Programme 2017-2018

Seminars normally take place in room 3.58, 12.10-13.00

SPRING

7 February 2018

Inmaculada Senra Silva (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid)

Grammar Checker for the development of ESL writing skills

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14 February 2018

Gabrielle Hogan-Brun (University of Bristol)

What is the market potential of multilingualism?

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21 February 2018

Jo Angouri (Warwick University)

Researching workplace discourse: a political act?

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26 February 2018 – CANCELLED

Josep Maria Cots (University of Lleida)

Researching and teaching intercultural learning: some methodological issues

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25 April 2018 (NB: change of room, 3.62) – CANCELLED

Sylvia Jaworska (University of Reading)

“Have you tried our Alkaline #SUPERBOOST blend?” – semi-science and emotion work in new healthism discourse in food blogs and on twitter

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2 May 2018

Marcus Perlman (University of Birmingham)

How people use iconicity to create words from scratch

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AUTUMN

25 October 2017

Cristina Suarez Gomez  (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Majorca)

Language contact and grammatical complexity in the structural nativization of relative clauses in Asian Englishes

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1 November 2017

Esther-Miriam Wagner (Woolf Institute, Cambridge University)

Social transformation and language change in medieval Jewish Arabic

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22 November 2017

 Arianna Maiorani (Loughborough University)

Multimodality and Interdisciplinarity: theoretical issues and promising results

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29 November 2017

Holly Branigan (University of Edinburgh)

Learning as we talk: Syntactic priming effects as evidence for syntactic representation and processing in children’s language development

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6 December 2017

Eva Codó (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Englishization policies and contemporary regimes of precarization: What educational ethnographies reveal

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10 January 2018

Erich Steiner (Universität des Saarlandes)

Models – predictions – data: an (un)problematic relationship? The Example of Systemic  Functional Linguistics (SFL)

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