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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…
You’re warmly invited to this CLER & Language@Leeds conversation with Dr Nelson Flores, University of Pennsylvania and Dr Giovanna Fassetta, University of Glasgow, with contributions from University of Leeds colleagues: Dr Daniel Fobi, Dr Kate Spowage and Rumana Hossain. The speakers’ presentations in diverse areas of language education inquiry will lead to a more general reflection. Join us…
Panel on Counter-Narratives in Language Education Research Toward a Raciolinguistic Genealogical Perspective on Language Education Policy  Dr Nelson Flores  (University of Pennsylvania)   Abstract: This presentation proposes raciolinguistic genealogy as a methodological approach to the study of language education. It briefly defines three components of this approach: 1) a genealogical stance that brings attention to…
Linguistic diversity can be the source of implicit bias: often without realising it, we judge others based on how we interpret their accent, their use of regional language traits, their choice of vocabulary.  On Friday 23rd of April (11:00-13:30), CELT and Language@Leeds are hosting an event to shed light on linguistic diversity from multiple points…
Mexico time: 9.00-10.00 hrs Introduction: Language and Energy, Professor Jon Lovett, School of Geography, University of Leeds. Short video: La Energía de los Pueblos (in Spanish) produced by Marie Combe Key note presentation: Energy autonomy for the defense of the territory. An initiative from cooperativism in Sierra norte de Puebla. Sandra Rátiva-Gaona The presentation will summarise…
This seminar is the first of a series as part of the AHRC-funded initiative “Ethics and Aesthetics of Encountering the Other: New Frameworks for Engaging with Difference (ETHER)” How we see and hear the other is often shaped through our attachment to ideas, images and ideologies about ourselves, others and the world. Language ideologies, for…
Assessing homonymic awareness in children from diverse linguistic backgrounds Lydia Gunning (University of Leeds) Homonymous words are defined as those which have multiple, unrelated meanings, but each meaning of the word has identical spelling and pronunciation. Whilst homonyms are rife within the English language, there is a paucity of research exploring homonymic awareness in children,…
Sociolinguistics and social change Julia Snell (School of English, University of Leeds) Sociolinguistic analyses of classroom data help us to understand how language attitudes and ideologies manifest in situated interaction and how these influence teachers’ practice, pupils’ identities, and learning processes. But what role can this research play in challenging (indeed changing) negative attitudes and…