Events

To publicise language events held at the University of Leeds, please contact language@leeds.ac.uk

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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
Changing language attitudes: linguistics in the languages classroom Michelle Sheehan (Newcastle University) & Sascha Stolhans (University of Leeds) (presenting joint work with Alice Corr, Anna Havinga, Peter Gillman, Jonathan Kasstan & Norma Schifano)   In this talk, we present the preliminary results of a co-creation project funded by Language Acts and World Making. In phase…
Language Matters Professor Tony McEnery, Distinguished Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University The presentation will be followed by a round-table with local experts from different disciplines, including Mustapha Sheikh (Islamic studies), Mel Evans (English), John Gallagher (History). If you cannot attend in person, please register via eventbrite to attend via Zoom. The…
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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We are glad to invite you to the second Research Talk of 2021 hosted by the Arabic PGR Satellite group. Dr David Wilmsen (American University of Sharjah) will give a talk entitled A new perspective on Arabic grammatical šī: functions and possible origins In the Arabic dialects in which it operates, the grammatical particle šī, also…
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…