Events

To publicise language events held at the University of Leeds, please contact language@leeds.ac.uk

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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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The 2017 British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) conference is hosted by the School of Education and the Centre for Language Education Research at the University of Leeds. The theme of the conference – Diversity and Applied Linguistics – will enable us to engage with the notion of diversity both of and in Applied Linguistics,…
The Workshop on Computational Approaches to Morphologically Rich  Languages (#CAMRL2017) is organised by the Leeds University Kartvelian Studies group. 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 Jost Gippert, Andrew Hardie and Marine Beridze,…
The workshop will examine the effect of people movement in all its forms on endangered languages. The first half of the workshop will take place at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, from 9am to 1.30pm, with lunch from 12.30-1.30 @ the LHRI. The second half of the workshop will take place from 1.30pm to 5pm…
You are cordially invited to the first EAL networking event organised by Language@Leeds. Our aim is to initiate a partnership between researchers, educators, therapists and local authorities to coordinate efforts to support children with English as an Additional Language. If you have ever wondered how to assess EAL children’s proficiency in English, how long it…
Language@Leeds is organising a two-day workshop on random effects in mixed-effect models of linguistic data, in partnership with the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre for linguistics. The workshop will be taught by Harald Baayen (Linguistics, University of Tuebingen) and Arief Gusnanto (Statistics, University of Leeds). The topics covered will include the following: conceptual definition of…
With Professor Gunther Kress and Professor Theo Van Leeuwen Open to PhD and PostDoc researchers The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and the School of Media and Communication will be hosting Professor Gunther Kress (Institute of Education, University College London) and Professor Theo Van Leeuwen (University of Southern Denmark, Odense / University of Technology…
Public lecture by Professor Gunther Kress (UCL Institute of Education, University of London) and Professor Theo van Leeuwen (Centre for Multimodal Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, and Emeritus Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney)
As part of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute’s Moveable Feast series, a roving series of lunchtime talks, Elisabetta Adami (Languages, Cultures & Societies) will speak about ‘Semiotics of the Marketplace: Lessons from a Field Study in Kirkgate Market’. Abstract: For the semiotician no less than for the consumer, Kirkgate Market in Leeds is a marvel…
English Language Public Lecture by Prof. Peter Trudgill, University of Agder (Norway).
The Language Development & Cognition satellite will hold a mini poster conference to showcase the research of PhD students. For further information and a preliminary programme, please see here.