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Creating resources in and for San Francisco del Mar Huave, a near-dormant language Dr Yuni Kim (University of Essex) The Huaves are a marginalised ethnic group occupying four villages – each with its own variety of the Indigenous language, which is an isolate – on the Pacific coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca State,…

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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.
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,…
We are delighted to announce that the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Postgraduate Research Conference 2020 will be hosted on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May 2020. This conference is scheduled as an online conference under the theme “Conducting Research in Challenging Times”. We have an array of presenters who will share their research and reflect on research…
If you would like to attend this talk online, please email language@leeds.ac.uk by the 11th of May at the latest. “Learner corpora and SLA theory: the importance of task design” (abstract to be posted soon) Florence Myles, University of Essex Learner corpora are becoming a significant asset for second language acquisition research, and are becoming…
Collocational Processing in L1 and L2: The Effects of Word Frequency, Collocational Frequency, and Association Dogus Oksuz (School of Education, University of Leeds) This study investigated the effects of individual word frequency, collocational frequency and transitional probabilities on L1 and L2 collocational processing. An acceptability judgment task was administered to advanced L2 and L1 speakers…
5th May 1pm BST Farida al-Manji (CoAS, Rustaq) & Suad al-Manji (Ministry of Education, Muscat):   (أدوات الاستفهام، و أسماء الإشارة في لهجات شمال عمان ( لهجة إبراء Hammal al-Balushi (ULeeds):  The status of the pharyngeal *ʕ and the glottal stop in Harsusi Denzil Phillips(advisor to Ministry of Environment, Oman):    Frankincense in Dhofar Ibrahim al-Mahri (Salalah): …
THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE PERIOD OF CONFINEMENT. 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…
Online workshop on Language and/or Nature in Southern Arabia The  workshop will run from 1pm BST to enable participants in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Qatar and the UAE to finish in time to break the fast during Ramadan. The workshops focus on, but are not exclusive to, early career researchers and speakers of the languages…
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…
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….