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Serge Sharoff and Janet Watson will be presenting: ‘Visiting close relatives: Exploiting similarities between related languages’ at the LHRI on 22nd January from 2-3pm.   Abstract: Typological relationships between the languages have been studied for a long time, covering their morphology, grammar and lexicons. In this presentation our primary focus is the corpus link, presenting…
A final few places are available for the Linguistic Ethnography data workshops (15-16 January, in Leeds, UK). The fee is only £20 for ECRs and free to current PhDs, and the final deadline is 14 December. You are warmly invited to join fellow PhD students and ECRs to explore different perspectives on and approaches to ethnographic…
The next Centre for Language Education Research seminar at University of Leeds will take place on Wednesday 2 December, 1-2, in the Coach House at Hillary Place. Martin Lamb from University of Leeds will be talking about Desire for English in the semiotics of an Indonesian product leaflet (abstract below). Seminars are free and open to all, and we look forward to welcoming…
TIME AND DATE: Thursday 3 December, 1-2pm VENUE: School of Computing Active Learning Lab, EC Stoner room 9.30a (off Staircase 2). SPEAKER: Muhannad Al-Omari, School of Computing, Leeds **Connecting Language and Vision: Autonomous, Incremental Learning and Grounding of Natural Language Descriptions to Perceptual Features** Language is a powerful modality that enables humans to interact with…
Title: QT21: A New Era for Translators and the Computer When: 25 November 2016, 2-3pm Who: Alan K. Melby, Professor Emeritus at Brigham Young University (BYU), and a member of the Council of the International Federation of Translators (FIT). Recipient of the Alexander Gode Medal of the American Translators Association. Where: Baines Wind, Miall LT,…
The next Centre for Language Education Research seminar at University of Leeds will take place on Wednesday 25 November, 1-2, in the Coach House at Hillary Place. Emma Marsden from University of York will be talking about Engagement with research amongst Foreign Language Education practitioners in the UK The extent to which research into language learning and teaching reaches school teaching communities…
For anyone who missed it, and also anyone who wants to revisit it, last night’s fascinating debate in the Great Hall on the future of the book, with terrific contributions from Stella Butler and Jim Mussell, and masterful chairing from Melvyn Bragg, is now available on video here: http://wrocah.ac.uk/future-of-the-book-debate-livestream/ There’s also a lively (and ongoing)…
A Public Debate Thursday 8 October 2015 6-7.30pm Great Hall, University of Leeds In our increasingly digital age, what will become of books? Join Melvyn Bragg, the novelist Linda Grant, Waterstones Managing Director James Daunt, and experts from Leeds, York and Sheffield Universities for an evening of wide-ranging discussion. FREE but please book in advance…