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English Language Research Seminars 2013/14

Please click here for a list of abstracts

Teaching Period 1

Room: MB 206 (unless stated otherwise)
Time: 4:00–5:30pm

October 16th: 
InterLanD seminar
Erika Darics, University of Portsmouth 
Lingua Digitalis:  A discourse-centred approach to digital communication

October 30th: 
CLERA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Professor Norbert Schmitt, University of Nottingham 
Size and depth of vocabulary: What the research tells us
PLEASE NOTE: room change 554 followed by drinks reception in MB65

November 13th:
CfL seminar

Dr. Tatiana Tkačuková:  Aston University 
Communication Needs of Litigants

November 27th : 
CLERA seminar
Dr. Muna Morris Adams, Aston University
" What are pigeons ? "   Vocabulary explanations in non-native English speaker teacher classrooms 
 
December 11th: 
InterLanD seminar
Dr. Joe Bennett, University of Birmingham 
'How to do things with morality: Ideas about moral evaluation, affect and rationality in political communication and applied linguistics'

Teaching Period 2

Room: MB 568 (unless stated otherwise) 
Time: 4:00–5:30pm

January 22nd
Room NW807
CfL seminar
Dr Krzysztof Kredens, Aston University 
Adversarial interpreting in legal contexts – problem or solution?

February 5th 
Professor Paul Meara, University of Cardiff
Mapping Applied Linguistics

February 19th
Dr Almut Koester University of Birmingham
Applying Research on Workplace and Business Discourse: Corpus-based Teaching Materials

March 5th 
DISTINGUISHED VISITOR SEMINAR

Prof Mary Schleppegrell, University of Michigan 
(Booking required, please click here for details)

March 12th
Dr Nigel Harwood, University of Essex
 
Proofreaders and proofreading: findings from two research projects

March 26th
Eleni Oikonomou, PhD candidate, King's College London 
Space and educational practice