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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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A Language and Nature seminar – speaker Erik Anonby from Carleton, Canada All welcome
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 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…
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)…