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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,…
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).
Interjections, historical repertoires, and socio-pragmatic variation in early modern English Dr Mel Evans (School of English, University of Leeds) Interjections, so the traditional view goes, are troublesome for linguists. Their formal properties do not fit with the criteria conventionally used to differentiate language from non-language, yet most speakers of a language, such as English, would…
Teaching assistant delivered 1:1 reading intervention for children in Key Stage 2 of primary education Dr Paula Clarke – School of Education, University of Leeds This presentation will provide an overview of the REACH Primary project which was a randomised controlled efficacy trial funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). It will cover the development…
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…
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…
The Love to Read project: Co-designing a reading for pleasure programme with children, young people, teachers and other professionals Dr Emily Oxley (University of Edinburgh) Collaborative research practices, which involve children, young people, teachers and/or stakeholders partnering in research, draws upon the distinct, yet complementary knowledge, expertise and experience of each.  Collaborative research approaches have potential…