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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/    

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