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The article reports a study which investigates whether a distinctive variety spoken by Galician new speakers (neofalantes) has emerged in the speech community and whether listeners’ language background influences accent identification abilities and patterns. The article is entitled “Sociolinguistic Awareness in Galician Bilinguals: Evidence from an Accent Identification Task” and has been published in Languages,…
We are pleased to announce that the Arabic Language@Leeds PGR Satellite has launched a new series of videos on VideoLeeds, the official University of Leeds video channel. Every month we will upload the recordings of our Research Talks, which hosts scholars from the Middle East, Europe and North America. The first Research Talk, hold in…
The online Language and/or Nature in Southern Arabia series hosted PGR students from Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia on 9th February 2021. The following speakers presented: Kamela al-Barami (University of Leeds) – Fieldwork in Oman during the Covid-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities Mohammed al-Shahri (Heidelberg University) – اللغة الشحرية: كلمة واحدة لها عدة معاني Thamer…
I would like to inform language@leeds members about a new AHRC-funded research project entitled Speaking Citizens: The Politics of Speech Education 1850–Present. We are a group of historians, linguists and social scientists exploring ideas about speech and citizenship in modern Britain. Our aim is find out more about attitudes to speaking in Britain from the Victorian…
New book publication, Second language speech fluency: From research to practice, has been published by Cambridge University Press. Please see the details of the volume at the link below. 20% discount applies. https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/applied-linguistics-and-second-language-acquisition/second-language-speech-fluency-research-practice?format=PB  
Guest Co-editors Daoxiong Guan, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Clare Wright, University of Leeds, UK Ying Peng, University of Leeds, UK We invite submissions for original papers for a special issue for International Journal of Chinese Language Teaching (IJCLT) (www.clt-international.org) on the topic of Chinese for Specific Purposes, to appear in early 2022 Aims…
The Arabic Language@Leeds PGR is an interdisciplinary group of PhD students meeting twice a month to discuss various issues in Arabic language and linguistics. The group is a great opportunity to showcase your research with other PGRs and staff involved in research on Arabic, as well as providing you with valuable feedback and networking activities….
Janet Watson and James Dickins were involved in co-organising a set of poetry workshops held with members of the Yemeni community in Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham and Sheffield. The team selected known Yemeni poets from the diasporic communities to produce poems based on the workshops. Their poems were then included in poemfilms produced by the filmmaker, and translated…
With our great pleasure, we would like to inform you that the new issue for the Language Scholar journal has been just published and ready to read from the link below. https://languagescholar.leeds.ac.uk/ This is another special issue after we published Issue 6 on Arabic language teaching in May, and the current issue showcases the work…