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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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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,…
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…
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,…
Dmitri Sitchinava, Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Ukrainian is a language with many online resources but it is still under-represented in the world of linguistic corpora, as it lacks a comprehensive national-like corpus. However, there are some teams that work on separate projects, including the…