The dates of the L@L PGR meetings for the Spring term 2014/15 are:

Thursday 26th February (5pm-6pm)

  1. Shivan Toma (Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, LCS) – The Acquisition of intrusive pronouns by Behdini Learners of English [abstract]
  2. Sara Benduhaish (Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, LCS) – Internal licensing conditions on the syntax of sluicing: wh-movement, islands and resumption [abstract]

Thursday 12th March (5pm-5.30pm)

  1. Christopher Norton (Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, LCS) – Does typographic emphasis have an effect on how readers process contrastive focus? [abstract]

 Thursday 23rd April (5pm-6pm)

  1. Neveen Al Saeed (School of English) – ‘I do not know’ as a suspect resistance strategy [abstract]
  2. Emmanuel Sarfo (School of English) – When both saints and demons love the people: a look at MPs’ expressions of concern for people’s welfare  [Abstract]

Thursday 7th May (5pm-6pm)

  1. Nick Tasker (Philosophy)
  2. Valentina Ragni (Centre of Translation Studies)

Thursday 21st May (5pm-6pm)

  1. TBC

Thursday 4th June (5pm-6pm)

  1. TBC

Thursday 18th June (5pm-6pm)

  1. TBC

The seminars consist of two 20 minute presentations, each with 10 minutes for questions and discussions. Speakers, abstracts and agendas will be added in due course. If there is only one talk scheduled for a specific session, please feel free to submit an abstract for the other slot in that session. Guest speakers will be allocated the full hour for their presentations and questions.

All meetings will take place 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 (

If you’d like to present at one of these Spring sessions, please email us at with an abstract, title and preference of date as soon as you can.


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