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Dr Davies’s successful research grant award will fund the project “Children’s experience, understanding, and use of adjectives across the socioeconomic spectrum”. Congratulations to Dr Cat Davies who has been awarded a grant of £300,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council to support a three-year project on language and socioeconomic disadvantage. The project aims to…
Sophiko Daraselia, PhD student at the University of Leeds and leader of the L@L research satellite on Kartvelian and Caucasian languages, was interviewed live on the most popular Georgian TV about her research and about the University of Leeds. Here’s a link to the interview – in Georgian! https://www.imedi.ge/ge/video/15196/tsarmatebuli-qartveli-studentebi-britanetshi  
Lecturer in Language Education, Dr Lou Harvey, together with the theatre company, Cap-a-Pie, developed The Translator, a work-in-progress theatrical performance based on her research into the language and intercultural learning experience of UK Higher Education students from abroad. The major finding from her doctoral project was that participants experienced communicative difficulties in their intercultural encounters as a…
Videos of the BAAL2017 plenaries and roundtable event are now on the BAAL website https://baal.org.uk/annual-conference/   Plenaries: Bencie Woll – Applied Linguistics from the perspective of Sign Language and Deaf Studies Henry Widdowson – Disciplinarity and disparity in applied linguistics Mohamed Daoud – Language teaching in turbulent times: Curriculum-savvy teachers for curriculum success and sustainability  BAAL…
The School of Education has recently made three new appointments in the Language Education area. Huahui Zhao (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Diana Mazgutova (Lancaster University) have been appointed in lecturer posts. Huahui’s research interests are in assessment for language learning and in language learning with digital technology. Diana has published on syntactic and lexical development…
We are delighted to announce that our proposal to host a Sadler Seminar Series on Biolinguistic Diversity across the Continents has been approved. The seminar series will run through the academic year 2017 – 2018, with a launch event for all the Sadler Seminar Series scheduled for late September or early October. The seminar series…
On June 21 2017, Language@Leeds hosted a networking event to set up a region-wide collaboration aiming to enhance the support for pupils with English as an Additional Language. The event hosted over 50 stakeholders from across the region including teachers, speech and language therapists, researchers, representatives from local authorities and charitable organisations. To find out more about this event, the network, or the…
Diane Nelson and Virve Vihman presented a talk titled ‘“The toys are alive!”: Animacy, reference, and anthropomorphism in Toy Story’ at the Egocentrism and Anthropocentrism in Language and Discourse conference held in March 2017 at ENS de Lyon, France.