2014 Postgraduate Conference: 23 May

Research on Language and Linguistics at Sussex
Postgraduate Conference
Friday 23 May 2014
Friston Building, Room 112

Next week will be the last of this year’s ROLLS events and we are finishing with two guest speakers/discussants: Nicholas Groom from Birmingham and Clyde Ancarno from King’s College London plus six of our own PhD students (details below & in attachment). The second plenary is about a research project which actually developed out of work on the Sussex Mass Observation data.

All are welcome for the whole day or to drop in for a talk or two. 

[welcome & coffee!]
Plenary 1: Quantitative and qualitative perspectives on linguistic data (and why we need both)
Nicholas Groom, University of Birmingham
Semantic stability of English idioms
Margarita Yagudaeva
A corpus investigation of antonyms in Arabic
Rukayah AlHedayani        

[short break]
Grammatical aspects of code switching in Farsi English bilingual speech
Barzan Jaafar  
Morphosyntactic patterns in Tamahaq
Yousef Mohamed Othman Alazumi 

[lunch - refreshments provided]
Plenary 2: ‘People’, ‘Products’, ‘Pests’ and ‘Pets’: A corpus-assisted discourse analytic methodology
Clyde Ancarno, King’s College London
Gendered identities in the British liberal press: Beta males and why sometimes it’s hard to be a woman.
Yolanda Cerda        
Using linguistics to make sense of comics
Paul Davies       
All welcome! No booking required


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