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Thea Pitman and Diane Nelson of LCS – along with NGO partners Thydêwá – are working with the Kariri-Xocó indigenous community of eastern Brazil to revitalise their language. With support from Language@Leeds they have created a website with a history of the Kariri-Xocó, videos and wordlists, now live at http://thydewa.org/okax/    
Dr Clare Wright from Linguistics and Phonetics, with LCS staff colleagues and students, brought language fun and games to the public at Leeds University Be Curious Festival, 30 March 2019 http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/4000/around_campus/460/be_curious_festival-about_leeds_and_yorkshire?fbclid=IwAR1at0Efz1hf7Tqn-Pmh1rPPfpNND7Y4Bd4f4Sc0XEt3sQFupZsPMK1RHTg Over 100 visitors of all ages from 8 months to 80 years tried our many activities based on insights from recent research on bilingualism – finding…
The Language Scholar team are really pleased to inform you that Issue 3 of the Language Scholar Journal is now available. The full issue is uploaded here: https://languagescholar.leeds.ac.uk/journal/ with most of the submissions also hyperlinked to their own page on the website. The issue includes submissions from language teaching colleagues in and outside of the University of Leeds; submissions that are in non traditional formats, and…
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