Language at Leeds showcase
Language at Leeds held its first showcase earlier this year, organised by staff and Postgraduate Research (PGR) students from eight faculties.
people attended the showcase which featured 10 short talks and a poster session
with 83 posters submitted.
Set up in 2013, Language at Leeds brings together language researchers
from different disciplines across Leeds to explore and further develop research
on language, linguistics and communication across the institution. It currently
includes researchers from eight different faculties, covering interests that
include language education, corpus linguistics, audiology, political
communication, and language and memory, to name a few.
The showcase was opened by the Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, with an introduction to the event by Professor Janet Watson, Chair of Language at Leeds. Short presentations were given by representatives of six research groups in the initiative, a summary of activity by the Language at Leeds PGR group, and then three presentations on Language technology at Leeds:
- Language, linguistics and translation Serge Sharoff
- Computing Eric Atwell
- Medicine and health Ekaterini Klepousniotou
- English Tony Crowley
- L@L Teacher researcher projects Melinda Whong
- Education James Simpson and Ruth Swanwick
- PGR activity Jack Wilson
- Eye-tracking Cat Davies
- Corpora Bogdan Babych
- Electroencephalography Cecile De Cat
Professor Janet Watson (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies),
who chairs Language at Leeds, says: With more languages studied at Leeds than
at any other UK university, we have a golden opportunity to work on and develop
our language research on a multidisciplinary scale. Our research collectively
highlights the huge range of language-based research conducted at the
University of Leeds, and the social, cultural and economic benefits of language
If you have an interest in language-related research or scholarship and
would like to know more about Language at Leeds, sign up to the groups
distribution list. PGRs working on language-related topics can
visit the PGR blog. If you have ideas for future events, please
post ideas to email@example.com.