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Be Curious

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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...

Issue 3 of the Language Scholar Journal is now available

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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...

Corpus-based Frequency Dictionaries at Frankfurt Book Fair

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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

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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...

Call for papers

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Language@Leeds Working Papers: call for papers - deadline 18th of November 2018

Mind Matters in SLA - new edited volume

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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...

Art through a linguist's eye

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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

L@L at the Festival of Interdisciplinary Research

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Some of Language@Leeds' activity was represented at the Festival of Interdisciplinary Research, under the Culture Theme. Taking place on 3 May 2018, the festival provided the opportunity to meet people from the University’s Themes and Platforms, which drive and support the development of interdisciplinary research. It showcased examples of how our researchers work across the...

LITE Fellowship to enhance support for bilingual pupils

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Helen Sadig (Language Centre) and Cecile De Cat (Linguistics & Phonetics) have been awarded an Excellence and Innovation Fellowship by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence for 2018/19 for the project “Building a civic curriculum: Helping local schools better support EAL children through enhanced student impact and teacher CPD”. Helen will design a language training...