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As part of the Healthcare SpotlightOn series, a series on Language & Health has been organised to run on Wednesdays in May 2015
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the Language@Leeds showcase on 12th January. The event was kindly introduced by the Vice Chancellor, and through talks and posters showcased research addressing five major challenges
Laz Study Group. The Laz language is spoken by about 200,000 people on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. The School of Language, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds invites you to join its Laz Study Group, to be led by İsmail Mesut Sezgin, a native speaker of Laz. If you are interested, please contact Prof. James Dickins: J.Dickins@leeds.ac.uk
Alice Deignan has just been awarded £144k under the AHRC ‘Translating cultures’ theme for a project called ‘Translating Science for Young People’, PI Alice Deignan (School of Education, Leeds), Co-Is Indira Banner (School of Education, Leeds) and Elena Semino (Lancaster University). It is funded by a Research Innovation Grant under the AHRC’s ‘Translating Cultures’ theme. The project starts from January 1st 2015 and will run for 20 months. The School of Education will be recruiting a part-time (0.6) post doctoral Research Fellow to the project. The project brings together linguistic and science education expertise from Leeds and Lancaster.
Last week’s event for ECRs and PGRs, sponsored by the British Academy and organised by Janet Watson, Shirley-Anne Paul (Education), Sara Ramos Pinto (CTS), Cat Davies and Jack Wilson (both Linguistics), was a resounding success.
Language at Leeds will be running a monthly lunchtime research discussion meeting over the academic year to explore interdisciplinary approaches to language research and look at innovative ways of collaboration. Meetings will be led by language researchers from across the University. Suggestions for presenters are welcome!