The CLCR Postgraduate Seminar Series is where PhD students from CLCR and visiting departments present (and discuss) their research and ideas with fellow postgraduates. It consists of a series of presentations/discussions on our current research interests, including, but not limited to, our ongoing PhD research in the area of Language and Communication. The full schedule can be seen at the bottom of this page.
This year, the Series will run from 2:00-4:00 pm in room 3.58 in the John Percival building, starting on October 16th (see individual talk pages for exact times).
The details for individual talks/topics will be updated as and when they become available (via the drop down menu above).
Postgraduate students from all departments are welcome to attend. Staff members are also welcome to attend, but please check with the presenter first — this is primarily a series with which we students can hone our presentation skills and exchange ideas without the pressure of experienced academics watching us.
If you have any questions about the series, please email me (Neil Bowen) at BowenNE@Cardiff.ac.uk.
Here you will find the list of talks/topics for this year’s Seminar Series filed under their respective dates. For more detailed information please select the specific date/presenter/talk from the drop-down list above (click on the PG Seminar Series tab). Please feel free to leave comments/questions where appropriate. If you have any questions please email me @ BowenNE@Cardiff.ac.uk (but please do read the footnotes at the bottom first).
Schedule of presentations for Autumn Semester 2015:
16/10/2015 — Neil E.J.A Bowen: Modelling systemic choice in writing in real-time (dynamic vs. synoptic descriptions)
23/10/2015 — Boitshwarelo Rantsudu: Patterns of attribution in news coverage of a public sector workers’ strike in two Botswana newspapers.
06/11/2015 — Dorottya Cserző: ‘It was a place where we were connected’: Affordances in personal video-conferencing
13/11/2015 — Jaspal Naveel Singh: “Direct” indexicality and re-scaling in the internationalisation of hip hop culture
27/11/2015 — Susan Reichelt: Authenticity and authorship in fictional television series
04/12/2015 — Miriam P. Veneros: Narrative Voice in Science Popularizations from the British Press: Epistemological Positioning and Attribution Patterns
11/12/2015 — Zayneb’s talk has now been moved to Jan 29th. Please feel free to volunteer for this slot.
___________12/12/2015 – 03/01/2016 Christmas recess ___________
Schedule of presentations for Spring Semester 2016:
15/01/2016 — David Schönthal: Expert and non-expert sorting strategies for core and idiosyncratic examples of English of-NPs
22/01/2016 — Argyro Kantara: Hybridity in broadcast political news interviews
29/01/2016 — Zayneb Al Bundawi: Who am I? Defining oneself through narratives
05/02/2016 — Piotr Wegorowski: “They firefight. We do all the nitty gritty stuff”: Professional identity construction in neighbourhood policing
12/02/2016 — Nadia Elias: Marked Theme Role in Achieving Topical Coherence in Discourse in English
19/02/2016 — Zeen Al-Rasheed: Negative and positive evaluative language: A comparative study on British news reports of the ISIS conflict in Iraq and Syria using Appraisal theory.
26/02/2016 — Jessi Fraser: The role of hypothetical speech in identity construction in closing arguments
04/03/2016 — Mohammed Altheeby: Title forthcoming
11/03/2016 — Giulia Baker: Do you get it? An Investigation of Primary School Children’s Comprehension of Verbal Ambiguities in Joking Riddles
18/03/2016 — Eimi Watanabe: The Effect of Prior Knowledge on Attitudes towards Bilinguals
__________ 19/03/2016 – 10/04/2016 Easter Recess __________
15/04/2016 — Najwa Alzahrani: The Representation of Liberalism in Saudi Press
22/04/2016 — Hossein Rezaie Adriani: COMMODIFICATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION: CHANGE OF MISSION OR A MERE RE-ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS?
29/04/2016 — Emily Powell: A corpus stylistic analysis of agency in pre-crime narratives
06/05/2016 — No talk this week…
13/05/2016 — Paul Kelly: Mediatisation and the dissemination of policy: Beginning at the beginning. | Lauren O’Hagan: ‘Book Inscriptions, Ownership and Reading Practices in Edwardian Britain.’
20/05/2016 — Xin Dai: Evaluations in Sentencing Remarks of Murder Cases in England and Wales
27/05/2016 — Yasser Altameemi: Title forthcoming
27/05/2016 — Areej Dawood: Mitigation in Prime Minister’s Question Time of British Parliament
03/06/2016 — Gareth Monk: Title forthcoming
10/06/2016 — Tina Pereira: A critical evaluation of the role of communication aids in police investigative interviews with witnesses with a Learning Disability
__________ 13/06/2016 – 14/06/2016 Annual PGR Conference __________
* If I left anyone off the list I apologize in advance. Please email me (BowenNE@Cardiff.ac.uk) to let me know ASAP.
**Please feel free to swop slots amongst yourselves, but do let me know so that I can update the schedule.
***Also, please can you email me your titles and abstracts at least a week before your talk; i.e. on the Thursday of the previous week. That way we can promote your talk in the previous Friday’s seminar and make sure that everyone has time to read your abstract.
Many thanks, Neil.