Seminar Announcement – 7th May

The Language at Leeds Postgraduate Research Group (L@L PGR) is pleased to announce its next seminar on Thursday 7th May, 5-6pm, and invites all postgraduates and staff to attend.

The hour long session will include two research papers, which will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions and discussion:

Nick Tasker, PhD StudentPhilosophy

What are words and sentences? [Abstract]

Valentina Ragni, PhD Student, Centre for Translation Studies

Truth is in the eye of the beholder: Investigating the effect of translation on language learners watching subtitled films: preliminary results [abstract]

The seminar will take place between 5pm and 6pm on Thursday 7th May, in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), in Seminar Room 1. The LHRI buildings are 29-31 Clarendon Place, or Number 25 on the University’s campus map (http://bit.ly/TYxVWP).

The L@L PGR draws together postgraduate students from across the University and acts as an intellectual forum for those students whose research focuses on any aspect of language study.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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Seminar Announcement – 23rd April

The Language at Leeds Postgraduate Research Group (L@L PGR) is pleased to announce its next seminar on Thursday 23rd April, 5-6pm, and invites all postgraduates and staff to attend.

The hour long session will include two research papers, which will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions and discussion:

Neveen Al Saeed, PhD Student, School of English

‘I do not know’ as a suspect resistance strategy [abstract]

Emmanuel Sarfo, PhD Student, School of English

When both saints and demons love the people: a look at MPs’ expressions of concern for people’s welfare  [Abstract]

The seminar will take place between 5pm and 6pm on Thursday 23rd April, in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), in Seminar Room 1. The LHRI buildings are 29-31 Clarendon Place, or Number 25 on the University’s campus map (http://bit.ly/TYxVWP).

The L@L PGR draws together postgraduate students from across the University and acts as an intellectual forum for those students whose research focuses on any aspect of language study.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Seminar Announcement – 12th March

The Language at Leeds Postgraduate Research Group (L@L PGR) is pleased to announce its next seminar on Thursday 12th March, 5pm-5.30pm, and invites all postgraduates and staff to attend.

The half hour long session will include one research paper, which will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions and discussion:

Christopher Norton, PhD Student, Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, LCS

Does typographic emphasis have an effect on how readers process contrastive focus? [abstract]

The seminar will take place between 5pm and 5.30pm on Thursday 12th March in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), in Seminar Room 1. The LHRI buildings are 29-31 Clarendon Place, or Number 25 on the University’s campus map (http://bit.ly/TYxVWP).

The L@L PGR draws together postgraduate students from across the University and acts as an intellectual forum for those students whose research focuses on any aspect of language study.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Seminar Announcement: Thursday 26th February

The Language at Leeds Postgraduate Research Group (L@L PGR) is pleased to announce its next seminar on Thursday 26th February, 5-6pm, and invites all postgraduates and staff to attend.

The hour long session will include two research papers, which will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions and discussion:

Shivan Toma, PhD Student, Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, LCS

The Acquisition of intrusive pronouns by Behdini Learners of English [abstract]

Sara Benduhaish, PhD Student, Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, LCS

Internal licensing conditions on the syntax of sluicing: wh-movement, islands and resumption [abstract]

The seminar will take place between 5pm and 6pm on Thursday 26th February, in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), in Seminar Room 1. The LHRI buildings are 29-31 Clarendon Place, or Number 25 on the University’s campus map (http://bit.ly/TYxVWP).

The L@L PGR draws together postgraduate students from across the University and acts as an intellectual forum for those students whose research focuses on any aspect of language study.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Dr Sam Hellmuth, Thursday 11th December 5pm-6pm

The ‘Language at Leeds’ Postgraduate Research Group (L@L PGR) is delighted to announce that Sam Hellmuth (University of York) will be giving a guest lecture titled:

Prosodic boundary marking as disjunction: evidence from Arabic [abstract]

We would like to invite all interested postgraduates and staff to attend the lecture on Thursday 11th December, 5pm-6pm.

Following the lecture some of us will be heading into the city centre for food. If anyone would like to join, please let us know by emailing languageatleedspgr@gmail.com

The lecture will take place between 5pm and 6pm on Thursday 11th December in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), in Seminar Room 1. The LHRI buildings are 29-31 Clarendon Place, or Number 25 on the University’s campus map (http://bit.ly/TYxVWP).

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

The L@L PGR Organisers.

Seminar Announcement – 27th November 2014

The Language at Leeds Postgraduate Research Group (L@L PGR) is pleased to announce its next seminar on Thursday 27th November, 5pm-5.30pm, and invites all postgraduates and staff to attend.

The half hour long session will include one research paper, which will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions and discussion:

Sandra Nickel, PhD Student, School of English and School of Theology and Religious studies

‘Idols’, ‘superstitions’ and the ‘prince of darkness’ – Linguistic re-mapping of the Yorùbá pantheon in 19th century missionary correspondence [Abstract]

The seminar will take place between 5pm and 5.30pm on Thursday 27th November, in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), in Seminar Room 1. The LHRI buildings are 29-31 Clarendon Place, or Number 25 on the University’s campus map (http://bit.ly/TYxVWP).

The L@L PGR draws together postgraduate students from across the University and acts as an intellectual forum for those students whose research focuses on any aspect of language study.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Guest Speaker Announcement: 13th November, 17:00-18:00

The Language at Leeds Postgraduate Research Group (L@L PGR) is delighted to announce its next seminar on Thursday 13th November, 5pm-6pm, and invites all postgraduates and staff to attend.

The hour long session will consist of a guest presentation, which will be 45 minutes long with 15 minutes for questions and discussion:

Taija Saikkonen, University of Helsinki 

Finnish language acquisition children between 1;8 and 3;1 years [Abstract]

The seminar will take place between 5pm and 6pm on Thursday 13th November, in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), in Seminar Room 1. The LHRI buildings are 29-31 Clarendon Place, or Number 25 on the University’s campus map (http://bit.ly/TYxVWP).

The L@L PGR draws together postgraduate students from across the University and acts as an intellectual forum for those students whose research focuses on any aspect of language study.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.