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Silent Sonorants in Mehri

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Speakers: Janet Watson and Barry Heselwood Abstract: Silent articulations have only rarely been reported as occurring systematically in the phonologies of languages. Lawson et al. (2015) found Scottish English speakers executing /r/-articulations such that maximum displacement was reached after the phonatory source had ceased, rendering the articulation inaudible, and Gick et al. (2012) investigated utterance-final...

Data preparation and manipulation in R

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In this workshop you will learn how to import data in R, how to prepare it for analysis, and how to explore it visually. Among other things, the content covered will include: cleaning data, dealing with vectors, factors, variables and data types handling data with multiple dimensions merging fields (columns) and adding derived fields subsetting,...

The Syntax of Meadow Mari: Language contact on the Volga River

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This talk will be presented by Dr Diane Nelson (Linguistics & Phonetics, University of Leeds) Abstract: Mari belongs to the Uralic language family, along with Finnish and Hungarian. It is spoken by about 300,000 people in the Mari El Republic of Russia and by a large diaspora in Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. The main dialects of...

Language@Leeds 2018 Showcase

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The Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, will formally open the proceedings at 16.00. This showcase will promote the Research Satellite approach to interdisciplinary exchanges, and reflect the breadth of language-related research in a poster session at which scholars from across the University are invited to present their work. This is a unique opportunity to promote language-related...