Events

To publicise language events held at the University of Leeds, please contact language@leeds.ac.uk

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Centre for Language Education Research conversation led by Dr Richard Badger which considers the value of multilingual competence in additional language development. With discussants Dr. Dung Cao, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University and Dr. Dogus Oksuz, University of Leeds https://cler.leeds.ac.uk/events/cler-conversation-multilingual-competence-as-a-resource-for-language-learning/ https://sway.office.com/ejtH1jKmIxaoNsd6?ref=email
Join us for this CLER Conversation, led by Asier Calzada, CLER visiting doctoral researcher, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU. With discussants Prof María del Pilar García Mayo, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU & Dr Mohammad Javad Ahmadian, University of Leeds. https://cler.leeds.ac.uk/events/cler-conversation-engaging-language-pedagogies-for-young-people-in-multilingual-contexts/ https://sway.office.com/pn6kHFHbYxi8PFxh?ref=email
Do you use frequency lists, a collocation list, or other corpora tools in your language teaching? Have you ever wondered how the frequency lists are designed and collocations are gathered and analysed by computers? If yes, then it’s a pleasure to invite you to participate in the first CELT online event for this academic year…
Join us for this CLER Conversation, led by Prof Cecile De Cat with discussants Dr. Gill Main, and Rumana Hossain, Postgraduate Researcher, University of Leeds https://cler.leeds.ac.uk/events/cler-conversation-multilingualism-socio-economic-status-and-educational-success/ https://sway.office.com/6SYeCnUkTwAaUTFr?ref=email
Mike Baynham Talk: WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH INDEXICALITY?  Professor Mike Baynham, University of Leeds: https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/education/staff/117/professor-mike-baynham  Indexicality is a linguistic construct that I have started to find slightly troubling. It is a core, indeed pervasive element in the architecture of what one might broadly call contextual approaches to language analysis with all the blooming diversity that this…
The dynamics of reading and listening comprehension: developmental perspectives Prof Kate Cain (University of Lancaster) The product of successful reading (and listening) comprehension is a coherent and accurate representation of the state of affairs described in the text: a mental model. A number of language and cognitive skills support the real-time construction of the mental model; these…
Vigouroux, Cécile B. 2019. Language and (in) Hospitality: The Micropolitics of Hosting and Guesting. Language, Culture, and Society 1 (1): 31–58. Location: Zoom (contact Julia Snell for details) j.snell@leeds.ac.uk

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Urban multilingualism in early modern England Dr John Gallagher – School of History – University of Leeds England in the sixteenth and seventeenth century was abuzz with languages. Cities like London, Norwich, and Canterbury were were home to migrant communities speaking a wide variety of languages, while English-speakers were increasingly keen to learn continental vernaculars…
The programme is: Janet Watson, Barry Heselwood, Abdullah al-Mahri & Andrea Boom (Leeds): Context is (almost) everything: Emphatics in Mehri Suad al-Manji (SQU and Omani Ministry of Education): Climatic events in Oman: the role of narratives in resilience (Talk in Arabic) Saeed al-Mahri (Salalah and CELCE): Southern Arabia: Culture and extremism Dola al-Gady (Sohar University): مشروع توثيق اللغة الكمزارية…
Rosa, Jonathan and Nelson Flores. 2017. Unsettling race and language: Toward a raciolinguistic perspective. Language in Society, 46, 621–647. Location: Zoom (contact Julia Snell for details) j.snell@leeds.ac.uk  
We invite registrations for the fourth (online) event in the international AHRC Research Network Communicating the Unsayable: Learning at the Intersection of Language and the Arts (LILA), a partnership between University of Leeds and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Leeds Libraries, Pudsey Wellbeing Charity, Museu de Lleida and The British Museum. The theme of the event, which is co-hosted…
The online workshops have started up again after a summer break, and will be held twice monthly. On 14th September, we held a workshop on Soqotra, with presentations by Julian Jansen van Rendsburg, Miranda Morris and Alan Forrest. On 29th September a workshop will be held at 13.00 BST on Time. The programme is given…
Open to all – University staff, students and the general public In this talk, Leeds alumnus Andrew Disbury will explain how learning to speak Chinese has shaped his life, career and global outlook. Register on Eventbrite Andrew Disbury studied Chinese & French at the University of Leeds between 1980 and 1984, during which time he…
The ALiF Organising Committee is happy to announce that registration to the Arabic Linguistics Forum (ALiF) 2020 is now officially open. This year, due to the restrictions caused by Covid-19, ALiF will be held virtually by University of Leeds on June 30th – July 2nd. The finalised programme will be available shortly. Confirmed keynote speakers are:…
To overcome isolation during the pandemic, this year’s 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-2020/ for information.
CLER Distinguished Lecture and Symposium
The next online talk from the Business Confucius Institute features translator and interpreter Faruk Mardan. He will be sharing his observations about Chinese and UK business culture based on his interpreting experience in a variety of business situations. If this is of interest we hope you will be able to join us. Friday 29 May,…