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The inaugural SoLLIS postgraduate conference

Thursday 9 May, 12.15-17.00, in Scholars, Foster Building

Keynote Speaker: Professor Paul Seedhouse (Newcastle University)


12:15 – 13:00 Networking reception lunch

13:00 – 13:10 Opening and Welcome

13:10 – 14:00 Professor Paul Seedhouse (Newcastle University)

14:00 – 15:30 SoLLIS Postgraduate research - parallel sessions

Panel A: Creative Writing (Chair: Catharine Frances):
Zakarya Anwar, ‘The Fictional Philosopher: The Ontology of Metafictional Characters in The Dirge City Story’
David Middleton, ‘“Spekken Propper”: Representing Dialect within a Dramatic Script’
Omer Anwar, ‘Tragic Fantasises: Positing the Language of Tragedy within the Fantasy Genre’
Patrick Doherty, ‘Me, Myself, Why? Representing the Self in Fact and Fiction’

Panel B: TESOL and Applied Linguistics (Chair: Chris Jones)
Oris Oritsebemigho Tom-lawyer, ‘The Role of Language in Education: The Nigerian Context’
Sundus Ameer, ‘Becoming British: ESOL Citizenship Material and Classroom Pedagogy’
Shelley Byrne, ‘Study into the effectiveness of pushed/non-pushed spoken output tasks
focussing on upper intermediate students in the EFL classroom’
Patrycja Golebiewska, ‘Is the Observe Hypothesise Experiment (OHE) cycle more effective
than Presentation Practice Production (PPP) when teaching chunks?’

Panel C: Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies (iSLanDS) (Chair: Ulrike Zeshan)
Keiko Sagara, ‘Typology of cardinal numerals and numeral incorporation in sign languages’
Nick Palfreyman, Title tbc

15:30 – 16.00 Refreshment Break

16:00 – 16:45 Parallel Sessions:

Session A: Research Roundtable for current postgraduates (Professor Will Kaufman, UCLan)

Session B: Introduction to taught and research degrees in SoLLIS for prospective postgraduates

16:45 – 17:00 Q&A Session: Listening to the Voice of Postgraduates

The conference is free to attend, but please email to reserve a place.