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Distinguished Speaker Lecture. Prof Judy Clegg: Children’s communication and their life chances

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  Distinguished Speaker 2024: Prof Judy Clegg (University of Sheffield) Judy Clegg is a Professor of Speech and Language Therapy in the School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield. She is the Professional Lead for Speech and Language Therapy and Director of Innovation. She is a Trustee of Speech and Language...

CELCE Talk. Prof Ian Maddieson: What accounts for the geographical distribution of tone languages?

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Speaker: Professor Ian Maddieson (University of New Mexico). Title: What accounts for the geographical distribution of tone languages? (with a discursus on the frequency of tones) Abstract: “Languages without tone occur widely distributed throughout the world with the notable exception of sub-Saharan Africa, whereas languages with tone are concentrated in regions relatively close to the equator where...

Research Talk: "On the hunt for obsolescing grammatical dialect features" by Dr Laura Rupp

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Speaker: Dr Laura Rupp (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Title: On the hunt for obsolescing grammatical dialect features Abstract: Britain (2008: 1) noted: “In studying language change, variationists are, naturally perhaps, more interested in the new innovative form than in the conservative one”. However, there has been a modest body of research that has studied old or...