Workshops and more
July 2020 webinar
This year's teachers workshop ran as a FREE webinar on Friday 10th July 2020 3.30-5pm.
3.30-4.15 welcome + 'nano'-lectures on 4 x research case studies
4.15-5.00 Q&A with the researchers + putting it into practice with Dan Clayton of EngLangBlog
Classroom materials for each case study will be available online before the webinar:
- Language diversity and change: Claire Childs on grammatical change in the use of ‘never’
- Language in the workplace: Paul Drew on language as action in courtroom questioning
- Language acquisition: Tamar Keren-Portnoy on differences in US/UK Infant-Directed Speech
- Language attitudes: Dom Watt on results from the Accent Bias in Britain project
To see the webinar materials take a look at the #YorkCPD2020 workshop page
Accents, Attitudes and Identity: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Topics covered in this free four week online course for both students and teachers:
- Introduction to the study of language attitudes
- How do you measure attitudes?
- What is the relationship between language and identity?
- Why language attitudes matter
For more information and the registration link visit york.ac.uk/moocs.
The next run of our free online 4 week short course (MOOC) starts 13th July 2020.
Dan Clayton (of EngLangBlog) attended our 2015 workshop on behalf of the AQA, to provide guidance for use of the workshop materials in teaching for the AQA specification.
Dan's slides are available here to view (© AQA) and they include the following case studies: