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AOS Webinar - Beauty in Diversity: Language, Culture and Nature in Southern Arabia

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The Anglo-Omani Society have kindly agreed that IASA members can register to attend their AOS Online Lecture given by Janet Watson on the 16th of July. You are invited to a Zoom Webinar by the Anglo-Omani Society.  When: 16th July 2020, 9 PM Muscat / 6 PM London Topic: Beauty in Diversity: Language, Culture and Nature in Southern Arabia For more information or...

Language Scholar - Arabic Language Teaching Special Issue

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Dear colleagues, It is with great pleasure to share with you the most recent issue of our Leeds Language Scholar Journal dedicated to Arabic language teaching. https://languagescholar.leeds.ac.uk/ The issue has six papers contributed by national and international academics in the field of Arabic linguistics and teaching. Some of the topics are relevant to the teaching...

Online workshops on Language and/or Nature in Southern Arabia

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Janet Watson held a series of online workshops on Language and Nature in Southern Arabia through Zoom. The first workshop ran on 23rd March 2020 from 1pm-4pm, the second on 31st March from 12pm-3pm, third on 7th April from 2pm GMT, the fourth on 14th April from 12pm GMT, and the fifth on 21st April...

Beginners textbook "Russian in Plain English" with Routledge

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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

Language Analysis in Schools

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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...

Launch of the Languages@Leeds PGR Group

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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...

New Book Publication

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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...

New Publication - Voices and Practices in Applied Linguistics: Diversifying a Discipline

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This volume draws together papers from the 2017 BAAL Annual Meeting, the 50th anniversary event, held here at Leeds. The book is published by White Rose University Press, in open-access format (online) and so is free to everyone. It links directly from the DOI address in the citation:   Wright, C., Harvey, L. and Simpson,...

New Website - History of the Kariri-Xocó

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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/