Janny H. C. Leung Profile

ProfilesJanny H. C. Leung is Professor of Linguistics in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. She obtained her M Phil and PhD in English and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, an LLB from the University of London, and an LLM from Yale Law School.

Janny Leung

She was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Yenching Institute, the Faculty of Law of McGill University, and a Luce East Asia Fellow at the National Humanities Center (USA).

Broadly speaking, her research has revolved around the study of meaning. Her first line of research, developed from her doctoral work, focuses on the mapping between meaning and linguistic form in the acquisition and processing of language, using a psycholinguistic approach and a quantitative methodology. She is a founding member of the School’s Speech, Language and Cognition Laboratory.

Her second and most current line of research lies in the emergent interdisciplinary area of language and law. She has published a monograph and a series of papers on challenges, ideologies and paradoxes in multilingual legal practice. She has also written about language rights, legal interpretation, unrepresented litigation, courtroom discourse, legal translation, and representations of law in the media. Her current government-funded project deals with the evolution of law in the modern communication environment.

Selected publications:

Leung, J. (2019) Shallow equality and symbolic jurisprudence in multilingual legal orders. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Leung, J., & Durant, A. (Eds.) (2018) Meaning and power in the language of law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Durant, A., & Leung, J. (2016) Language and law. London, UK: Routledge.


Work for CID:

Janny Leung wrote a guest post on COVID-sensitive kanji.

Hong Kong Baptist U: Research Prof in Linguistics (China)

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Research Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: February 6, 2020.

The Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University, invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor in linguistics. Applicants should possess (1) a PhD in linguistics or a closely-related discipline and (2) an active, impact-bearing research programme including evidence of (or potential for) successfully granted research funded from public and/or private sources. Applicants possessing credible experience in cross-disciplinary research, promoting promising ties with potential collaborating institutions, and engendering social impact through their research programme will be broadly considered. The appointee is expected to teach no more than two courses each year in relation to his/her expertise.

U Westminster MPhil/PHD Studentships Linguistics (UK)

“Studentships“MPhil or PHD Studentships, School of Humanities, University of Westminster, London, UK. Deadline: 17 May 2019.

The School of Humanities at the University of Westminster is offering two studentships, including a fee waiver of home/EU fees* and stipend of £16,777 per annum for three years full-time study, to commence in either September 2019 or January 2020. The School of Humanities, based in the University’s historic Regent Street building, offers a vibrant, multidisciplinary research environment with a well-established PhD programme in, or across, a wide range of disciplines, including Contemporary Chinese Studies, English Language, English Literature, French and Francophone Studies, History, Linguistics, Museums and Heritage, Translation Studies, Visual Culture and Cultural Studies.

The Westminster Forum for Languages and Linguistics would particularly welcome applications from prospective PhD candidates in their specialist areas in sociolinguistics and historical linguistics:

  • Multilingualism including community/heritage languages
  • Migration, exile, language and spaces
  • Language contact including creole languages
  • Language and gender
  • Historical study of the English language

To discuss informally where your research idea might fit within these specialisms, or for queries about any aspect of the application process, please contact Dr Helen Glew.

Princeton U: Postdoc in Linguistics (USA)

“JobPostdoctoral Research Associate, Program in Linguistics, Princeton University, NJ, USA. Deadline: April 1, 2019 (for first review, with rolling deadline).

The Program in Linguistics at Princeton University invites applications for a post-doctoral (or more senior) research position in linguistics. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in formal semantics/pragmatics or prosody/intonation, and an interest in exploring the relationship between the two, experimentally and theoretically. The candidate may be invited to teach one course for Linguistics per semester, pending sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, and may engage in a small amount of undergraduate independent work advising. When teaching or advising, the successful candidate will carry a secondary rank of Lecturer. In addition, they will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Program in Linguistics. PhD in Linguistics or relevant discipline, preferably within the past five years but no later than September 1, 2019. This is a one-year term position starting September 1, 2019 with the possibility of renewal for a second year, based on continued satisfactory performance.

 

CFP Linguistic Landscape Workshop (Thailand)

ConferencesCFP The 11th Linguistic Landscape Workshop (XIScape2019), 4 – 6 June 2019, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Deadline: 1 December 2018.

As the first Linguistic Landscape workshop convened in Asia, the theme for this year’s XIScape2019 is, appropriately, “East Meets West: Social Reflection and Integration.”

OBJECTIVES

*To attract LL scholars from Europe, America, Africa, and Asia to meet and share their research findings.

