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

2016/17 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 2nd May 2017, 11.00-12.30
Venue: University of Liverpool 
Title:  Experimental studies of language learning in children
Speaker:  Dr Liz Wonnacott, University College London

Date: Tuesday 6th June 2017, 11.00-12.30
Venue: University of Manchester
Title: Assessing babies at risk of communication disorders
Speaker:  Dr Nicola Botting, City University

Previous Seminars

Date: Tuesday 1st November 2016, 11.00-12.30
Venue: Management School LT06, Lancaster University
Title:  Learning the rules: The acquisition of morphological regularities in language
Speaker: Dr Alissa Ferry, University of Manchester

Date: Tuesday 6th December 2016, 11.00-12.30
Venue: Lecture Theatre C, Zochonis Building, University of Manchester
Title: Trials of early intervention in autism: what can they tell us about developmental process and treatment effectiveness
Speaker: Prof Jonathan Green, University of Manchester

Date: Tuesday 10th January 2017, 11.00-12.30
Venue: Management School Lecture Theatre 6, Lancaster University
Title:  New Meanings of ‘thin-skinned’: autonomic and neural correlates of biological sensitivity to context
Speaker:  Dr Sam Wass, University of East London

Date: Tuesday 7th February 2017, 11.00-12.30
Venue: University of Manchester
Title: Child Language as a Life Chances Indicator
Speaker: Prof James Law, Newcastle University
Recording: Audio + Slides

Date: Tuesday 7th March 2017, 11.00-12.30
Venue: University of Liverpool 
Title: Learning to perspective-take in conversation
Speaker: Dr Kirsten Abbot-Smith, University of Kent

Date: Tuesday 4th April 2017, 11.00-12.30
Venue: Room 5.206 University Place, University of Manchester
Title: Exploring word learning difficulties in minimally-verbal children with autism spectrum disorder
Speaker: Dr Calum Hartley, Lancaster University

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

Previous Seminars