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. For full details of this year's event, visit here. 

PhD students of Linguistics in the UK and Europe are welcome to participate in the annual LangUE conference. This year, LangUE 2019 will take place on the 13th of June. Abstract Submissions should be anonymous through EasyChair by following this link. Make sure your submission conforms with the guidelines. We will update our page with the names of plenary speakers and registration link shortly. 

Previous conferences



  • 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 inL2 learning.
  • Professor Bob Borsley (University of Essex) - “not screwing up interrogatives”.

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




  • Professor Paula Meara (Universit 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 booksbig?".

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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