Seminars and Workshops


Seminars and Workshops in Semester 2, 2018/19


Department Seminars

Department seminars are usually scheduled each Wednesday during term time in the Reading Room (Blk AS5-05-09) unless otherwise stated. Speakers are staff members and guests to the Department.  All are welcome.

Mon, 18 Mar 3pm – 5pm
All in One and One of Many: Representativeness in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
By Heather Brink-Roby

Mon, 1 Apr 4pm – 5:30pm
Sparse input, rich inferences: connecting comparative syntax and learnability concerns
By Nick Huang

Wed, 03 Apr 4pm – 5:30pm
Romantic Entanglements: The Figure of an Era
By Andrew Warren

Wed, 08 Apr 4pm – 5:30pm
What schools do to language: Curriculum, language ideology,and the challenges of teaching
By Mark C. Lewis

Wed, 10 Apr 4pm – 5:30pm
That’s the Thing: The Material Turn in Literary Studies
By Liedeke Plate, Radboud University (The Netherlands)

Thur, 11 Apr 4pm – 5:30pm
‘Brexit and Legitimation’
By Rowan R. Mackay

Mon, 15 Apr 4pm – 5:30pm
On Late Modernist Wartime: Critical Empathy and the Phenomenology of an Air Raid
By Beryl Pong


Sociolinguistics Reading Group

The Sociolinguistics Reading Group is open to anyone who is interested in sociolinguistics.

The group meets for around one hour every Thursday afternoon at 1pm during term time in the Reading Room (Blk AS5-05-09) unless otherwise stated. The reading group will discuss current research articles from sociolinguistic journals (Language in Society, Journal of Sociolinguistics, etc).

For more information, please email Wang Tianxiao

Mon, 17 Jan 1pm – 2pm
Cosmopolitan English, traditional Japanese Reading language desire into the signage of Tokyo’s gay
Mon, 21 Jan 2pm – 3pm
Globalization and (Un)expected Language on the Linguistic Landscape
Guest speaker: Francis M. Hult, Lund University

Thur, 24 Jan 1pm – 2pm
Variation and change in English /r/ among Tamil Indian Singaporeans
By Starr & Balasubramaniam, NUS

Thur, 31 Jan 1pm – 2pm
(De)constructing distinction: Class inequality and elite authenticity in mediatized food discourse
By Gwynne Mapes, University of Bern, Switzerland

Thur, 24 Feb 1pm – 2pm
Interactional Stancetaking in Online Forums
By Gwynne Mapes, University of Bern, Switzerland

Thur, 7 Mar 1pm – 2pm
The need for a social and affordance-drive multimodal critical discourse studies
By David Machin, Orebro University, Sweden

Thur, 14 Mar 1pm – 2pm
Eating together multimodally: Collaborative eating in mukbang, a Korean livestream of eating
By Hanwool Choe, Georgetown University, USA

Thur, 21 Mar 1pm – 2pm
TransBscripting: play subversion with Chinese characters
By Li Wei, University College London & Zhu Hua, Birkbeck College, University of London

Thur, 4 Apr 1pm – 2pm
Production, perception, and communicative goals of American newscaster speech
By Emily Gasser et al

Thur, 8 Apr 1:30pm – 2pm
Belonging beyond the deficit label: the experiences of ‘non-Chinese speaking’ minority studies
By Gao et al.

Thur, 18 Apr 1pm – 2pm
Fat talk: A citizen sociolinguistic approach
By SturtzSreetharan et al.

ENDDOC Reading Group

The ENDDOC (on Endangered Languages & Language Documentation) Reading Group usually meets alternate Mondays during term time at Meeting Room 6, PC Commons, Education Resource Center (ERC) Level 2 University Town (above Starbucks) unless otherwise stated.  All are welcome.  Details:  Enddoc general.