LRC Seminar Series 2013/4

All lectures will begin at 4 pm in Room 216, the Keir Hardie Building, unless otherwise stated.

Autumn 2013

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 4-5 pm, KH 216
“‘Green card’ vs. ‘Green card’: The interpretation of compound words by Spanish English bilinguals”
Dr Rocio Perez‐Tattam (Modern Languages Department, Swansea University)

Wednesday 30 October 2013, 4-5 pm, KH 216
"Positioning lexical bundles in discourse”
Prof Eniko Csomay (Department of Linguistics and Asian‐Middle Eastern Languages, San Diego State University)  

Wednesday 20 November 2013, 4-5 pm, KH 216
“Testing the lexicon in Arabic”
Ahmed Al‐Molsrai and Prof Jim Milton (Department of English Language and Literature, Swansea University)  

Wednesday 27 November 2013, 12:30 pm, 4th floor kitchen, Faraday Tower, Computer Science Department 
Co-sponsored with ‘visible lunch’ seminar series:
“Stylometry with R”
Dr Jan Rybicki (Department of English, Jagiellonian University, Krakow)

Please contact the LRC seminar co-ordinator, Dr Federica Barbieri ( if you have any queries 

LRC Seminar Series 2012/13

All lectures will begin at 4 pm in Room 216, the Keir Hardie Building, unless otherwise stated.

26 October 2012, 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Alicia San Mateo (visiting scholar at the LRC)
‘Vocabulary learning in L2 through three learning activities: definitions, examples and sentence-composing’

Sara Riveiro (visiting scholar at the LRC)
‘The effects of semantic interference on grammatical agreement’

31 October 2012, 4pm - 5pm
Dr Vivienne Rogers (Swansea University)
‘The Link between syntax and vocabulary in L2 acquisition’

14 November 2012, 4pm - 5pm
Dr Federica Barbieri (Swansea University)
‘“OK honey” or “right on, dude”? Exploring age-based linguistic variation in American conversation’

3 December 2012, 1pm - 2pm (Arts and Humanities Conference Room, Basement Floor, Callaghan Building)
Prof Birgit Henriksen
‘Something rotten in the Danish language classrooms? - a short overview of the research on vocabulary size and depth of Danish learners of English’

6 February 2013, 4pm - 5pm
Dr Cristina Izura (Swansea University)
'A comparative exploration of the distinctive qualities of oral, hand written and typed language in memory and recall'

27 February 2013, 4pm - 5pm
Professor Shannon Sauro (Malmö University)
'Evaluating the complexity of L2 performance during computer-mediated communication'

20 March 2013, 4pm - 5pm
Dr Michael Daller (Swansea University)
'Vocabulary acquisition and the learning curve'

LRC Seminar Series 2011/12

All lectures will begin at 4 pm in the Keir Hardie Building, Room 216.

19 October
Dr Tess Fitzpatrick and Mr David Playfoot
 ‘Using word association data to investigate lexical retrieval behaviour’

16 November
Professor Eva Alcón
Teaching pragmatics in instructed language learning environments’ 

7 December
Ms Shakiela Davies
Age of Acquisition effects and morphology: Is there a relationship?’ 

1 February 2012
Dr Anna Charalambidou
'Joking about sex in everyday conversations of an elderly all-female friendship group'

14 March 2012
Huw Dylan Owen
'Yr Iaith Gymraeg mewn Gofal Iechyd a Chymdeithasol'
('The Welsh Language in Health and Social Care')

LRC Seminars 2010-11

Autumn Semester:

  • 20 October 2010, 4-5pm: ‘"It's on the tip of my tongue" - Anomia in semantic dementia’, Dr Jeremy Tree (Department of Psychology, School of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University)
  • 17 November 2010, 4-5pm: ‘Teacher training in the Basque Country and Wales through Basque and Welsh: provision and ways forward’, Dr Julia Barnes (Faculty of Humanities and Education HUHEZI, Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Basque Country, Spain; visiting professor at Cardiff University)
  • 15 December 2010, 4-5pm: ‘Recontextualising participatory journalists’ mobile media in British television news: A case study of the live coverage and commemorations of the 2005 London bombings’, Dr Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Ms Annie Bryan (Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University).

Spring Semester:

  • 9 February 2011, 4-5pm: ‘Taking the patient's history: form filling, patient participation and nurse-patient talk during admission interviews’, Dr Aled Jones (College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University)
  • 30 March 2011, 4-5pm: Using single subject case studies to examine vocabulary acquisition: methods, advantages, problems’, Dr Huw Bell (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • 22 June 2011, 2-3pm: ‘Three countries. Three languages. One on-line language learning project’, Dr Klára Szabó (Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Szeged, Hungary).