LuCiD Seminar Series

The LuCiD Seminar Series invites language experts from across the world, as well as leading researchers from the Centre, to share their research. Seminars take place monthly during term time at one of our North West universities and cover a range of topics linked to language acquisition. They are open to anyone wishing to attend-  email Mickie to be added to the mailing list. Following each seminar, there is usually opportunity to discuss ideas with the speaker over an informal lunch.

A LuCiD seminar

2017/18 Seminars

Below are the preliminary details for the upcoming series. Abstract, titles and venue (room) details will be updated nearer the time of each seminar. 

Date: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool
Title: The role of shared book reading in language development 
Speaker: Dr Claire Noble, University of Liverpool 

Date: TBC (Postponed March 2018 seminar)
Venue: University of Liverpool
Title: The role of prediction in language acquisition 
Speaker: Dr Hugh Rabagliati, University of Edinburgh

Past Seminars

Date: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Lancaster University
The acquisition and evolution of linguistic variation 
 Dr Kenny Smith, University of Edinburgh 

Date: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Room 2.05, Williamson Building
Title: Bootstrapping language acquisition 
Speaker: Prof Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh

Date: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Venue: Room 2.219, University Place, University of Manchester
Title: Investigating the effectiveness of SLT interventions in a special school for children and adolescents with severe language disorders 
Speaker: Dr Susan Ebbels, Moor House School and University College London

Date: Tuesday 16th January 2018
126, Mount Pleasant, University of Liverpool
(How) Can Infants Learn Words From Statistics?
Dr Jill Lany, University of Notre Dame

Date: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Venue: Room 2.220 University Place, University of Manchester
Title:  Socioeconomic disparities in early language development: Predictors, consequences and considerations for intervention
Speaker:  Prof Meredith Rowe, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Venue: Lancaster University
Title: New insights into curiosity-driven learning
Speaker: Dr Katie Twomey, University of Manchester 

Date: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Venue: Room B2.4, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester
Title: Language acquisition in typologically different languages
Speaker: Prof Sabine Stoll, University of Zurich

If you have any suggestions or would like to give a seminar please contact Helen, our centre manager.

Previous Seminars