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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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The latest in our regular lunchtime research discussions
Diane Nelson and Janet Watson will be presenting the lunchtime seminar on ‘Reindeer, camels and linguistic human rights’. This will be followed by a discussion around endangered language documentation, the commonalities of endangered language communities, and linguistic human rights.
In this discussion, Simon Green will introduce ideas for developing a cross-University research project.
We are delighted to announce that Professor David Crystal will give a talk on Monday 9th March (5.15-6.30pm) entitled: ‘Language BLANK Literature: from Conjunction to Preposition.’
Language at Leeds is pleased to announce the second speaker in our distinguished speaker series, Professor Nicola McLelland (Nottingham University), who will speak on “The History of Teaching and Learning Languages in England, 1500-2000”.
18th February 2015, 12pm – 1pm: Lunchtime research discussion, Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Seminar Room 1. Robbie Williams (Philosophy). Why be nice when interpreting the words of others?
As the awareness that language use is fundamentally multimodal gains traction across the board, challenging issues arise concerning how this can most effectively be studied. The idea that verbal language and its theoretical treatment may provide a suitable ‘template’ for signifying practices in general has been discussed and practiced at least since Saussure.
Film reviews are clearly a text type centred around evaluation; and, as with all genres, the ways in which evaluation is realised reflect – and contribute to constructing – the conventions and assumptions of the socio-cultural context that they inhabit. In this presentation I will outline a currently influential approach to the analysis of evaluation, the appraisal model.
Language@Leeds will be showcasing a selection of language projects from units across the University in the Woodhouse Suite on 12th January 2015 from 13.30. This will be followed by a wine reception. Please join us.
November 19th, 12pm – 1pm: Lunchtime research discussion, Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Seminar Room 1. Professor Theo Raynor (Healthcare): Title to be announced