Department of Language and Linguistics


Join us in 2022!

The annual Sociolinguist Essex Conference (SLX) brings together Masters and PhD students from the University of Essex and beyond to discuss current trends, methodologies, and challenges in sociolinguistics (and related fields).

The annual SociolinguistEssex Conference brings together postgraduate students from the University of Essex and beyond to discuss current research, results, and issues in sociolinguistics and related fields. The conference is organised by current postgraduate students from the Department of Language and Linguistics. It provides a friendly platform for sharing ideas and receiving constructive feedback, with no fees required.

The format of the conference includes the presentation of papers and plenary speakers. Proceedings are published following the conference with all submissions being peer-reviewed.

This year's conference


Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that SLX24 has been cancelled for 2021. We are planning for next year’s conference to be held in June 2022. 

In the meantime, we invite you to browse the programmes from previous conferences below.

Previous conferences

SLX21 2017

SLX20 2016

The SLX XX programme (.pdf) includes the abstract for each paper presented at the conference.

  • Domains as a sign of language shift (workplace): the case of Libyan Tuareg (Salah Adam)
  • Lenition of the feminine plural suffix (a:t) in the dialect of Ha’il : a variationist sociolinguistic analysis (Deema Alammar)
  • The formation of the Broken Plural by bilingual Iraqi-English children from a sociolinguistic perspective (Alyaa Al-Timimi)
  • The relationship between the ego-centred network trajectory and the local phonological variation in a Northern Thai industrial estate (Kosin Panyaatisin)
  • Variation between [a:] and [ɔ:]: The Case of Al-Ahsa in Saudi Arabia (Moayyad Al Bohnayyah)
  • The case of the Dawaser in Dammam city in Saudi Arabia: Variation between [ʤ] and [j] (Hind Alaodini)
  • “Are you Australian?” Uncovering attitudes towards Suffolk English, the enregisterment of a peripheral British dialect, and otherness (Robert Potter)
  • Variation in the use of Jim in Bedouin Medini Arabic (Abeer Hussain)
  • T-glottalling Revisited: Variation and Change in Young RP T-glottalling Revisited: Variation and Change in Young RP (Berta Badia Barrera)
  • Politeness in Dzongkha, National Language of Bhutan (Wangchuk Rinzin)
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