Events

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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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Professor Kobus Marais, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa  Abstract:  In translation studies, African contexts have not only been underrepresented (Chibamba2018), but they have also largely been limited to postcolonial theoretical constructs (e.g.Bandia 2007; Meintjies & Inggs 2010; Kruger 2012; Naude 2017 [in bible translation]). It is only recently that African has been receiving more attention – and…
The Leeds Child Development Unit at the University of Leeds is hosting a researcher-practitioner online workshop on children’s descriptive vocabulary on Thursday March 18th, 1-5pm GMT. Event description: The role of vocabulary breadth and depth in children’s achievement at school and beyond is well recognised. One way of enriching vocabulary is through descriptive language. Classroom and clinical practice is designed to…
Cities have always been sites where people, languages and cultures come into contact, and where linguistic difference can build solidarities and spark conflicts. Language shapes urban identities in constantly changing ways, while multilingualism impacts urban government now as in the past. This speculative conversation acts as an invitation to an interdisciplinary group of colleagues working…
Speaker: Professor Paul Roe, QUT, Brisbane, Australia p.roe@qut.edu.au Abstract The Australian Acoustic Observatory (A2O) is a continental-scale acoustic sensor network, recording for a five-year period across multiple Australian ecosystems. The observatory comprises 360 continuously recording acoustic sensors and over its 5-year lifetime will collect over two Petabytes of data: two millennia of sound. It is…
Business Confucius Institute talk For details please see on our website here, and registration is via Eventbrite.
Assessing homonymic awareness in children from diverse linguistic backgrounds Lydia Gunning (University of Leeds) Homonymous words are defined as those which have multiple, unrelated meanings, but each meaning of the word has identical spelling and pronunciation. Whilst homonyms are rife within the English language, there is a paucity of research exploring homonymic awareness in children,…
What Exactly is Race Got to do With a Nice Place Like Leeds? Intersecting Race, Identity and the Pleasure of Second Language Learning The main question I am asking in this presentation is: How and why race plays a role in learning a second language, namely English as a Second Language? To answer this question,…
A series of online workshops organized by Janet C. E. Watson (Leeds) Kamela Russell (UC Berkeley) and Fabio Gasparini (FU – Berlin) Fabio Gasparini – Glottalisation from a comparative perspective Gisela Tomé Lourido, Janet Watson, Andrea Boom, Carlos Jair Martínez Albarracín – Vowels in Mehri Jarred Brewster – The phonemic status of long vowels in Sheret Barry Heselwood and…
Join us for our next session in the Multimodality Talks Series: Speaker: Prof. Yiqiong ZHANG, Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, PRC. Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yiqiong-zhang-the-same-pandemic-different-panmemic-multimodality-talk-tickets-132285474415 and you’ll be sent a link to attend the talk  Abstract In May 2020, semioticians across the world have joined together to launch…
Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems We are delighted to announce that the poet and historian, Katrina Porteous, will be presenting to CELCE on 24th February at 4pm GMT through Zoom.