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Please come and see the breadth of L@L research through presentations and a poster session and discuss opportunities for new interdisciplinary collaborations. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simone Buitendijk, will formally open the proceedings at 16.00 The full programme will be available from the 10th of March.
We are delighted to announce that Tony McEnery, Distinguished Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University, has accepted our invitation.  Details of the event will be posted in January.

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The Ironic Spirit and Citizen Sociolinguistics Betsy Rymes (The University of Pennsylvania/Graduate School of Education) Citizen sociolinguistics refers to the activity that everyday people engage in when they talk about their views on language. Someone who writes an Urban Dictionary definition for “Jawn” is doing Citizen Sociolinguists. Someone who posts a YouTube video about “How…
Jake Gill (高健), CEO of the character writing app Skritter, is a former Mandarin teacher and a lifelong learner. Language enthusiasts and Chinese learners will benefit from his personal and professional insights into learning, teaching and making Chinese characters stick. Chinese characters attract and intimidate learners in equal measure. Characters can just as easily be…
A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle -TBC
We are glad to invite you to the third Research Talk of 2021 hosted by the Arabic PGR Satellite group. Dr Saussan Khalil (Cambridge University) will give a talk entitled Arabic writing in the Digital Age Traditionally, the acceptable form for Arabic writing was the fuṣḥā form, and yet we see in the digital age the…
As part of the Yemen in Conflict project, LAAF in partnership with Writing on the Wall brings together four Yemeni female poets. About this event Yemen in Conflict is an ongoing project between LAAF, the University of Liverpool and the University of Leeds. The project has involved people who are passionate about Yemen, its poetry and…
Poetry reading and discussion by Amita Sanghavi: poetry on the Omani mountains Ahmed al-Mashikhi & Kamela al-Barami: Shehret, Oman Mercy Geno Apache: Ugandan poetry Jordan Megolonyo: Akholi poetry Elena Vedernikova: Meadow Mari (Uralic) poetry Katrina Porteous: Northumberland poetry Hungary 2pm, Uganda 3pm, Oman4pm Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems LEEDS Poetry_20210519
You’re warmly invited to this CLER & Language@Leeds conversation with Dr Nelson Flores, University of Pennsylvania and Dr Giovanna Fassetta, University of Glasgow, with contributions from University of Leeds colleagues: Dr Daniel Fobi, Dr Kate Spowage and Rumana Hossain. The speakers’ presentations in diverse areas of language education inquiry will lead to a more general reflection. Join us…
Panel on Counter-Narratives in Language Education Research Toward a Raciolinguistic Genealogical Perspective on Language Education Policy  Dr Nelson Flores  (University of Pennsylvania)   Abstract: This presentation proposes raciolinguistic genealogy as a methodological approach to the study of language education. It briefly defines three components of this approach: 1) a genealogical stance that brings attention to…
Join us for our next session in the Multimodality Talks Series: When: 14th May 2021 12.00-1.30pm GMT Time Where: Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/najma-al-zidjali-covid-19-whatsapp-stickers-as-public-signs-in-oman-tickets-132315885375 and you’ll receive a link to attend the talk Covid-19 WhatsApp Stickers as Public Signs in Oman Dr Najma Al Zidjaly, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman Abstract: In this paper, I…
The programme is as follows: Amer al-Kathiri: الأصوات الانفجارية في اللهجات العمانية Leonid Kogan (Keynote speaker): Recent Lexicographic Research on Soqotri, with an Emphasis on the Comparative-Historical Dimension To attend the workshop if you are not on the distribution list, please contact Janet Watson: j.c.e.watson@leeds.ac.uk