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LIDA & L@L: Understanding complex inequalities through language research

Corpus Linguistics
Embracing Linguistic Diversity
Language and Society
Language Development & Cognition
Thursday 2 May 2024, 1-3pm
Room 1.01, Clarendon Building
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You are warmly invited to the upcoming LIDA and Language@Leeds event, aiming to bring together researchers across the University to foster interdisciplinary conversations and identify areas of potential collaboration.

Language@Leeds is a University-wide interdisciplinary network for language research. Our work tackles key societal questions through the rigorous study of language, using diverse methods and approaches, e.g., from experimental methods and natural language processing to ethnography and multimodal analysis.

Language can be a vehicle of social inclusion or exclusion in many contexts; in this event we focus on how we can understand complex inequalities through the study of language, engaging with a range of different stakeholders:

  • Reducing accent-based inequalities in Higher Education and beyond.
  • A linguistic ethnographic perspective on classroom interaction and inequalities.
  • Exploring inclusivity and bias in a survey on bilingualism, using latent class analysis.
  • Developing AI and NLP models to make democratic spaces more inclusive and accessible for all.

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The event will include presentations, a discussion and a networking session with refreshments. Please register to book a place.