Bristol Centre for Linguistics seminar series

The Bristol Centre for Linguistics (BCL) runs a series of research seminars throughout the year. All seminars are free to attend.

Seminar series 2016-17

Seminars will be held in room 3S504 from 8 February until 29 March 2017.

There are currently no upcoming events

Previous seminars

Seminar Series 2016-2017

12 October Joshua Birchall
Morphosyntactic features in South American Languages 

19 October Peter Racz
Social salience discriminates learnability of contextual cues in an artificial language  

26 October Septhia Irnanda, UWE Bristol
Phonological Awareness and Word Reading Acquisition in Acehnese-Indonesian Bilingual context"

2 November Mercedes Durham, Cardiff University
Performing a Welsh accent on Twitter: how, but also, why?

23 November Laura Arman, University of Manchester
Impersonal morphology and verb classes.

8 February Paulo Mariano, University of Warwick
The interference of orthography in the pronunciation and phonological awareness of Italian learners of English

22 February Damien Mooney, University of Bristol
Phonetic transfer during language contact: the mid-vowels of Occitan-French bilinguals

Seminar Series 2015-16

21 October 2015
Kate Beeching/Emily Robinson/James Murphy/Richard Coates (UWE,
“Sounds Bristolian”: generational shifts and geographical diffusion

28 October 2015
James Murphy (UWE, Bristol)
Refusals to apologise and using apologies to refuse

11 November  2015 
Ellen Smith (UCL)
Contact in Papapana

18 November  2015
Geoffrey Sampson (Sussex)
William Gladstone as Linguist 

25 November 2015
Karen Sage (UWE, Bristol/ Speech and Language Therapy Research
Unit) - Title TBC

Seminar Series 2014-15

25 March (2S609) Tony McEnery (Lancaster)
The Spoken British National Corpus 2014 Project

11 March (2S609) Rubén Chacón-Beltrán (Madrid)
Grammar Checking in English and Spanish

4 March (2S609) Alison Wray (Cardiff)
Formulaic language, language processing and interpersonal communication.

25 February (2S609) Maj-Britt Mosegaard-Hansen (Manchester)
Patterns of thanking in UK service calls

11 February (2S609) Sue Roulstone (UWE Bristol)
Speech Therapy and Child Language Development

4 February (2S603) James Murphy (UWE Bristol)
Political apologies in non-monologic settings

28 January (2S703) Rik Cheston (UWE Bristol)
Analysing the accounts of people affected by dementia 

12 November (2S609)  Richard Coates (UWE Bristol)
Some more aspects of the Pragmatic Theory of Properhood

5 November (2S603): Markus Schiegg (Bristol)
Variation in lower-class writing: 19th century patient letters from southern Germany

22 October (2S609) Harry Parkin (UWE Bristol)
West Midlands English dialect revealed by tax returns

15 October (2S609) Laura Wright (Cambridge)
Geography, Literature, Onomastics: the rural and suburban history of Sunnyside

Seminar Series 2013-14

26 March 2014 - Jonathan Charteris-Black (BCL, UWE)
Metaphor, agency and chronic pain - Abstract

19 March 2014 - Julie Blake (Bristol)
Creole in local newspapers

5 March 2014 - Richard Coates (BCL, UWE)
Where are the limits of the name? Some remaining issues with The Pragmatic Theory of Properhood

5 February 2014 - Richard Ingham (Birmingham City)
The role of Anglo-Norman in the history of English: shift-induced contact influence?

6 February 2013 - Anna Blackwell (UWE)
Characteristics of parent-child interactions which influence the vocabulary development of preschool children with impaired language: A systematic review
20 February 2013 - Lynne Cahill (Sussex)
ChartEx: excavating place descriptions from medieval charters
6 March 2013 - Tania Kouteva (SOAS)
Grammaticalization and language fossils
13 March 2013 - Margaret Deuchar (Bangor)
Factors favouring the production of bilingual vs. monolingual clauses by Welsh-English bilingual speakers
20 March 2013 - Joan Beal (Sheffield)
Dialects Inc.: the commodification of language in the ‘new economy’
27 March  2013 - Meredith Marra (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) - It’s the little things that count: Group norms at work
10 April 2013 - Laurie Bauer (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) - Exocentric compounds in English and some other languages
16 October 2013  - Vit Dovalil (Prague and Freiburg)
European language policy: A legal perspective
13 November 2013  -  Isabelle Needham-Didsbury (UCL)
Metaphor in psychotherapy: implications for utterance interpretation
4 December 2013  - Petros Karatsareas (BCL, UWE)
Caveats for contact linguistics from Cappadocian Greek
11 December 2013 - Catherine Rosenberg (UWE)
‘Making sculptures out of smoke': using narrative and creative
writing to develop students' reflexivity.

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