Events

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Dr. Michele Zappavigna, University of New South Wales, Australia Picture characters and paralanguage: Modelling emoji-text relations in social media discourse                                     To attend the talk, please register here MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal…
Dr. Pei Soo Ang, University Malaya, Malaysia Advocating for inclusivity of people with disabilities through visual communication To attend the talk, please register here   MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research across disciplines. Multimodality…
Prof. Adam Jaworski, University of Hong Kong Sculptural Place Names: Between Elitism and Egalitarianism in Gentrified Urban Spaces To attend the talk, please register here   MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research across disciplines….
Dr Ian Cushing (Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University) Discussants: Prof. Cecile De Cat (Linguistics), Prof. Alice Deignan and Dr Paula Clarke (Education) Abstract: Educational linguists across England and the USA have long critiqued deficit-based language ideologies, yet since the early 2010s, these have seen a marked resurgence in England’s education policy in narratives and interventions related…
Fariha Salman                                     Title to be confirmed                                     To attend the talk, please register here MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research across disciplines. Multimodality draws attention to how meaning is made through…
Dr. Sara van Meerbergen, Stockholm University, Sweden Translation Studies meets Social Semiotics. Recontextualization of images and changing multimodal depictions of agency, gender and diversity in translated picture books and media for children.                                     To attend the talk, please register here MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality….
Prof. Louise Ravelli, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia                                     Museums and Communication in the 21st Century                                     To attend the talk, please register here MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research…
Languaged in Place: People; Pēpēhā and the resources of Peace Professor Alison Phipps As a second decolonial turn is taken in the wake of #BlackLivesMatters and the reappraisal of the histories of the British Empire languages and their propagations are called to account. In this lecture I will consider the myriad ways in which the…
Dr. William Feng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HongKong Tradition, modernity, and Chinese masculinity: The multimodal construction of ideal manhood in a reality dating show To attend the talk, please register here   MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for…
Dr Lauran Doak, Nottingham Trent University, UK Rethinking play and ‘play deficits’ in autism through multimodal analysis of playground video data.                                     To attend the talk, please register here   MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for…
Prof. Arlene Archer, University of Cape Town, South Africa A multimodal approach to English for academic purposes in contexts of diversity To attend the talk, please register here   MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research…

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Dr Maria Papadopoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Multimodal communication in emergent multilingual contexts: analyzing tutor-students’ interactions                                     To attend the talk, please register here   MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research across disciplines….
Linguistic/Cultural Diversity in Teaching and Learning: Why it matters This is the first in a series of events discussing the role of linguistic and cultural diversity in teaching and learning. In this event, we are delighted to welcome five speakers from diverse disciplinary areas whose work intersects with this topic:     Standardised English and linguistic diversity in teaching: Challenging myths,…
‘New approaches to (digital) social networks’ Prof Mikko Laitinen (University of Eastern Finland)   To view the recording, please click here. Social networks play a considerable role in language variation and change, and social network theory has offered a powerful tool in modeling how linguistic innovations spread into communities (Milroy 1987). However, existing work on…
Speaker:  Dr. Sumin Zhao & Chris Cummins, University of Edinburgh, UK To attend the talk, please register here
Leah Henrickson (School of Media and Communication) This talk will explain what natural language generation (NLG) systems are, and how they’re currently being used. Examples from news articles, pieces of creative writing, and chatbots will be discussed with the audience to elucidate the potential positive/negative implications of these systems.
‘The problem with problems: new methods for analysing problem-solving talk in the Clinton Email Corpus’ Dr Rachele de Felice (Open University)  In this talk, I present a corpus-based approach to detecting problem-solving talk in workplace emails. In particular, I will address the following two questions: 1) Can we automatically identify discussion of ‘problems’ in a…
Speaker: Prof. Lisa Björlund Boistrup, Malmö University, Sweden To attend the talk please register here:
‘Using CL to investigate nostalgia in migration discourses’ Dr Charlotte Taylor (University of Sussex) The recording of this talk is available through this link.  
Professor Kristina Hultgren Since the turn of the millennium, most of Europe’s non-English-dominant nation states have seen a remarkable rise in English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI). To date, this rise has been attributed mainly to supranational drivers, such as internationalization, the Bologna Process and increased cross-border competition and collaboration. What has received less…
Speaker: Prof Bessie Mitsikopoulou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece To attend the talk, please register here