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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
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…
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…
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,…

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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).
The multimodal construction of interculturality, authenticity and authority in YouTube videos Dr Jenifer Ho, City University of Hong Kong [Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multimodality-talks-series-jenifer-ho-tickets-247167533747 and you’ll receive a zoom link.] Abstract YouTube is increasingly used as a platform for knowledge sharing and construction. This trend is reinforced and popularised by the COVID-19 pandemic which results in an increasing…
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…
Please come and see the breadth of L@L research through presentations and a poster session and discuss opportunities for new interdisciplinary collaborations. https://www.latl.leeds.ac.uk/languageleeds-triennal-showcase-2022/ The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simone Buitendijk, will formally open the proceedings at 16.00
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…
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…
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)…