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Professor Janet Watson’s project Yemen in Conflict included in Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 

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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...

The Language Scholar Issue 7 - Year Abroad Special Issue

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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...

Online workshops on Language and/or Nature in Southern Arabia resuming on 1st September

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The first workshop after the summer break will take place on 1st September at 1pm BST, and will focus on Toponymy. The programme is given below: Language and/or Nature in Southern Arabia   Becki Maddock (Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN)): Place names in Soqotra Mark Shockley (North Dakota): Diminutive noun patterns in Arabian toponyms...

New Textbook on Beginner Russian

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Natalia V. Parker, a second year PhD student from LCS, has just had her first textbook published by Routledge. Russian in Plain English: A Very Basic Russian Starter for Complete Beginners This is not a traditional course book. It is based on the principles of Spiral Curriculum, introduced by cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner, and is...

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...