News

Visit the Language at Leeds Yammer Group

One of our LCS White Rose award PhD students, Natalia Parker, (supervised by James Wislon and Clare Wright) is to be a published language textbook author with Routledge: The book is due to be released at the end of May. https://www.routledge.com/Russian-in-Plain-English-A-Very-Basic-Russian-Starter-for-Complete-Beginners/Parker/p/book/9780367415402
An illuminating series of articles on the why and how of pedagogical linguistics is freely accessible from the Journal of Languages,  Society and Policy.  Some of the topics addressed include: What does it mean to introduce language analysis in education? Why it is important to teach about grammar and how Englicious can support teachers who…
Please join us to the launch event of the Languages@Leeds PGR Group on 12th February 2020, 4-5pm in Baines Wing SR 1.14! During the launch event, there will be a quick presentation of the Group and its goals, followed by an informal chat over tea and biscuits where we will discuss the proposed activities and any…
Clare Wright, Linguistics (LCS), has had a book accepted for publication by the prestigious Cambridge University Press Series in Applied Linguistics, expected out in 2020. The volume, entitled: Second Language Fluency – From Research to Practice, is co-authored with Parvaneh Tavakoli of University of Reading. It offers a comprehensive perspective on L2 speech fluency, making…
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…