Multimodality workshop at Leeds

Posted on February 18, 2014 by


From our friends just across the Pennines:


This June (24th-26th), Language@Leeds in conjunction with the British Academy is holding a three-day FREE event on Multimodality in language research at the University of Leeds. The event is aimed at Early Career Researchers (up to 5 years post-PhD) and Post-Graduate Researchers working on multimodal approaches to language study from universities in and around Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and the North-West. The aims are to explore the purpose and application of multimodal approaches to language research – textual, visual-gestural, audio, instrumental, computational – and to establish a regional network of scholars to share practice, expertise and resources.

The event will include two workshops and a conference (participants may sign up for all or parts of the event):

  • Practical workshop on analysing multimodal data (24-25 June)
    This workshop aims to provide an introduction to multimodal language use focusing on manual gesture. It includes a hands-on workshop on video recording and annotation with ELAN. It will be led by Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Programme Director, Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, SOAS.
  • Practical workshop on eye-tracking (25 June)
    This workshop will give an insight into how to design eye-tracking experiments for language research, record eye-tracking data, and analyse data using R.
  • Conference on Multimodality in language research (26 June)
    The conference keynote speakers will be Sotaro Kita, Professor of Psychology, University of Warwick, and Mandana Seyfeddinipur, SOAS.

Please submit abstracts for oral presentations of maximum 200 words (excluding references) for the conference to Jack Wilson (language@leeds dot ac dot uk) by 15th March 2014. The committee will respond by 15th April, and anticipate drawing up the conference programme by 15th May. For more details see the attached PDF.

Organising committee: Professor Janet Watson, Dr Shirley-Anne Paul, Dr Cat Davies, Dr Sara Ramos Pinto, Jack Wilson.

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