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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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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)…
You are invited to take part in our first seminar of Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) Seminar Series in 2017/18 How to get there: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap Deaf people participate in theatre to a lesser extent than might be expected. This paper presents early findings from a practice-based research project designed to explore ways of making…
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…
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…