Language and Nature

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Deaf community ownership of endangered sign language revitalisation Jill Jones, obo Deaf Experience Ltd (DEX) – formerly Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Ltd. Abstract Sign languages are well researched visuospacial languages highly suited to deaf people for meaning and symbolic value: deaf people are in their natural element when they sign, just as hearing people are when they…
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,…
This Thursday’s Conversation is jointly organised by the Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) and the Centre for Global Development (CGD) at Leeds University. Keynote Speakers:   Dr Rosalie Edmonds, UCLA will bring a sociolinguistic perspective and consider questions of linguistic diversity, language ideologies and the politics of participation in relation to her research in the context of Cameroonian wildlife…
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…
Making up our Minds about Extinction Dr James Rosindell It is well known that humans are causing the extinction of species at an unprecedented rate. It is obvious to many of us that we should take steps to mitigate this catastrophe, and that our joint efforts so far have not been enough. A less obvious…
ThiPredicting biological invasions to prevent extinctions Professor Helen Roy from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology This talk is part of the seminar series connecting the themes of the Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems and the Extinction Studies doctoral training program. Abstract: The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)…
The first talk in this series will be given by Professor Helen Roy from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology The seminars will be hosted on Zoom and organisers will send a Zoom link on registration. You can register for the series via Eventbrite
  A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Bradford Garvey – TBC Emily O’Dell – TBC
A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle -TBC
Poetry reading and discussion by Amita Sanghavi: poetry on the Omani mountains Ahmed al-Mashikhi & Kamela al-Barami: Shehret, Oman Mercy Geno Apache: Ugandan poetry Jordan Megolonyo: Akholi poetry Elena Vedernikova: Meadow Mari (Uralic) poetry Katrina Porteous: Northumberland poetry Hungary 2pm, Uganda 3pm, Oman4pm Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems LEEDS Poetry_20210519