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Clare Wright will discuss her ongoing work on eyetracking and the learning of Chinese characters, and Chen Yang will talk to us about her PhD plans to examine whether the noun phrase accessibility hierarchy predicts acquisition of Chinese relative clauses. If you would like to attend, please contact Chris Dixon (c.l.dixon@leeds.ac.uk) for a Teams invite.
Join us for the next online session of Multimodality Talks featuring Professor Øystein Gilje (UiO), Professor Henning Fjørtoft (NTNU), Post doc Eli Tronsmo (UiO), research fellow Åslaug Bjerke (UiO), associate professor Line Ingulfsen (USN) and associate professor Sigrid Ørevik (UiB) on ‘Assessment practices of multimodal compositions’ Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/multimodality-talks-assessment-practices-of-multimodal-compositions-tickets-135923824819 In this seminar we present the project Multimodal…
Cecile and Drasko will be discussing their current progress on the Quantifying Bilingual Experience project (https://q-bex.org/). If you would like to attend, please contact Chris Dixon (c.l.dixon@leeds.ac.uk) for a Teams invite.
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

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This is a workshop on Kumzari led by Dr Dola Algady from the University of Sohar. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME! We will start 2 hours later than normal for the rest of the Spring semester. The programme is as follows: Dola Algady, Muna AlBadaai, and Makeyya AlKumzari (University of Sohar): The boat trip from Khasab…
Speaker: Richard Porter: https://friendsofsoqotra.org/pdfs/Socotra%20bird%20update-05-2020.pdf I will talk about the variety of wildlife that makes this World Heritage Site such a global hotspot of endemism. I will dwell particularly on birds that I have been studying since my first visit in 1993. I will also cover the wildlife conservation history and particularly the actions that have…
Serge Sharoff, Vania Dimitova and Eric Atwell want to start a seminar / reading group on Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. They would like to bring together PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who work in the areas of AI for text analytics and corpus linguistics, to discuss the latest research developments and…
The link to the session is available upon registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/multimodality-talks-dr-seray-ibrahim-tickets-131536189283 Interactions involving non speaking children with physical disabilities and their conversation partners offer a rich use case for illustrating key features of multimodal communication: exemplifying how agents work together to co-construct meaning, and that all parties draw on a range of material resources within…
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
The last meeting of the Language and/or Nature in South Arabia Workshop in 2020 will take place on Tuesday 8th at 13:00 GMT.  We will be back in January. The programme is as follows: – Samuel Liebhaber (Middlebury College): Presentation on the Digital Exhibit:  When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra – Anna Fancett (Sultan…
We are pleased to invite you to our first meeting of the Multimodality Reading Group.    One of the five papers that we selected for this meeting presents Ledin and Machin’s discussion on Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL)’s influence on multimodal research and the suitability of appropriating concepts and analytical models from SFL into multimodal analysis, specifically…
The UCL Visual and Multimodal Forum, the University of Leeds Multimodality@Leeds and the University of Stockholm are pleased to invite you to the first of a series of jointly organized talks on multimodality. The first talk will be given by Professor Rodney Jones (University of Reading, UK) on The invasion of the body snatchers: Synthetic embodiment and metalinguistic…
Effects of code-switching on the processing of emotional words Aleksandra Tomic (UiT – Arctic University of Norway) Many phenomena in psycholinguistics have been studied using artificial paradigms due to laboratory limitations. Code-switching, a highly socially regulated practice, may be one of the phenomena experimentally studied with the least regard for the environment it appears in…
This talk presents an analysis of various standardised language policy mechanisms currently circulating in secondary schools in England and the processes by which these are interpreted, enacted and resisted by teachers. In particular, I focus on a cluster of top-down mechanisms which textually reproduce and propagate the standard language ideology, such as national curricula documents,…