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You’re warmly invited to the first session of the new Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) Creative Conversation Series: Join us for a conversation in the new series which brings together interested stakeholders to better understand one another’s agendas and perspectives and to explore the potential for mutually beneficial engagement.    Language in the academy…
A French research talk, to be given by our colleague Dr. Nigel Armstrong  (Leeds) Summary Zazie dans le Métro (published 1959; Zazie hereafter) has the distinction of belonging to the select group of novels with a famous first line, along with Moby-Dick, Swann’s Way and a few others. ‘Doukipudonktan’ seems to proclaim right from the outset Queneau’s…
The Workshop on Computational Approaches to Morphologically Rich  Languages (#CAMRL2018) is organised by the Centre for Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies at the University of Leeds. This one-day workshop aims to bring together established specialists and postgraduate research students working in the field of computational morphology and morphosyntax. The Workshop will feature plenary talks by Dunstan Brown from the…
Multilingualism and multiliteracy in primary school children in India: Linguistic and cognitive effects. A starting point of this research is that bilingualism and multilingualism have revealed cognitive advantages and good learning skills in children raised in Western societies. Multilingualism is the norm in India. However, rather than enjoying cognitive and learning advantages, multilingual Indian children show  low levels of…
In this workshop, you will learn now to use the intuitive Builder interface PsychoPy. 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 will show you how to extend those simple experiments into more…
Research Seminar Series in Interpreting and Translation Studies Supported by the LCS Strategic Research Development Fund Abstract The design of community interpreting research studies can incorporate triangulation of research data using different methodologies in order to test or explore the same phenomena from different perspectives (Hale & Napier, in press). This approach is typically referred…
You are invited to take part in the next seminar of Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) Seminar Series in 2017/18 Professor Leketi Makalela, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa & City University of New York, USA Research on multilingual education is replete with critiques of ways of knowing that are conceived from what is…
Research talk by Dr Cat Davies (Linguistics & Phonetics) Inferencing is essential for children’s understanding of extended discourse, but relatively little is known about which experiences might encourage inferencing skills during the preschool years. Using a randomised control trial, we tested the effect of increasing exposure to inferential questions during shared book reading on 4-year-olds’…
For the next meeting of the Arabic PGR group, we are glad to host a talk by Dr. Barry Heselwood about “Makhraj al-ḥarf and related terms in early Arabic phonetics”. Abstract to follow: “There are essentially two reasons for looking at the phonetic descriptions of Arabic by what have come to be called the ‘early Arab grammarians’. Firstly,…
You are invited to take part in the next seminar of Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) Seminar Series in 2017/18 Dr. Elaine Lopez is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Newcastle University. She joined Newcastle University in September 2016, moving from the University of Leeds. Her primary research area is formal linguistic (generative) approaches to Second…