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PhD student Najah Albaqawi presents at PARLAY, York

Congratulations to RGCL PhD student Najah Albaqawi for giving a presentation at the PARLAY Doctoral Consortium on 2nd September 2016, titled: “An Investigation into Morpho-syntactic Simplification in the Structure of Gulf Pidgin Arabic in Saudi Arabia”. Continue reading

Corpus Methodologies Explained: An empirical approach to translation studies (Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies) by Meng Ji (Editor), Michael Oakes (Editor), Li Defeng (Editor), Lidun Hareide (Editor)

Dr Michael Oakes has co-edited a new book which introduces the latest advances in Corpus-Based Translation Studies (CBTS), a thriving subfield of Translation Studies which forms an important part of both translator training and empirical translation research. Continue reading

Victoria takes to the floor at TEDx Brum

PhD student Victoria Yaneva recently showcased the work of the University’s Research Group in Computational Linguistics (RGCL) and her own research into improving reading for people with autism at the TEDx Brum event at the Town Hall, Birmingham.

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organisations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences; TEDx events – often with a live presenters and TED Talks videos – are inspirational, prestigious to speak at and well regarded internationally. Continue reading

Why we all need access to meaning (by Victoria Yaneva)

Victoria Yaneva TEDEX

With the 21st Century known as the age of information, access to knowledge can change our lives in so many ways. Yet comprehension difficulties are a core characteristic of those on the autistic spectrum, making extracting meaning a distinct challenge. Victoria Yaneva outlines how technology can help bridge these differences in learning, by building upon the strengths of those with autism rather than focusing on weaknesses. Continue reading