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Professor Asifa Majid has accepted our invitation to be the L@L Distinguished Speaker for 2019-2020. Prof. Majid is an acclaimed specialist in Language, Communication and Cultural Cognition. She was appointed Inspirational Research Leader at the University of York in 2018. She is currently leading a large research project on “Language as key to perceptual diversity:…
15:30 – 16:30:  Round table discussion (Michael Sadler SR 3.40) 17:00 – 18:00: Research talk: “Learner corpora and SLA theory: the importance of task design” (Clothworkers North Building LT  2.31 (Cinema))
Vigouroux, Cécile B. 2019. Language and (in) Hospitality: The Micropolitics of Hosting and Guesting. Language, Culture, and Society 1 (1): 31–58. [Available online: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332386682_Language_and_inhospitality_The_micropolitics_of_hosting_and_guesting
CLER Distinguished Lecture and Symposium
“The dynamics of reading and listening comprehension: developmental perspectives” 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 include vocabulary, grammar, higher-level discourse skills…
Call for Papers The aim of this international conference is to provide a forum for academic and scholarly exchange on the linguistics of the Arabic language family, for researchers from across Europe and the Middle East, and beyond. Invited Speakers: Nancy Hawker (The Aga Khan University) Stuart Davis (Indiana University) Ahmad al-Jallad (Ohio State University)…
Call for Papers This year, the University of Leeds will hold a pre-Arabic Linguistics Forum (ALiF) study-day on the Arabic dialects of the Arabian Peninsula, on June 30th, 2020. On this day, Marjin Van Putten (Leiden University) and Barry Haselwood (University of Leeds) will be in conversation on phonation (title TBC). Abstracts are also invited for the pre-Forum…

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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…
You’re all invited to our next Multimodality research talk by Dr Elizabeth Dobson (University of Huddersfield) Abstract: Music technology is a STEAM (STEM+Arts) subject, offering professional opportunities across a range of creative and technical careers (Sterne & Rodgers, 2011). Our audio industries are predominantly (>90%) male (Abtan, 2016; Born & Devine, 1993, 2015; Dobson, 2018;…
Sauntson, H. 2015. Sexualities equality and diversity training in UK schools: An appraisal analysis of teachers’ reflections, attitudes and experiences. In A. Jule (ed) Shifting Visions: Gender and Discourses. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Scholars Press. 168-190.
Please join us to the launch event of the Languages@Leeds PGR Group. During the launch event, there will be a quick presentation of the Group and its goals, followed by an informal chat over tea and biscuits where we will discuss the proposed activities and any ideas or suggestions to bring this Group to life….
Language and Society Reading Group: Jaspers, Jürgen. 2019. Advocating heteroglossia, dominating publics? Kings Working Papers in Urban Language and Literacies 248. [Available online:https://www.academia.edu/38080136/WP248_Jaspers_2019._Advocating_heteroglossia_dominating_publics]  
Language and Culture at Leeds atudies connections between how we communicate and the cultures and worlds we create. Central to our research is an interest in what happens when these worlds collide. We ask, ‘How do people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, worldviews, past memories, present practices and future visions meet and engage with…
In this workshop, you will learn now to use the intuitive Builder interface PsychoPy, including some of its recently developmed features (e.g. running studies online). This interface aims to be easy enough for use in undergraduate teaching, yet flexible enough for high-precision experimental psychology. Getting started with basic experiments is really easy, but this workshop…
English for Speakers of Other Languages: Policy and Citizenship in Practice A two-day seminar to explore current issues for the field of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), adult migrants in the UK learning the dominant language of their new home. It is now ten years since the end of the Skills for Life policy and…
Calling doctoral researchers and staff!    Are you interested in attending a small ‘forensic linguistic and corpus-based research symposium/mini-conference’ on Wednesday 20th November from 9.30 to 2.30. There will be 5 speakers on a range of topics of interest in forensic linguistics and corpus-based research, with a coffee break, and finishing with a buffet lunch. Please…
Speaker: Draško Kašćelan, University of Leeds Abstract: A large body of literature has indicated executive function benefits in bilinguals (see Barac et al., 2014 for a review). On the other hand, the same area has been reported as an area of difficulty in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (Schuh & Eigisti, 2012). Considering these…