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Creating resources in and for San Francisco del Mar Huave, a near-dormant language Dr Yuni Kim (University of Essex) The Huaves are a marginalised ethnic group occupying four villages – each with its own variety of the Indigenous language, which is an isolate – on the Pacific coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca State,…
The six invited keynote speakers are: Professor Zhao Yang, Professor He Lin, Professor Yuan Boping, Professor  Zhang Xinsheng (George), Professor Wang Jun, and Mr Su Liqun (David) to the Symposium. Use the following links to register, to download the programme, and to access the conference website for further information.
“Communicating myriad emotions across cultures: a perspective from translator studies” Dr Severine Hubscher-Davidson, Open University In 2004, Hu proposed the term “translator studies” to refer to all research that places translators at the centre of focus, including work on the translator’s subjective involvement. This presentation will address translator’s subjective involvement through the lens of emotions….
Language Matters Professor Tony McEnery, Distinguished Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University The presentation will be followed by a round-table with local experts from different disciplines, including Mustapha Sheikh (Islamic studies), Mel Evans (English), John Gallagher (History) and Yen Dang (Education). If you cannot attend in person, please register via eventbrite to…
Changing language attitudes: linguistics in the languages classroom Michelle Sheehan (Newcastle University) & Sascha Stolhans (University of Leeds) (presenting joint work with Alice Corr, Anna Havinga, Peter Gillman, Jonathan Kasstan & Norma Schifano)   In this talk, we present the preliminary results of a co-creation project funded by Language Acts and World Making. In phase…
Please come and see the breadth of L@L research through presentations and a poster session and discuss opportunities for new interdisciplinary collaborations. https://www.latl.leeds.ac.uk/languageleeds-triennal-showcase-2022/ The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simone Buitendijk, will formally open the proceedings at 16.00
Cultural Genocide: Unpacking a Contested Concept Professor Uğur Ümit Üngör Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. He has published widely on mass violence and has received awards such as the Heineken Young Scientist Award by the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the Keetje Hodshon Prize from the Royal Netherlands…
This year’s linguistics PGR conference will be held online, through the combination of a specially-created OSF repository and an online meeting. Please see https://www.latl.leeds.ac.uk/linguistics-pgr-virtual-poster-conference-2021/ for information.
A live talk followed by a Q and A session investigating accent bias in the workplace. Accent is one of the most salient signals of social background in Britain, yet its role in impeding social mobility and professional advancement remains under-examined. In this talk, Professor Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University of London) will introduce the problem of accent-based…
The Ironic Spirit and Citizen Sociolinguistics Betsy Rymes (The University of Pennsylvania/Graduate School of Education) Citizen sociolinguistics refers to the activity that everyday people engage in when they talk about their views on language. Someone who writes an Urban Dictionary definition for “Jawn” is doing Citizen Sociolinguists. Someone who posts a YouTube video about “How…