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Funding Success: Speech tempo perception and missing sounds


Congratulations to Dr Leendert Plug, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant of about £190,000 to support the three-year project ‘Speech tempo perception and missing sounds’. The project continues Leendert’s research collaboration with Dr Rachel Smith (University of Glasgow), which is currently supported by a British Academy and Leverhulme Trust Small Grant....

British Council Arabic Review


Language at Leeds colleagues will contribute to a review of Arabic teaching in UK schools.

Visiting close relatives: Exploiting similarities between related languages - 22nd January


Serge Sharoff and Janet Watson will be presenting: 'Visiting close relatives: Exploiting similarities between related languages' at the LHRI on 22nd January from 2-3pm.   Abstract: Typological relationships between the languages have been studied for a long time, covering their morphology, grammar and lexicons. In this presentation our primary focus is the corpus link, presenting...

Linguistic Ethnography in Practice sessions


A final few places are available for the Linguistic Ethnography data workshops (15-16 January, in Leeds, UK). The fee is only £20 for ECRs and free to current PhDs, and the final deadline is 14 December. You are warmly invited to join fellow PhD students and ECRs to explore different perspectives on and approaches to ethnographic...

CLER Seminar - 2nd December


The next Centre for Language Education Research seminar at University of Leeds will take place on Wednesday 2 December, 1-2, in the Coach House at Hillary Place. Martin Lamb from University of Leeds will be talking about Desire for English in the semiotics of an Indonesian product leaflet (abstract below). Seminars are free and open to all, and we look forward to welcoming...

Connecting Language and Vision talk Thursday 3 Dec 1-2pm


TIME AND DATE: Thursday 3 December, 1-2pm VENUE: School of Computing Active Learning Lab, EC Stoner room 9.30a (off Staircase 2). SPEAKER: Muhannad Al-Omari, School of Computing, Leeds **Connecting Language and Vision: Autonomous, Incremental Learning and Grounding of Natural Language Descriptions to Perceptual Features** Language is a powerful modality that enables humans to interact with...

QT21: A New Era for Translators and the Computer - 25th November


Title: QT21: A New Era for Translators and the Computer When: 25 November 2016, 2-3pm Who: Alan K. Melby, Professor Emeritus at Brigham Young University (BYU), and a member of the Council of the International Federation of Translators (FIT). Recipient of the Alexander Gode Medal of the American Translators Association. Where: Baines Wind, Miall LT,...

Language Education Research Seminar - Wednesday 25 November


The next Centre for Language Education Research seminar at University of Leeds will take place on Wednesday 25 November, 1-2, in the Coach House at Hillary Place. Emma Marsden from University of York will be talking about Engagement with research amongst Foreign Language Education practitioners in the UK The extent to which research into language learning and teaching reaches school teaching communities...

Video available of last night's Future of the Book debate with Melvyn Bragg


For anyone who missed it, and also anyone who wants to revisit it, last night's fascinating debate in the Great Hall on the future of the book, with terrific contributions from Stella Butler and Jim Mussell, and masterful chairing from Melvyn Bragg, is now available on video here: There's also a lively (and ongoing)...