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The dynamics of reading and listening comprehension: developmental perspectives Prof Kate Cain (University of Lancaster) The product of successful reading (and listening) comprehension is a coherent and accurate representation of the state of affairs described in the text: a mental model. A number of language and cognitive skills support the real-time construction of the mental model; these…
Please join us to the launch event of the Languages@Leeds PGR Group. During the launch event, there will be a quick presentation of the Group and its goals, followed by an informal chat over tea and biscuits where we will discuss the proposed activities and any ideas or suggestions to bring this Group to life….
Language and Culture at Leeds atudies connections between how we communicate and the cultures and worlds we create. Central to our research is an interest in what happens when these worlds collide. We ask, ‘How do people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, worldviews, past memories, present practices and future visions meet and engage with…
In this workshop, you will learn now to use the intuitive Builder interface PsychoPy, including some of its recently developmed features (e.g. running studies online). 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…
Calling doctoral researchers and staff!    Are you interested in attending a small ‘forensic linguistic and corpus-based research symposium/mini-conference’ on Wednesday 20th November from 9.30 to 2.30. There will be 5 speakers on a range of topics of interest in forensic linguistics and corpus-based research, with a coffee break, and finishing with a buffet lunch. Please…
Talk by Mike Baynham (University of Leeds) and Tong King Lee  (University of Hong Kong) Discussants: Li Wei, UCL; Elisabetta Adami, University of Leeds There is a persistent difficulty noted since Whorf onwards in conceiving language dynamically as languaging, when the metalanguage is a language like English with its preference for “thingification”. The approach to…
Juan delGado and Khaled Alesmael, Qisetna will share stories from the Qisetna living archive of Syrian heritage and culture, followed by a screening of one of their films produced in collaboration with Bidayyat Audiovisual Arts. Joined in conversation by Professor Mike Baynham, Centre for Language Education Research Professor Janet Watson, Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures…
This conference brings together practitioners and researchers to explore ways of enhancing the support of EAL children.  The main themes are: The Home Language as a source of transferable language competence The use of drama and poetry to enhance language and confidence in EAL pupils Barriers and opportunities to share and enhance best practice  Ample…
Language@Leeds, the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching and the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence are organising a Pedagogical Linguistics workshop on Language Analysis to inform Language Teaching. The aim is to bring together linguists and language teachers  (i) to demonstrate the pedagogical benefits of language analysis (in the context of language teaching), (ii) to provide guidance for…
This is an interactive symposium of language researchers, educators and users, to celebrate the launch of the CLER Distinguished Scholar in Residence Programme. The keynote lecture by Professor Lourdes Ortega will be followed by a series of creative multimodal reflections and conversations of CLER members and friends, as we reflect on future directions in ethical…