Conference Programme

Thursday 26th June 2014


08:30 – 09:00     Registration [Foyer of the Leeds University Business School ]

09:00 – 09:20     Opening session

09:20 – 10:00     PLENARY SESSION [room: Lecture Theatre G02]

The interplay of language and speech-accompanying gesture by Sotaro Kita

10:00 – 11:00     SESSION 1[room: Lecture Theatre G02]

Can close analysis of gesture and body language help us to understand the language comprehension and Theory of Mind skills of children with Down syndrome? by Lucy Dix

Popular Culture in the Literacy Classroom: Paying Attention to Modes by Rebecca Parry

Capturing digitally-mediated literacy practices in classrooms by Ibrar Bhatt

 11:00 – 11:20     Coffee break

 11:20 – 13:00     SESSION 2[room: Lecture Theatre G02]

To gesture or not to gesture. Investigating the composition of multimodal communicative acts and their utility during a map task by Jack Wilson

A multi-modal training approach to improve cochlear implant users’ ability to handle simultaneous talk by Amy Beeston, Emina Kurtić, Erica Bradley, Harriet Crook, Guy Brown and Bill Wells

Alternative Ways of  by Caroline Bligh

Phonological ‘Wildness’ in Early Language Development: An Eye-Tracking Study by Catherine Laing

 13:00 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 15:40     SESSION 3[room: Lecture Theatre G02]

Figurative language processing: Differential contributions of the cerebral hemispheres by Ekaterini Klepousniotou

Quran Recitation, Natural Language Processing, and Arabic and Islamic Studies  by Claire Brierley and Majdi Sawalha

Multimodality in Arabic Virtual Learning Environment by Ahmed Alzahrani and Eric Atwell

The modality question in Arabic dialect corpus linguistics: how should we capture dialect? by Eric Atwell and Fiona Douglas

Processing diacritics in Arabic: the results of an eye movement tracking study by Ehab Hermena, Denis Drieghe, Sam Hellmuth and  Simon Liversedge

15:40 – 16:00     Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00     SESSION 4[room: Lecture Theatre G02]

“Curl round over the top of the alpine garden”: Achieving (Mis)understanding(s) in Interpreted Interaction involving Sign Language  by Victoria Crawley and Andrew Merrison

Cn U read ths? Creative spellings in subtitling by Alina Secara

Multimodality, accessibility and extratitles: a reception study by Sara Ramos Pinto

17:00 – 17:40     PLENARY SESSION [room: Lecture Theatre G02]

Fundamental multimodality: The visual mode of language by Mandana Seyfeddinipur

17:40 – 18:00     Closing session and concluding remarks

18:00 – 18:30     Drinks reception

18:30 – 20:00     Buffet dinner



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