Clearing 2021
Department of Language and Linguistics

Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference

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The annual Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference (LangUE) brings together postgraduate students from around the world to present and discuss current research, results and problems from various fields of linguistics.

The format of the conference includes the presentation of papers, poster presentations, workshops and a plenary panel. Proceedings are published following the conference, with all submissions being peer-reviewed.

We are delighted that the 15th LangUE will take place as a two day conference on 10 and 11 June 2021 exclusively online. We aim to provide an ideal networking environment and welcome all levels of study including PhD students, Post-Docs, Master and Bachelor students.

Registration to attend the 15th LangUE conference is now open! To secure your place, please register early to avoid disappointment as there is a limited number of places.

Register your place

Participation at LangUE 2021 is free.

Those who have submitted an abstract for the 15th LangUE in 2020 should have received an email regarding their submission.

For this year we will be accepting submissions from preliminary findings as well as completed work in either a poster or presentation format.

Please check out EasyChair for submission details.

The final call for papers is 31 March 2021 at 5pm (UK time).

Once you have registered please have a look at our Airmeet Guide to familiarise yourself with this conference platform. There will be members of the committee available during the conference to help with any queries.

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speakers who have confirmed their attendance so far for 2021 are:

View this year's programme.

View this year's Abstracts: Talks.

View this year's Abstracts: Posters.

View this year's LangUE feedback form.

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 15th LangUE!

Kind regards

The LangUE Committee

Previous conferences



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



  • 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. You can find here LangUE 2018 Proceedings, which includes articles and more information about the fascinating presentations of some of our participants.



  • 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. 



  • 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.  



  • 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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