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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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Cultural Genocide: Unpacking a Contested Concept Professor Uğur Ümit Üngör Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. He has published widely on mass violence and has received awards such as the Heineken Young Scientist Award by the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the Keetje Hodshon Prize from the Royal Netherlands…
Making up our Minds about Extinction Dr James Rosindell It is well known that humans are causing the extinction of species at an unprecedented rate. It is obvious to many of us that we should take steps to mitigate this catastrophe, and that our joint efforts so far have not been enough. A less obvious…
The Love to Read project: Co-designing a reading for pleasure programme with children, young people, teachers and other professionals Dr Emily Oxley (University of Edinburgh) Collaborative research practices, which involve children, young people, teachers and/or stakeholders partnering in research, draws upon the distinct, yet complementary knowledge, expertise and experience of each.  Collaborative research approaches have potential…
ThiPredicting biological invasions to prevent extinctions Professor Helen Roy from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology This talk is part of the seminar series connecting the themes of the Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems and the Extinction Studies doctoral training program. Abstract: The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)…
The first talk in this series will be given by Professor Helen Roy from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology The seminars will be hosted on Zoom and organisers will send a Zoom link on registration. You can register for the series via Eventbrite
Diana Mazgutova and Kamola Muradkasimova: Evaluating co-production as a guiding philosophy for EAP teacher training course development  CLER Conversation: Collaborative Relationships in Language Education Research with contributions from Dr Peter Hart and Dr Huahui Zhao This is will be chaired by School of Education postgraduate research Xiaowen Liu.  This paper is based on outcomes of an…
Accented Racism at Work Invited talk by Dr Vijay Ramjattan (University of Toronto) Discussions about accent and racism in the workplace typically concern the employment discrimination faced by racialized jobseekers with non-standardized accents. The purpose of this talk is to go beyond these discussions by considering the many ways in which accent sustains different forms…
How did disruption to Early Years Education during COVID-19 affect children’s cognitive development and academic progress in 2020-2021 Dr Catherine Davies (University of Leeds) Abstract In this talk I will present the findings of two projects investigating the effects of educational disruption during COVID-19 on young children. First, the Social Distancing and Development study focuses on children…
Writing development in two languages: A case study in two P’urhepecha-medium primary schools in Michoacán (Mexico) Invited talk by Dr Kate Bellamy (KU Leuven) Abstract: In this talk I investigate the development of writing skills in P’urhepecha and Spanish in the context of two P’urhepecha communities in Michoacán (Mexico) where P’urhepecha is the main home…
Statistics in linguistics and phonetics: Thoughts on independence and generalizability Invited talk by Bodo Winter (University of Birmingham) Linguistics and phonetics have undergone many quantitative revolutions that deeply affected the way data analysis is conducted, such as the shift away from significance tests like t-tests and ANOVAs to the generalized linear model framework. However, despite…