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) and Yen Dang (Education). If you cannot attend in person, please register via eventbrite to…
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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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.  
Sociolinguistics and social change Julia Snell (School of English, University of Leeds) Sociolinguistic analyses of classroom data help us to understand how language attitudes and ideologies manifest in situated interaction and how these influence teachers’ practice, pupils’ identities, and learning processes. But what role can this research play in challenging (indeed changing) negative attitudes and…
Janina Wildfeuer, University of Groningen Abstract CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, or methods such as checking the pulse and securing the head and neck are important life-saving procedures that everyone should know when involved in emergency situations. How to follow the necessary steps and perform urgent measures is therefore communicated in first-aid instructions in the form…
Cecile and Drasko will be discussing their current progress on the Quantifying Bilingual Experience project (https://q-bex.org/). If you would like to attend, please contact Chris Dixon (c.l.dixon@leeds.ac.uk) for a Teams invite.
The details of this language-related talk by the Business Confucius Institute are here. https://confucius.leeds.ac.uk/events/from-learner-to-teacher-kay-mcleod-on-promoting-mandarin-in-schools/
Talk by Staffan Selander and Eva Insulander (Stockholm University, Sweden)  Online event. Registration required via the Eventbrite link below.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/multimodality-talks-knowledge-representations-and-re-designs-in-museums-tickets-136335016705 This talk explores knowledge representations and (re-)designs in museum contexts. It focuses on a few examples from ongoing and previous projects, where we have examined museum representations and designs in relation to the new role for…
We are glad to announce the first Research Talk of 2021 hosted by the Arabic PGR Satellite group. Dr Muntasir Al-Hamad, FHE (Fellow of Higher Education Academy-UK) from Qatar University will give a talk entitled The Power of Gestures: Learn Nonverbal Communication in Arabic Culture The talk will cover the following points: The importance of “Non-Verbal Cues”…
Join us for the next online session of Multimodality Talks featuring Professor Øystein Gilje (UiO), Professor Henning Fjørtoft (NTNU), Post doc Eli Tronsmo (UiO), research fellow Åslaug Bjerke (UiO), associate professor Line Ingulfsen (USN) and associate professor Sigrid Ørevik (UiB) on ‘Assessment practices of multimodal compositions’ Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/multimodality-talks-assessment-practices-of-multimodal-compositions-tickets-135923824819 In this seminar we present the project Multimodal…
Clare Wright will discuss her ongoing work on eyetracking and the learning of Chinese characters, and Chen Yang will talk to us about her PhD plans to examine whether the noun phrase accessibility hierarchy predicts acquisition of Chinese relative clauses. If you would like to attend, please contact Chris Dixon (c.l.dixon@leeds.ac.uk) for a Teams invite.
This is a workshop on Kumzari led by Dr Dola Algady from the University of Sohar. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME! We will start 2 hours later than normal for the rest of the Spring semester. The programme is as follows: Dola Algady, Muna AlBadaai, and Makeyya AlKumzari (University of Sohar): The boat trip from Khasab…