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Writing development in two languages: A case study in two P’urhepecha-medium primary schools in Michoacán (Mexico) Invited talk by Dr Kate Bellamy (KU Leuven) Abstract: In this talk I investigate the development of writing skills in P’urhepecha and Spanish in the context of two P’urhepecha communities in Michoacán (Mexico) where P’urhepecha is the main home…

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Statistics in linguistics and phonetics: Thoughts on independence and generalizability Invited talk by Bodo Winter (University of Birmingham) Linguistics and phonetics have undergone many quantitative revolutions that deeply affected the way data analysis is conducted, such as the shift away from significance tests like t-tests and ANOVAs to the generalized linear model framework. However, despite…
Invited talk by Rachel Kan (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Abstract: The identification of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) remains a thorny issue in bilingual children, due to the lack of appropriate standardised tests and norms. In Hong Kong, 8-10% of children present with speech and/or language difficulties, and around 8% of the population are heritage speakers…
This meeting was proposed by Liling Siew, aiming at obtaining a review of multimodal research and discussing some basic concepts of social semiotics. The reading materials for this meeting are: Glossary from Van Leeuwen, T. (1999). Speech, Music, Sound. London: Macmillan. Appendix from Hodge, R. and Kress, G. (1988). Social Semiotics. Cambridge: Polity Press. Book chapter: Adami, E….
This year’s linguistics PGR conference will be held online, through the combination of a specially-created OSF repository and an online meeting. Please see https://www.latl.leeds.ac.uk/linguistics-pgr-virtual-poster-conference-2021/ for information.
A live talk followed by a Q and A session investigating accent bias in the workplace. Accent is one of the most salient signals of social background in Britain, yet its role in impeding social mobility and professional advancement remains under-examined. In this talk, Professor Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University of London) will introduce the problem of accent-based…
  A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Bradford Garvey – TBC Emily O’Dell – TBC
Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.se/e/chiao-i-tseng-emilia-djonov-discourse-semantics-of-time-and-tickets-132782256303 and you’ll receive a link to attend the talk Dr Chiao-I Tseng, University of Bremen, Germany and Dr. Emilia Djonov, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Abstract: In this talk, we present an analytical approach to children’s interpretations of time in filmic and interactive narratives. This is part of our ongoing collaborative research…
The Ironic Spirit and Citizen Sociolinguistics Betsy Rymes (The University of Pennsylvania/Graduate School of Education) Citizen sociolinguistics refers to the activity that everyday people engage in when they talk about their views on language. Someone who writes an Urban Dictionary definition for “Jawn” is doing Citizen Sociolinguists. Someone who posts a YouTube video about “How…
Jake Gill (高健), CEO of the character writing app Skritter, is a former Mandarin teacher and a lifelong learner. Language enthusiasts and Chinese learners will benefit from his personal and professional insights into learning, teaching and making Chinese characters stick. Chinese characters attract and intimidate learners in equal measure. Characters can just as easily be…
A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle -TBC