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CLLEAR Seminar 26 November: Judit Kormos, Lancaster University

Please join us for the next CLLEAR Seminar on 26 November: Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Seminar The language learning processes of students with dyslexia Dr. Judit Kormos, Lancaster University 5.00-7.00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014, Lecture Theatre C (Avenue Campus) Abstract: Learning another language either in a foreign language context or in a second language environment can prove to be challenging for students with dyslexia. Continue reading →

CLLEAR seminar Wed 29 Oct: Professor Marit Westergard, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Please join us for the next CLLEAR Seminar: “Linguistic variation in monolingual and bilingual contexts: The size of rules & the role of economy, complexity and frequency” Wednesday 29 October 2014  17:00 – 18:30 Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatre C Professor Marit Westergaard (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) Abstract: In this talk I will first sketch a research program that considers variation in the primary linguistic data that children are exposed to, mainly focusing... Continue reading →

CLLEAR Seminar: Dr Roger Barnard, University of Waikato

Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Seminar Language Learner Autonomy: Asian perspectives Dr. Roger Barnard, University of Waikato 5.00-7.00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014, Lecture Theatre C (Avenue Campus) Abstract: Developing language learner autonomy has been discussed and applied in many contexts for more than thirty years. Continue reading →

ESRC network grant success

Laura Domínguez and Roumyana Slabakova have been successful in securing an ESRC network grant (£30,000) as part of an international network of researchers led by Monika Schmid (Essex). This will fund a series of seminars on the topic of First Language Attrition – the process by which the first language of a speaker who uses another language predominantly (e.g. migrants) becomes compromised and shows signs of cross-linguistic interference. Continue reading →

AHRC Network grant success

Professor Roumyana Slabakova has secured funding of £42,800 from the AHRC for the Meaning in Language Learning Network, in collaboration with Dr. Heather Marsden (York). The network will create a new forum for dialogue among language learning experts and stakeholders. It includes 18 participants in the UK and 4 international members from Europe and the US. The programme includes 3 workshops, focus groups, a conference colloquium, and outreach activities. Continue reading →

New project on Internationalisation of Higher Education

Dr Julia Hüttner will participate in a three year project (2014-2016) called “Internationalization of Higher Education in bilingual degrees: Analysis of the linguistic, cultural and academic challenges”. The project is led by Prof. Emma Dafouz of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) to 20,000 €. Continue reading →

British Council ELT Partnership Research Award

Dr Ying Zheng has been successful in obtaining a British Council ELT Partnership Research Award. She has been awarded £10k for a project entitled:  Investigating the Practice of the CEFR outside Europe: A Case Study on English Writing Assessment in China. This project investigates the practice of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) outside Europe. Dr. Zheng will develop a case study on English writing assessment in China in collaboration with Dr. Continue reading →