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In this workshop, we will use the R package ‘tidyverse’ to pre-process and tidy sample datasets of different types (binary, categorical, continuous) and explore the data visually. Then we will discuss some basic principles underlying data analysis and learn how and when to apply these techniques, with a focus on linear regressions. The workshop will be taught by Dr Lauren…
You’re invited to our next talk in Multimodality, by Jennifer Blunden (University of Technology, Sydney) Everyone welcome (also to bring your lunch). Jennifer Blunden, University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)  In recent years, the amount of verbal text that typically appears with displayed art in museum exhibitions and collections has increased dramatically, as museums embrace an ever-expanding…
All are invited to register (free) to the following Language at Leeds Pedagogical Linguistics Event.    This workshop asks what more we can do in SLA research which is of direct benefit to the language classroom, beyond intervention studies. The same question will be addressed from the two different theoretical orientations: Generative SLA and Instructed SLA. …
Sign languages as ‘super languages’? Evidence from the use of space in British Sign Language Dr Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham)

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EAL Workshops Calling all EAL practitioners! We are pleased to announce a series of free CPD workshops led by experts within the field. These workshops will be held at the University of Leeds on Wednesday afternoons from 16.30-18.00 pm. Spaces will be limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible through Eventbrite. Registration is…
This one-day workshop is on data simulation in R. The aim is to give you hands-on experience simulating data, which in turn will help you develop a deeper understanding of key concepts in statistical analysis and experimental design. Specifically, the workshop aims to help you: Understand the basic idea of how data simulation works Understand…
This workshop will introduce you to two exploratory methods to unveil intrinsic structure of data: clustering (an unsupervised approach where no class labels denoting an a priori partition of the objects are given) classification and regression (supervised approaches using known classes) Their application to linguistic research will be demonstrated by building appropriate feature vectors and…
This workshop will provide a practical introduction to the R statistical programming language and to the RStudio integrated development environment, which provides a powerful interface for working with R. This workshop is designed to support the one-day Power and Data Simulation workshop being held the following week. This shorter (two-hour) introductory workshop will help those…
You’re warmly invited to the first session of the new Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) Creative Conversation Series: Join us for a conversation in the new series which brings together interested stakeholders to better understand one another’s agendas and perspectives and to explore the potential for mutually beneficial engagement.    Language in the academy…
#HumanityWashed Ashore: war, transmediatisation, multimodality and (de)humanisation By Jaime de Souza Júnior (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) Abstract: In 2015, a highly influential Western news agency intervened in the circulation of the digital event[i] #HumanityWashedAshore that first emerged on Twitter in Turkish as #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik. These hashtagged expressions inaugurated textual trajectories that trans/mediatised[ii] (i.e. re/circulated…
A French research talk, to be given by our colleague Dr. Nigel Armstrong  (Leeds) Summary Zazie dans le Métro (published 1959; Zazie hereafter) has the distinction of belonging to the select group of novels with a famous first line, along with Moby-Dick, Swann’s Way and a few others. ‘Doukipudonktan’ seems to proclaim right from the outset Queneau’s…
The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics is pleased to present the next seminar in our series showcasing data analytics. Abstract The keynote speaker will be Daniel Tang, Improbable Worlds Ltd. Computational models are powerful tools for the analysis of complex systems. However, when the dimension of a model’s state space becomes large it often becomes…
This is a talk is by Lydia, a final PhD student. Please feel free to bring your lunch.    
The next speaker on our Professionalisation Talk series will be Maria Cecilia Lipovsek. Cecilia is an Argentine Corporate, Diplomatic & Conference Interpreter with Spanish (A), English (B), and Portuguese (C) – trained under AIIC member Diana Merchant. She is also a Literary, Technical, and Scientific Translator with a degree from the IES en Lenguas Vivas, Juan Ramon Fernandez,…