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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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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…
Programme: Leonid Kogan (National Research University, Moscow): Towards an Arabic-Based Soqotri Orthography: Consonants and Vowels Kamela al-Barami (University of Leeds): Women in Shehret / Jibbali poetry: Who are Tfool and Alkhiyar? Craig Cornelius (Google): Typing in my language? Get started with GBoard and other keyboards Abstract: Using a language on digital devices requires text support, including ways…
Speaker: Mark Cocker: https://markcocker.com/ Some of the largest, most impressive birds in Europe accommodate two kinds of habitat: the realm of nature and the ecosystem of ideas that exists between the ears of their human neighbours. We have sometimes held views and fancies about bird species that vary with geography and across time. Sometimes birds can…
Mike Baynham Talk: WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH INDEXICALITY?  Professor Mike Baynham, University of Leeds: https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/education/staff/117/professor-mike-baynham  Indexicality is a linguistic construct that I have started to find slightly troubling. It is a core, indeed pervasive element in the architecture of what one might broadly call contextual approaches to language analysis with all the blooming diversity that this…
Join us for this CLER Conversation, led by Prof Cecile De Cat with discussants Dr. Gill Main, and Rumana Hossain, Postgraduate Researcher, University of Leeds https://cler.leeds.ac.uk/events/cler-conversation-multilingualism-socio-economic-status-and-educational-success/ https://sway.office.com/6SYeCnUkTwAaUTFr?ref=email
Do you use frequency lists, a collocation list, or other corpora tools in your language teaching? Have you ever wondered how the frequency lists are designed and collocations are gathered and analysed by computers? If yes, then it’s a pleasure to invite you to participate in the first CELT online event for this academic year…