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Matras and Villa-García talk bilingualism

May 25, 2021 by

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The second instalment of the Bilingualism Series hosted by Instituto Cervantes (see previous post) will feature two LEL linguists discussing bilingualism, multilingualism, and language contact. Professor Emeritus Yaron Matras will be interviewed on these topics by Julio Villa-García. The interview, titled “Bilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities”, is scheduled for Wednesday, 26 May 2021, at 6pm BST, and […]

Villa-García on “Living bilingually”

April 30, 2020 by

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Earlier in April, LEL’s Julio Villa-García gave an an invited lecture at the Instituto Cervantes of Manchester and Leeds, as part of the Panhispanic Studies Series. The topic of the lecture was “Living Bilingually”, and the lecture was delivered synchronously on Zoom. If you missed it, do not despair, because the recording is now publicly […]

Nini testifies in court

November 18, 2019 by

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LEL’s Andrea Nini travelled to Cyprus last week to appear in court as an expert witness. The case is against a British woman, who reported a rape earlier this year. While an arrest was made at the time, the suspects were released without charges, after the woman retracted her original statement. Now on trial for […]

European Day of Languages

September 27, 2019 by

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We were celebrating European Day of Languages on 26th September. The Voice of Islam celebrated it by talking to our very own Julio. If you missed it, you can still catch the podcast here (from 1:25′).

Postcard from Julio

July 15, 2019 by

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Julio is in sunny Spain, where he has kept busy spreading the gospel of language diversity. He has been consulted about multilingualism and code switching by just about every media outlet in the country, and he has collected enough newspaper cutouts with his face on to wallpaper his office once he’s back.

LEL Insight Day 2019

July 4, 2019 by

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We threw our doors open at LEL last week to welcome students from Manchester colleges, and give them a taste of what it’s like to study Linguistics and English Language. The Insight Day featured presentations from LEL staff and students on linguistic diversity in Manchester, talking about space, speech imaging and dialect variation. This is […]

Faith and linguistic diversity. A celebration at the Manchester Cathedral

June 24, 2019 by

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Multilingual Manchester are hosting an event to celebrate faith and language diversity tomorrow, on 25 June 2019, 6:30pm-9pm, at Manchester Cathedral. Here’s what they tell us about the event: “Join us to celebrate the threads of language, faith and culture that are woven through Manchester life. Take part in open conversations in themed workshops, listen to […]

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 […]

‘Made in Manchester’

June 10, 2019 by

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Manchester’s language diversity was celebrated today at the Central Library with the launch of the multilingual poem ‘Made in Manchester’ — which includes contributions from school pupils and residents in 64 languages (of which around half were collected by LEL students working with Multilingual Manchester). The Central Library is hosting an exhibit featuring the poem. […]

Julio’s TedX talk now online

May 22, 2019 by

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We promised, we deliver. If you missed it, if you saw it, but want to see it again, and for our friends, fans and strategic partners around the world, you can now watch Julio’s TedX talk here.