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Cameron-Faulkner in “Child Development”

August 10, 2020 by

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LEL’s new professor (congratulations!) Thea Cameron-Faulkner has just published a paper in Child Development, in collaboration with Nivedita Malik, Circle Steele, Stefano Coretta, Ludovica Serratrice and Elena Lieven (at least one of these names should sound familiar to Manchet readers). The paper is titled ‘A Cross‐Cultural Analysis of Early Prelinguistic Gesture Development and Its Relationship […]

Ann-Marie Hunter at LEL seminar

October 14, 2019 by

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This week, we welcome Ann-Marie Hunter (University of Leeds) to the LEL seminar. She will give a paper on “Providing practice in the second language classroom: The Poster Carousel revisited”. The talk will be on Tuesday 15th October in SamAlex A7 at 4.30pm. Drinks in the common room will follow, to which all are welcome. […]

Q-Step dissertation prize for Linguistics

July 9, 2019 by

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The winner of the Q-Step award for the best quantitative undergraduate dissertation prize in Linguistics is Antonia Jordan Monteiro de Barros with a dissertation on ‘The Acquisition of Verbs and Their Inflectional Morphemes by Children with Down Syndrome’. In her dissertation, awarded a whopping 92, Antonia uses corpus data to investigate the patterns of verbal […]

Thea’s ESOL Stepping Stones project in ELTons awards final

June 11, 2019 by

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The ESRC-funded knowledge exchange project ESOL Stepping Stones (@ESOL_Step_Stone) was one a finalist in the British Council ELTons awards, hosted by Benjamin Zephaniah with guest appearance by Michael Rosen and outstanding achievement award to Professor David Crystal. The awards celebrate innovations in English language teaching and learning worldwide. ESOL Stepping Stones were nominated for their work in […]

Katherine Twomey at LEL seminar

April 1, 2019 by

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This week’s LEL seminar will be given by Katherine Twomey from the Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing of the University of Manchester. She will speak on: ‘Beyond words: Nonlinguistic and robotic perspectives on early language acquisition’ An abstract is below. The seminar will take place in A113 in Samuel Alexander, on Tuesday 2nd […]

Catherine Davies at LEL seminar

March 18, 2019 by

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The LEL seminar on 19th March will be given by Catherine Davies from Leeds University. She will speak on: ‘What kinds of adjectives do preschoolers encounter in the input, and how do they process what they hear?’ Abstract below. The talk will be in A215 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and […]

How to have a quality chat

November 1, 2018 by

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Improving parent-child communication could be a walk in the park. Thea’s latest study, joint with Joanna Melville (Oxford) and Merideth Gattis (Cardiff), compared parent-child conversations in natural environments and in indoor environments. The evidence suggests that the quality of the conversations is enhanced in the great outdoors. You can find the original paper here , or […]

Roumyana Slabakova @ LEL Research Seminar

April 26, 2018 by

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On Tuesday 1st May, LEL welcomes Professor Roumyana Slabakova, of the University of Southampton. Roumyana is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Center for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) and describes her research interests as follows: “My research is grounded in generative linguistic theory and explores the second language (L2) acquisition […]

Helen Buckler @ LEL Research Seminar

April 10, 2018 by

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On Tuesday 17th April, LEL welcomes Helen Buckler, Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Nottingham. Helen’s main research areas focus on “how infants and children acquire language(s) from the speech they hear”, investigating both the “acoustic properties of infant- and child-directed speech, and how this relates to speech perception […]