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Full Title: BAAL / Cambridge University Press Applied Linguistics Seminar, Leeds Beckett University

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Start Date: 14-Jun-2014 - 14-Jun-2014
Contact: Dr Naeema Hann
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Meeting Description: This seminar aims to start a conversation among researchers, policy writers, practitioners and language users about using, researching and teaching right to left scripted languages. An important aim is to have a voice from learners at the event.

The seminar will be an opportunity to explore areas of need for improving access to and quality of teaching and learning of right to left scripted languages.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Sharon Handley, Dean of Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr John Morley, Director University-Wide Language Programmes, University of Manchester

Preview of Confirmed Sessions:

Saadia Gamir - Adult Arabic learning in the part-time language program: fidelity in adversity.

Abdullah Alfaifi and Eric Atwell - Comparative evaluation of tools for Arabic corpora search and analysis.

Michael Ingleby - Stress prediction using a CV segment model of Arabic words and gradience measures of suffix binding.

Nadia Abdelaal - Languages XP - Arabic: A language and cultural experience by university students for complete beginners in schools.

Sheraz Ali and Masood Hashmi - Teaching of Urdu in UK, fact and figures.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Writing Systems
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard; Hebrew; Hebrew, Ancient; Urdu
LL Issue: 25.2181

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