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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…
#HumanityWashed Ashore: war, transmediatisation, multimodality and (de)humanisation By Jaime de Souza Júnior (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) Abstract: In 2015, a highly influential Western news agency intervened in the circulation of the digital event[i] #HumanityWashedAshore that first emerged on Twitter in Turkish as #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik. These hashtagged expressions inaugurated textual trajectories that trans/mediatised[ii] (i.e. re/circulated…
This workshop will introduce you to two exploratory methods to unveil intrinsic structure of data: clustering (an unsupervised approach where no class labels denoting an a priori partition of the objects are given) classification and regression (supervised approaches using known classes) Their application to linguistic research will be demonstrated by building appropriate feature vectors and…
This one-day workshop is on data simulation in R. The aim is to give you hands-on experience simulating data, which in turn will help you develop a deeper understanding of key concepts in statistical analysis and experimental design. Specifically, the workshop aims to help you: Understand the basic idea of how data simulation works Understand…
Sign languages as ‘super languages’? Evidence from the use of space in British Sign Language Dr Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham)

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The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. Abstract The keynote speaker will be Daniel Tang, Improbable Worlds Ltd. Computational models are powerful tools for the analysis of complex systems. However, when the dimension of a model’s state space becomes large it often becomes…
This is a talk is by Lydia, a final PhD student. Please feel free to bring your lunch.    
The next speaker on our Professionalisation Talk series will be Maria Cecilia Lipovsek. Cecilia is an Argentine Corporate, Diplomatic & Conference Interpreter with Spanish (A), English (B), and Portuguese (C) – trained under AIIC member Diana Merchant. She is also a Literary, Technical, and Scientific Translator with a degree from the IES en Lenguas Vivas, Juan Ramon Fernandez,…
This is a talk from Basma, a final year PhD student. Please feel free to bring your lunch.    
You’re warmly invited to the Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) welcome event and first seminar of 2018/19: Dr Rosemary Erlam: Teaching beginner learners of French through input-based tasks This talk describes a study that investigated the effectiveness of input-based language tasks with beginner learners of French. An aim of the study was to investigate…
The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in the series showcasing data analytics. Agenda 15.30-16.00- Big Data and Language – Dr Serge Sharoff, Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies 16.00-17.00- Big data applications for understanding climate solutions – Professor Jan Minx, Professor for Climate Change and Public Policy at the Priestley…
Speakers  Emilia Djonov (Macquarie University) and Chiao-I Tseng (University of Bremen) Abstract: A large body of research has established the need for systematic investigations into learners’ ever more pervasive engagement with new technologies and their competence in accessing, interpreting and authoring multimedia texts (cf. Buckingham 2003, Finch & Arrow 2017; Marsh et al. 2017). As…
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…
9.20 Introduction to workshop: Janet Watson, Jon Lovett & Diane Nelson 9.30–11.00 Diane Nelson, University of Leeds: Meadow Mari Jon Lovett, University of Leeds & Deryn Rees-Jones, University of Liverpool: Story telling and complex adaptive systems Janet C.E. Watson, University of Leeds & Leonid Kogan, National Research University, Moscow: What’s the time? Natural measurement of…
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…