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Sign languages as ‘super languages’? Evidence from the use of space in British Sign Language Dr Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham)
All are invited to register (free) to the following Language at Leeds Pedagogical Linguistics Event.    This workshop asks what more we can do in SLA research which is of direct benefit to the language classroom, beyond intervention studies. The same question will be addressed from the two different theoretical orientations: Generative SLA and Instructed SLA. …
In this workshop, we will use the R package ‘tidyverse’ to pre-process and tidy sample datasets of different types (binary, categorical, continuous) and explore the data visually. Then we will discuss some basic principles underlying data analysis and learn how and when to apply these techniques, with a focus on linear regressions. The workshop will be taught by Dr Lauren…
The Workshop on Computational Approaches to Morphologically Rich  Languages (#CAMRL2018) is organised by the Centre for Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies at the University of Leeds. This one-day workshop aims to bring together established specialists and postgraduate research students working in the field of computational morphology and morphosyntax. The Workshop will feature plenary talks by Dunstan Brown from the…
Multilingualism and multiliteracy in primary school children in India: Linguistic and cognitive effects. A starting point of this research is that bilingualism and multilingualism have revealed cognitive advantages and good learning skills in children raised in Western societies. Multilingualism is the norm in India. However, rather than enjoying cognitive and learning advantages, multilingual Indian children show  low levels of…
In this workshop, you will learn now to use the intuitive Builder interface PsychoPy. This interface aims to be easy enough for use in undergraduate teaching, yet flexible enough for high-precision experimental psychology. Getting started with basic experiments is really easy, but this workshop will show you how to extend those simple experiments into more…
This workshop will introduce you to Python, a high-level programming language for general-purpose programming that focuses on code readability and efficiency. It will prepare you for the PsychoPy workshop (7th of June) by familiarising you with key Python objects (variables, lists and dicts, if-statements, and for-loops). The workshop will be delivered by Martin Callaghan. Attendance…
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…
Research talk by Dr Cat Davies (Linguistics & Phonetics) Inferencing is essential for children’s understanding of extended discourse, but relatively little is known about which experiences might encourage inferencing skills during the preschool years. Using a randomised control trial, we tested the effect of increasing exposure to inferential questions during shared book reading on 4-year-olds’…
Version control can be thought of as the research notebook of the digital world: it’s what professional software developers and authors use to keep track of what they’ve done and to collaborate with other people. Every large software project relies on it, and many people who write code use it for their small jobs as…