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Postgraduate Linguistic Lunch Seminar Series

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 12:15 – 1:15pm

Postgraduate Linguistic Lunch Seminar Series

The Linguistic Lunch series is organised by School of Linguistic, Speech & Communication Sciences seeks to feature postgraduate researchers working on any linguistic subdiscipline (applied linguistics, historical linguistics, neurolinguistics, deaf studies, etc.). The series consists of one hour seminars where postgraduates can present on their projects in short, 11-minute lightning talks aimed at an audience of their peers and other interested parties. These seminars are a great forum for getting experience speaking about your research in an informal and friendly environment, and for meeting some of the other students in the college's research community.

The first session of of the series will feature the three speakers, Chang Zhang, PhD, Daniela Modrescu, PhD and Inge Wagner, PhD.

About the Speakers

Chang Zhang, PhD
Trinity Centre for Asian Studies & Centre for Language & Communication Studies
Chang Zhang is a PhD researcher in applied linguistics. He is based in the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, where he also contributes to the Mandarin Chinese Language courses of the MPhil in Chinese Studies. His primary research interest is the de/motivation of learning Chinese as an additional language and the implementation of Computer-Assisted Language Learning in Chinese language studies. And he was recently promoted to become a father.

Speaker 2.
Daniela Modrescu, PhD
Centre for Language & Communication Studies

Bio: Daniela Modrescu is a PhD researcher in English Language Learning and Teaching in the School of Linguistic, Speech, and Communication Sciences, where she also teaches The Applied Linguistics of ELT undergraduate module. Her research investigates the implications of the English language learning ecology in the context of international students in Higher Education on the curriculum planning and implementation. She has been actively involved in ERASMUS+ international projects such as EUROMEC, E-LENGUA and XCELING (ongoing).

Speaker 3.
Inge Wagner, PhD
Centre for Language & Communication Studies
Inge Wagner, 1986, studied German literature, German linguistics and Psychology at University of Passau. After four years of business experience in brand marketing and online-marketing she started her PhD research on current German novels at the Department of German Literature and Mediasemiotics at University of Passau under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan-Oliver Decker. Over the last seven years she worked as a lecturer teaching research methods for semiotic text-analyses and German as a Foreign Language. Currently, Inge is teaching the German Modules for Undergraduate students at the CLCS.

About the Series
The seminars are scheduled to be held once per month during the academic year from 12:15 pm-1:15 pm. The following seminar dates are currently available for abstract submissions:

23rd October (closed)
28th November (deadline for submissions 12th Nov.)
12th December (deadline for submissions 26th Nov.)

Call for Abstracts

We welcome research from any of the member departments of SLSCS in any linguistic subdiscipline (applied linguistics, historical linguistics, neurolinguistics, deaf studies, etc.) or from any postgraduate research student whose research includes issues dealing with language or linguistic analysis. If you are interested in participating, please send a short abstract and bio (no longer than 100 words), as well as a photo, through Google Forms.

We aim to have multiple speakers at each talk from various subdisciplines, followed by a short Q&A session.

While we expect the seminars to feature PhD students, in a future call we will welcome submissions from MPhil/MSc students who will be working on their dissertations starting in Hilary Term and would be interested in presenting on their work. However, all postgraduate students are welcome to attend the seminars.

We encourage participants to speak about their research at any stage, even at the beginning stages of their project, as this is a great way to gain feedback and strengthen the postgraduate research community within the school.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Linguistic Lunch Team ate-mail:

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Student events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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