Department of Language and Linguistics

Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference

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We are pleased to announce that the 16th Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference (LangUE) conference will take place online on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June 2022.

The Conference brings together postgraduate students from around the world to present and discuss current research, results and problems from various fields of linguistics.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. View the full programme

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If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send us an email.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at this year's 16th LangUE!

Kind regards

The LangUE Committee

16th Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference (LangUE) 2022

View poster presentations (pre-recorded talks)

  • Chrysoula Vassiliu, Henriette Hendriks, Zoe Kourtzi - University of Cambridge and Victoria Leong Nanyang Technological University

    Presentation 
    - Multilingual Diversity and Cognitive Skills: Comparisons across UK and Singapore samples

  • Azler Garcia  - University of the Basque Country

    Presentation
    - Sociolinguistic variation in old age: A case study of (lako) in Bermeo Basque

  • Sachin Wanniarachchi - Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Wayanthi Egodage  - Rajarata University,  Shalini Wijerathna - University of Peradeniya

    Presentation - 
    Understanding Buddhist Monks’ Decreased Resistance towards English Language during an Economic Crisis in Sri Lanka

 

  • Claudia Tapia Castillo - University of Essex

    Presentation
    - Developing growth language learning mindsets to improve L2 motivation and English achievement.

  • Somaya Alnasser - University of Reading

    Presentation
    - An exploration of the digital practices of Saudi social media influencers on Instagram: A multimodal approach

Disclaimer: Video captions for these recordings have been generated automatically. All best efforts have been made to correct any programmatic mistakes or inaccuracies.

Previous conferences (with Proceedings)

2021

Talks

Our PhD students participated both in presentations and poster sessions from various areas of linguistics. Read more about the LangUE 2021 Proceedings, which includes articles and more information about the fascinating presentations of some of our participants.

Proceedings

2019

Talks

Our PhD students participated both in presentations and poster sessions from various areas of linguistics. Find out more about the LangUE 2019 Proceedings, which details information about the fascinating presentations throughout the day.

2018

Talks

  • Dr Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham) - "The BSL Corpus and sign linguistics: what we're learning about the structure and use of BSL".
  • Dr Yuni Kim (University of Essex) - "Roots and lexical categories in Huave".
  • Dr Christina Kim (University of Kent) - "Learning how individual speakers use language: Imprecision, contrast and lexical meaning".

Our PhD students participated both in presentations and poster sessions from various areas of linguistics. Find out more about the LangUE 2018 Proceedings, which includes articles and more information about the fascinating presentations of some of our participants.

2017

Talks

  • Professor Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge) - "Deconstructing (non-) configurationality: the Latin - Romance Transition."
  • Professor Leah Roberts (University of York) - grammatical processing in L2 learning.
  • Professor Bob Borsley (University of Essex) "not screwing up interrogatives."

Our PhD students participated both in presentations and poster session from various areas of linguistics. 

2016

Talks

  • Professor Paula Meara (University of Swansea) "Boolean Lexicons: very simple computer models of how lexicons might work".
  • Professor Ianthi Tsimpli (University of Cambridge) "Simultaneous and sequential bilingualism: does the difference matter?".
  • Professor Bob Borsley (University of Essex) "Why are good grammar books big?". They delighted participants with their fascinating talks which covered all areas of Linguistics.

2015

Talks

  • Professor Florence Myles (University of Essex) - the importance of SLA theory when designing L2 corpora.
  • Professor Janet Watson (University of Leeds) - a community based, multimodal documentation of the Modern South Arabian Languages.
  • Professor Bas Aarts (University College London) - whether English has a subordinator "for".

Students' presentations also focused on various linguistic topics. The conference provided the opportunity for both speakers and attendees to engage in meaningful discussions and it was a great opportunity for social interaction and networking.

 

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