UCL) As is well-known, sentences denoting polar alternatives can be embedded under a wide range of predicates and can also appear in subject position. These environments all allow ‘inside negation’ polar questions (INPQs), which are typically associated with a bias towards the negative alternative and license NPIs. However,…
The second session of the reading group on Multimodality will take place on 4th February, 1 to 2.30pm, in Michael Sadler SR (LG10). For our next session we will discuss the following works, which analyse different kinds of communicative artefact/event, with each bringing a specific theoretical perspective to multimodal analysis: on printed documents: Delin, J., Bateman,…
As part of its Sadler Seminar Series 2016, the Leeds Voices project is delighted to welcome Dr Suzanne Hall (LSE) to the Leeds Humanities Research Institute. Dr Suzanne Hall (LSE) presents a seminar on Superdiversity and trans-ethnography on Thursday 4th February, 2:00-3:30pm in Seminar Room 1, Leeds Humanities Research Institute. There will be time for…