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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Speaker: Richard Porter: https://friendsofsoqotra.org/pdfs/Socotra%20bird%20update-05-2020.pdf I will talk about the variety of wildlife that makes this World Heritage Site such a global hotspot of endemism. I will dwell particularly on birds that I have been studying since my first visit in 1993. I will also cover the wildlife conservation history and particularly the actions that have…
Serge Sharoff, Vania Dimitova and Eric Atwell want to start a seminar / reading group on Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. They would like to bring together PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who work in the areas of AI for text analytics and corpus linguistics, to discuss the latest research developments and…
The link to the session is available upon registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/multimodality-talks-dr-seray-ibrahim-tickets-131536189283 Interactions involving non speaking children with physical disabilities and their conversation partners offer a rich use case for illustrating key features of multimodal communication: exemplifying how agents work together to co-construct meaning, and that all parties draw on a range of material resources within…
Vigouroux, Cécile B. 2019. Language and (in) Hospitality: The Micropolitics of Hosting and Guesting. Language, Culture, and Society 1 (1): 31–58. Location: Zoom (contact Julia Snell for details) j.snell@leeds.ac.uk
The last meeting of the Language and/or Nature in South Arabia Workshop in 2020 will take place on Tuesday 8th at 13:00 GMT.  We will be back in January. The programme is as follows: – Samuel Liebhaber (Middlebury College): Presentation on the Digital Exhibit:  When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra – Anna Fancett (Sultan…
We are pleased to invite you to our first meeting of the Multimodality Reading Group.    One of the five papers that we selected for this meeting presents Ledin and Machin’s discussion on Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL)’s influence on multimodal research and the suitability of appropriating concepts and analytical models from SFL into multimodal analysis, specifically…
The UCL Visual and Multimodal Forum, the University of Leeds Multimodality@Leeds and the University of Stockholm are pleased to invite you to the first of a series of jointly organized talks on multimodality. The first talk will be given by Professor Rodney Jones (University of Reading, UK) on The invasion of the body snatchers: Synthetic embodiment and metalinguistic…
Effects of code-switching on the processing of emotional words Aleksandra Tomic (UiT – Arctic University of Norway) Many phenomena in psycholinguistics have been studied using artificial paradigms due to laboratory limitations. Code-switching, a highly socially regulated practice, may be one of the phenomena experimentally studied with the least regard for the environment it appears in…
This talk presents an analysis of various standardised language policy mechanisms currently circulating in secondary schools in England and the processes by which these are interpreted, enacted and resisted by teachers. In particular, I focus on a cluster of top-down mechanisms which textually reproduce and propagate the standard language ideology, such as national curricula documents,…
You’re all invited to our next Multimodality research talk by Dr Elizabeth Dobson (University of Huddersfield) To attend, please register here (attendees will be sent a link to join the meeting a few days before the talk Abstract: Music technology is a STEAM (STEM+Arts) subject, offering professional opportunities across a range of creative and technical careers (Sterne…