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Faculty of Languages and Cultures

Language acquisition seminar series

A series of six seminars are given by academics from different departments who will talk about the role of language in language-based scholarship and research.

ALL MA students who take a language acquisition course along with undergraduate students should attend the seminar series. If you wonder if it applies to you, look at the course proposal of your language course on the web, or ask your lecturer, programme convenor, or Head of the language department.  

The programme for 2013-14 can be found here.

Assessment:

One essay of 3,000 words related to a topic discussed in the seminars or a translation including a commentary. Your choice of topic should be discussed with your language teacher, your programme convenor and the seminars’ convenor.

Value:  30% of your language course. To be submitted on the first Friday of term 3.

Previous Events in this series

An additional seminar on translations and commentaries

Ms Narguess Farzad (NME)

7 February 2012, Vernon Square, V211, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Language, power and ethnographic research in the PRC

Dr. Jakob Klein (Anthropology)

31 January 2012, Vernon Square, V211, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Textual archives, literary cultures and multilingual societies

Dr. Francesca Orsini (SA)

17 January 2012, Vernon Square, V211, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Honour and violence against women in a modern Shari discourse

Prof. Lynn Welchman (Law)

29 November 2011, Vernon Square, V211, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Words and Power: life and death in Iraq

Prof. Charles Tripp (Politics)

15 November 2011, Vernon Square, V211, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Doing fieldwork in multilingual contexts

Trevor Marchand (Anthropology)

25 October 2011, Vernon Square, V211, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Using Language to History: documents, images, spaces, people

Dr Angus Lockyer (History)

11 October 2011, Vernon Square, V211, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM