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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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Diane Nelson and Janet Watson are convening the second Language at Leeds Endangered Languages workshop at the LHRI on 16th March. Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Director of ELDP, SOAS, will present and hold a practical session in the morning. Presentations from academic and PGR researchers of various endangered languages will take place in the afternoon.
This is the latest Language at Leeds Distinguished Speaker Talk, by Professor Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London). Abstract   I will start engaging the audience into a thought experiment: “What if the study of language started from signed, rather than spoken, languages?”. I will argue that if we started from signed languages we would have first studied…
Invited talk by Hans van de Koot (UCL) As is well-known, sentences denoting polar alternatives can be embedded under a wide range of predicates and can also appear in subject position. These environments all allow ‘inside negation’ polar questions (INPQs), which are typically associated with a bias towards the negative alternative and license NPIs. However,…
As part of its Sadler Seminar Series 2016, the Leeds Voices project is delighted to welcome Dr Suzanne Hall (LSE) to the Leeds Humanities Research Institute. Dr Suzanne Hall (LSE) presents a seminar on Superdiversity and trans-ethnography on Thursday 4th February, 2:00-3:30pm in Seminar Room 1, Leeds Humanities Research Institute. There will be time for…
The second session of the reading group on Multimodality will take place on 4th February, 1 to 2.30pm, in Michael Sadler SR (LG10). For our next session we will discuss the following works, which analyse different kinds of communicative artefact/event, with each bringing a specific theoretical perspective to multimodal analysis: on printed documents: Delin, J., Bateman,…
Dmitri Sitchinava, Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Ukrainian is a language with many online resources but it is still under-represented in the world of linguistic corpora, as it lacks a comprehensive national-like corpus. However, there are some teams that work on separate projects, including the…
You are warmly invited to participate in the first of a series of events on multimodality. As a phenomenon of communication, the term ‘multimodality’ is being increasingly used in the arts, humanities and social sciences to refer to the combination of multiple resources to make meaning. As an interdisciplinary field, it provides a diverse range…
The Workshop on Animacy in Language and Cognition will be held on 9 November 2015 at the LHRI. The programme and information about registration can be found at https://animacyleeds.wordpress.com/. All are welcome to attend.
Language @ Leeds Distinguished Speakers Series Prof. John E. Joseph, University of Edinburgh  ‘Abstract and Concrete’ Linguists, philosophers and psychologists appear largely unaware of how inconsistently they deploy the term abstract and concrete, within each field as well as across them. Sometimes a core agreement can be detected, yet looking back in time we find…
Julia Snell (English) and Gerry Howley (University of Salford) will be discussing: Ethnographic methods in sociolinguistics: Two case studies