*To introduce Asian LL to Western scholars and vice versa.

*To encourage the integration of various branches of knowledge.

*To promote understanding of society through LL study.

Manchester Metropolitan U Job Ad: Linguistics (UK)

Job adsLecturer in (Socio)Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Deadline: 21 January 2018.

Lecturer in Linguistics with a preference for a specialist in Sociolinguistics (with a broad focus on language variation and change). Irrespective of Linguistic subject area of specialism, an expertise in youth language and/or working with young people will be a distinct advantage.

This role represents an opportunity to join a small, growing and committed Linguistics team delivering high-quality teaching, supervision, and research activities in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. In addition to this, if the successful candidate has an expertise in youth language / working with young people, they would also have the opportunity to become a key member of the Manchester Centre for Youth (MCYS). Established in 2014, MCYS is a cross-disciplinary research centre, located in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities; it aims to be a centre of expertise for the research of youth language.

Norwegian U of Science & Technology Postdoc: Linguistics

PostdocsThe Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications from qualified individuals for a 3-year postdoc position within the research group AcqVA (Acquistion, Variation & Attrition).

The AcqVA group is a joint research group between UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø and NTNU in Trondheim. The Trondheim unit of the group consists of 18 researchers, including 3 professors, 4 associate professors, 1 postdoc, 8 PhD candidates, and 1 20% adjunct professor. The group is currently in the process of recruiting a new Phd candidate. The group members are involved in a number of research projects both locally and internationally, many of which have received external funding.

Deadline: February 1, 2018.

NTU Singapore Job Ad: Interactional Linguistics

Job adsTenure-track Assistant Professor in Interactional Linguistics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The School of Humanities, NTU, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship with specialisation in Interactional Linguistics. Applicants with expertise in Interactional Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Membership Categorization Analysis, Ethnomethodological Discourse Analysis or related fields are welcome to apply. Experience in working with Malay and other South-East Asian languages and communities would be an advantage.

Candidates must possess a PhD in a relevant field, completed by the commencement date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate is expected to show evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-reviewed publications and the ability to secure research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate can expect to start as soon as July 2018.

To receive full consideration, applications should be dispatched to the Search Committee by 30 October 2017. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Irene Maria F. Blayer Profile

ProfilesIrene Maria F. Blayer holds a PhD in Romance linguistics from the University of Toronto, and is a Full Professor at Brock University, Ontario, Canada, where she  is affiliated with the department of Modern Languages as well as the Interdisciplinary PhD in Humanities.

Irene Blayer

Trained as a historical linguist, her interests evolved into larger cross-linguistics and interdisciplinary teaching and research projects. In a broader context, current research includes the study of diasporic and insular-narratives, and how these narratives express  the inter-cultural complex and diachronic interplay of identity, language and culture. She has been part of research projects with colleagues in Asia, Brazil, Canada, Europe and the United States. She is the co-founder with Dulce Scott (Anderson Univ, USA) of the InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (launched in 2012) and Co-executive editor of the book series Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas (launched in 2016) with Peter Lang.

Some recent publications include: Intersecting Diaspora Boundaries: Portuguese Contexts (2016), Portugal pelo mundo disperso (2013), Narrating the Portuguese Diaspora: Piecing Things Together (2011),  Narrativas em Metamorfose: Abordagens Interdisciplinares (2009); Oral and Written Narratives and Cultural Identity: Interdisciplinary Approaches (2007​)​.


Work for CID:
Irene Maria Blayer has served as a reviewer for Portuguese translations.

U York Job Ads: Linguistics (UK)

Lectureships in English Language and Linguistics
University of York – Heslington Campus
Closing date: 6 February 2017.

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is seeking to appoint two Lecturers to contribute to research and teaching in the field of English Language and Linguistics from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts are full-time.

You are early to mid-career linguists who are establishing, or have established, a track record of high quality research and who are also committed to excellence in teaching and supervision. You will play a full part in the research, teaching, supervision and administration of the Department, with particular responsibility for teaching and supervising in our English language and linguistics programmes. We particularly welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching interests include one or more of the following: corpus linguistics, history of English, interactionist approaches to English, language variation and change, sociolinguistics, varieties of English.

You should be sure that you meet the Essential Criteria in the Person Specification section of the further information associated with the posts before starting an application. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of Department (Professor Dunstan Brown) by e-mail (dunstan.brown AT york.ac.uk). For further information and to apply on-line, please visit this website.