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Symposium: Questioning Language Teaching Orthodoxy in Higher Education

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This one-day symposium is an opportunity to discuss and critically reflect on existing beliefs and norms in language pedagogy in higher education and how normativity and biases that underpin language (in) education may be challenged. We are delighted Dr Martin Dewey, Kings College London, will deliver the keynote presentation.   This symposium, held in person at the University...

Symposium – Language education in the (post-)digital era – lessons learnt from the pandemic

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What did we learn during the enforced move to online teaching and learning during the pandemic? What skills did we develop? What worked well and what didn’t work so well? What might the future of digital/hybrid language education look like? This one-day symposium will bring together staff working in HE language departments to reflect on...

A multimodal approach to English for academic purposes in contexts of diversity

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Prof. Arlene Archer, University of Cape Town, South Africa A multimodal approach to English for academic purposes in contexts of diversity To attend the talk, please register here   MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research...

CLER Conversation: Raciolinguistic profiling and securitisation: Studying and travelling while Muslim

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Please click here to register Abstract This presentation analyses four cases, two in education and two in transport, that demonstrate everyday forms of profiling. This profiling is based on an overdetermination of personhood in relation to how Muslims are perceived in relation to security concerns. This also reflects how surveillance has permeated various aspects of ordinary...

Rethinking play and ‘play deficits’ in autism through multimodal analysis of playground video data.

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Dr Lauran Doak, Nottingham Trent University, UK Rethinking play and ‘play deficits’ in autism through multimodal analysis of playground video data.                                     To attend the talk, please register here   MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for...

Users, technology, and society: 'Translation' between acceptance and resistance of the algorithmic society

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Centre for Translation Studies Annual Lecture by Dr David Orrego-Carmona (University of Warwick) An abstract will published nearer the time. If you would like to attend, please sign up using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cts-leeds-annual-guest-lecture-by-dr-david-orrego-carmona-tickets-608670007377. If you’re going to be on campus on the day and/or live locally to the university, it would be great to see...

Tradition, modernity, and Chinese masculinity: The multimodal construction of ideal manhood in a reality dating show

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Dr. William Feng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HongKong Tradition, modernity, and Chinese masculinity: The multimodal construction of ideal manhood in a reality dating show To attend the talk, please register here   MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for...

nēhiýawēwin (Plains Cree) Language Resource Development

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This presentation will provide an introduction to nēhiyawēwin, the Plains Cree language, an Algonquian language spoken in western Canada. After a brief discussion of the language’s current status, speaker population and certain typological features, the talk will focus on the past and present development of language resources in the quest for language revitalization. Publications such as...

What can the 'Don't Look Up' film do for climate engagement?

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‘Don't Look Up' was an uber-American disaster flick about two scientists discovering an earthwards-hurtling comet that no one would take seriously, and came with an outsized dollop of climate parable. It was watched by millions and really got the climate movement talking. One year on, what climate communication lessons can we learn from it? How could...

The place of linguistic and cultural diversity in teaching and learning: What do we mean and how might we go about it?

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This workshop is the second in a series of University of Leeds events on the theme of linguistic/cultural diversity in teaching and learning. In this workshop we will: Review findings from two recent surveys among staff and students at Leeds University linked to this topic. Work to develop a definition of what constitutes linguistic/cultural diversity...