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LCS Postgraduate Researcher Sophiko Daraselia has published two new corpus-based dictionaries: a Georgian-Abkhazian-English Frequency Dictionary and Georgian-Ossetian-English Frequency Dictionary. The work has been carried out in collaboration with the State Language Department of Georgia. The dictionaries include 3,500 entries representing the most frequently used modern Georgian words translated into Abkhazian, Ossetian and English languages. The…
The Language Scholar is an open access and peer-reviewed journal hosted by the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. Its main objective is to provide a platform to promote the scholarship of learning and teaching languages. In the first government-backed assessment of higher education teaching quality…
This book examines key issues in theories of what language is and what happens in the mind during second language acquisition. Chapters provide cutting-edge insights and new empirical findings spanning formal and cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics and second language development, to understand the role of learner-internal factors in SLA. Editors: Clare Wright is Lecturer in Linguistics…
Diane Nelson (Linguistics & Phonetics) gave a public lunchtime talk at Leeds Art Gallery (3rd of May) on work by sculptor Carl Plackman. She will discuss how Plackman explored the nature of language, consciousness and the brain, and how these themes are reflected in Anne Hardy’s current installation, Falling and Walking. City-Gallery-blog-May2018
Some of Language@Leeds’ activity was represented at the Festival of Interdisciplinary Research, under the Culture Theme. Taking place on 3 May 2018, the festival provided the opportunity to meet people from the University’s Themes and Platforms, which drive and support the development of interdisciplinary research. It showcased examples of how our researchers work across the…
Helen Sadig (Language Centre) and Cecile De Cat (Linguistics & Phonetics) have been awarded an Excellence and Innovation Fellowship by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence for 2018/19 for the project “Building a civic curriculum: Helping local schools better support EAL children through enhanced student impact and teacher CPD”. Helen will design a language training…
On 13 March 2018, teachers, students and researchers from across the L@L network met with many of the 400 visitors who braved the snow and storms to attend Leeds University’s Be Curious day, and find out more about what we do in the largest school of languages in the UK. At the “How and why…
The Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies research satellite at the University of Leeds welcomes visiting scholar Eter Churadze from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia. Eter Churadze is a Postgraduate researcher. Her research focuses on literary translation problems, particularly on the complexities of form maintenance of Hemingway’s short stories in the course of translating into Georgian. During…
Dr Davies’s successful research grant award will fund the project “Children’s experience, understanding, and use of adjectives across the socioeconomic spectrum”. Congratulations to Dr Cat Davies who has been awarded a grant of £300,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council to support a three-year project on language and socioeconomic disadvantage. The project aims to…