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Dr Ian Cushing (Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University) Discussants: Prof. Cecile De Cat (Linguistics), Prof. Alice Deignan and Dr Paula Clarke (Education) Abstract: Educational linguists across England and the USA have long critiqued deficit-based language ideologies, yet since the early 2010s, these have seen a marked resurgence in England’s education policy in narratives and interventions related…
Linguistic/Cultural Diversity in Teaching and Learning: Why it matters This is the first in a series of events discussing the role of linguistic and cultural diversity in teaching and learning. In this event, we are delighted to welcome five speakers from diverse disciplinary areas whose work intersects with this topic:     Standardised English and linguistic diversity in teaching: Challenging myths,…
Leah Henrickson (School of Media and Communication) This talk will explain what natural language generation (NLG) systems are, and how they’re currently being used. Examples from news articles, pieces of creative writing, and chatbots will be discussed with the audience to elucidate the potential positive/negative implications of these systems.
Professor Kristina Hultgren Since the turn of the millennium, most of Europe’s non-English-dominant nation states have seen a remarkable rise in English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI). To date, this rise has been attributed mainly to supranational drivers, such as internationalization, the Bologna Process and increased cross-border competition and collaboration. What has received less…
‘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…
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,…
The six invited keynote speakers are: Professor Zhao Yang, Professor He Lin, Professor Yuan Boping, Professor  Zhang Xinsheng (George), Professor Wang Jun, and Mr Su Liqun (David) to the Symposium. Use the following links to register, to download the programme, and to access the conference website for further information.
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 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…
The Corpus Linguistics satellite of Language@Leeds, in collaboration with BAAL Corpus Linguistics Special Interest Group, invites you to a free day of talks celebrating, exploring and interrogating the Past, Present and Potential of corpus linguistics from interdisciplinary perspectives.  Keynote speakers: Isobelle Clarke (Lancaster University) and David Wright (Nottingham Trent University).