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
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We are delighted to announce that the Language at Leeds Graduate Research Group have been successful in their application for an LHRI award of £500 to support their activities.
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!
Congratulations to Serge Sharoff (CTS), who has been awarded a two-year grant from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), value £216,411, to conduct a project entitled: PALODIEM, Process Automation for Localisation of Dialogue in Entertainment Media.
Language at Leeds was well represented at the 10th Evolution of Language Conference in Vienna, 14-17 April 2014.
University of Leeds PhD student Abdullah Alfaifi won best poster award at the UK Saudi Student Conference in Edinburgh last month.
The British Academy is funding a regional ECR event on Multimodality in language research at the University of Leeds, 24-26 June 2014.
We are very pleased to announce that Volume 18 of the Leeds Working Papers in Linguistics and Phonetics has now been published online.