Events

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This seminar is the first of a series as part of the AHRC-funded initiative “Ethics and Aesthetics of Encountering the Other: New Frameworks for Engaging with Difference (ETHER)” How we see and hear the other is often shaped through our attachment to ideas, images and ideologies about ourselves, others and the world. Language ideologies, for…
UK time: 16.00-18.00 hrs Mexico time: 10.00-12.00 hrs Introduction: Language and Energy, Professor Jon Lovett, School of Geography, University of Leeds. Short video: La Energía de los Pueblos (in Spanish) produced by Marie Combe Key note presentation: Energy autonomy for the defense of the territory. An initiative from cooperativism in Sierra norte de Puebla. Sandra…
Linguistic diversity can be the source of implicit bias: often without realising it, we judge others based on how we interpret their accent, their use of regional language traits, their choice of vocabulary.  On Friday 23rd of April (11:00-13:00), CELT and L@L are hosting an event to shed light on linguistic diversity from multiple points…
Napoleon will be giving a talk titled: ‘Bilingualism in Children with Developmental Disorders: From Language and Cognition to Human Rights’. If you would like to attend, please contact Chris Dixon (c.l.dixon@leeds.ac.uk) for a Teams invite
A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Leonid Kogan –  Recent lexicographic research on Soqotri with an emphasis on the comparative-historical dimension For further information about the programme and access to the Zoom event please contact us: http://J.C.E.Watson@ leeds.ac.uk russellkamala@gmail.com…
Panel on Counter-Narratives in Language Education Research Toward a Raciolinguistic Genealogical Perspective on Language Education Policy  Dr Nelson Flores  (University of Pennsylvania)   Abstract: This presentation proposes raciolinguistic genealogy as a methodological approach to the study of language education. It briefly defines three components of this approach: 1) a genealogical stance that brings attention to…
You’re warmly invited to this CLER & Language@Leeds conversation with Dr Nelson Flores, University of Pennsylvania and Dr Giovanna Fassetta, University of Glasgow, with contributions from University of Leeds colleagues: Dr Daniel Fobi, Dr Kate Spowage and Rumana Hossain. The speakers’ presentations in diverse areas of language education inquiry will lead to a more general reflection. Join us…
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
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…
  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

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A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Jerzy Wierzbicki – Eroding of traditions, eroding of presence Miranda Morris – Researching oral art in Soqotra: challenges, observations and choices made For further information about the programme and access to the Zoom…
We are glad to invite you to the second Research Talk of 2021 hosted by the Arabic PGR Satellite group. Dr David Wilmsen (American University of Sharjah) will give a talk entitled A new perspective on Arabic grammatical šī: functions and possible origins In the Arabic dialects in which it operates, the grammatical particle šī, also…
Professor Kobus Marais, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa  Abstract:  In translation studies, African contexts have not only been underrepresented (Chibamba2018), but they have also largely been limited to postcolonial theoretical constructs (e.g.Bandia 2007; Meintjies & Inggs 2010; Kruger 2012; Naude 2017 [in bible translation]). It is only recently that African has been receiving more attention – and…
The Leeds Child Development Unit at the University of Leeds is hosting a researcher-practitioner online workshop on children’s descriptive vocabulary on Thursday March 18th, 1-5pm GMT. Event description: The role of vocabulary breadth and depth in children’s achievement at school and beyond is well recognised. One way of enriching vocabulary is through descriptive language. Classroom and clinical practice is designed to…
Cities have always been sites where people, languages and cultures come into contact, and where linguistic difference can build solidarities and spark conflicts. Language shapes urban identities in constantly changing ways, while multilingualism impacts urban government now as in the past. This speculative conversation acts as an invitation to an interdisciplinary group of colleagues working…
Speaker: Professor Paul Roe, QUT, Brisbane, Australia p.roe@qut.edu.au Abstract The Australian Acoustic Observatory (A2O) is a continental-scale acoustic sensor network, recording for a five-year period across multiple Australian ecosystems. The observatory comprises 360 continuously recording acoustic sensors and over its 5-year lifetime will collect over two Petabytes of data: two millennia of sound. It is…
Business Confucius Institute talk For details please see on our website here, and registration is via Eventbrite.
Assessing homonymic awareness in children from diverse linguistic backgrounds Lydia Gunning (University of Leeds) Homonymous words are defined as those which have multiple, unrelated meanings, but each meaning of the word has identical spelling and pronunciation. Whilst homonyms are rife within the English language, there is a paucity of research exploring homonymic awareness in children,…
What Exactly is Race Got to do With a Nice Place Like Leeds? Intersecting Race, Identity and the Pleasure of Second Language Learning The main question I am asking in this presentation is: How and why race plays a role in learning a second language, namely English as a Second Language? To answer this question,…
A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Fabio Gasparini – Glottalisation from a comparative perspective Gisela Tomé Lourido, Janet Watson, Andrea Boom, Carlos Jair Martínez Albarracín – Vowels in Mehri Jarred Brewster – The phonemic status of long vowels in Sheret Barry Heselwood and…