language

KEY2011 – revised dates

Posted on 7 February 2011 by Lise

Keystroke Language (and Text) Production: perspectives from cognitive and functional linguistics 23-24 May 2011 – revised dates Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales Supported by the Centre for Language and Communication Research and the LinC Research Network at Cardiff University The use of keystroke logging as a methodology in language research is not a new field of
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Attitudes to Language

Posted on 18 January 2011 by Lise

Garrett, Peter. 2010. Attitudes to Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press One of my colleagues, Professor Peter Garrett recently published a book on attitudes to language. It has been reviewed on Linguist List and you can read the review here. The frontmatter from Cambridge describes the book as follows: Just about everyone seems to have views
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KEY2011

Posted on 30 November 2010 by Lise

Keystroke Language (and Text) Production: perspectives from cognitive and functional linguistics 23-24 May 2011 Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales Supported by the Centre for Language and Communication Research and the LinC Research Network at Cardiff University The use of keystroke logging as a methodology in language research is not a new field of study since the
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Language, Borders, …

Posted on 6 October 2010 by Lise

I’d like to announce an upcoming talk as part of the CLCR seminar series on Wednesday October 13th at 4.30pm to (approx) 6.15pm (room 5.26 in the Humanities building). All welcome! Language, Borders and Identities: investigating phonological variation, attitudes and perceptions on the Scottish/English border Dr Dominic Watt and Dr Carmen Llamas The University of
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Language Evolving

Posted on 27 September 2010 by Lise

There is now a downloads page for the International Systemic Functional Congress which was held in Vancouver, Canada, July 2010. In addition to presentations, there is also a video archive of the plenary speaker sessions which includes presentations by the following speakers: Michael Halliday – Language Evolving: some systemic functional reflections on the history of
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Language Diversity

Posted on 11 August 2010 by Lise

Darwin and language diversity There are lots of interesting (and free) lectures on iTunes. I’ve just found this one from the Open University and it looks really good. Can Darwin’s theory of evolution be applied to languages? If so what are the analogues for natural selection and species diversification? What truths does this approach reveal
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Light a tote bag

Posted on 15 June 2010 by Lise

Insights into electronic language production through keystroke logging This paper reports on one aspect of our Keystroke Project, namely, repairs and pauses in spontaneous, personal electronic language production found, for example, in e-mails, chatrooms and Facebook. The data used in this study were collected through the computer logging software ‘Inputlog’ (Leijten and Van Waes, 2006).
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UCL video on BSL

Posted on 15 February 2010 by Lise

UCL has launced its own YouTube channel and this video is a UCL mini-lecture called “The truth about sign language”: “People outside the deaf community may not know that the regional variations found in spoken language also exist in sign language. This variation is the subject of the current BSL Corpus Project, led by the
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