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Statistical Physics and the Spatial Evolution of Language

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‘Statistical Physics and the Spatial Evolution of Language’ Dr James Burridge, University of Portsmouth In statistical physics we build mathematical models of physical systems which contain very large numbers of interacting components. Because language change is the result of interactions between many similar agents, we can describe it using models in the same style. In...

Transforming with Poetry live recital

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We will have welcome poets from all over the planet, some connected remotely. There will be poetic translations into English and videos. The recital can also be followed online through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/transformingwithpoetry/ Participating poets In alphabetic order: Ifa Abebe Amparo Arróspide Mike Baynham (host) Ceger Hillo Rebin Kheder Liliana Lukin Antonio Martínez Arboleda (host) Ariel Miller...

Yuni Kim: Creating resources in and for San Francisco del Mar Huave, a near-dormant language

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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,...

Centre for Translation Studies’ Annual Lecture

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“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....

Distinguished Speaker 2022: Professor Tony McEnery

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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

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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...

Language@Leeds triennal showcase

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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

Uğur Ümit Üngör - Cultural Genocide: Unpacking a Contested Concept

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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...

WORKSHOP: Gender-inclusive language in language teaching: opportunities for the classroom

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What is gender-inclusive and gender-neutral language? Why is it important? How does it work in different languages, particularly in languages with grammatical gender? How might we include gender-inclusive and gender-neutral language in language teaching? In this workshop, we will discuss the above questions and try to find realistic and workable answers together. The workshop will...