2020 applicants
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.

LangUE 2020 CANCELLED

We regret to inform you that the 15th LangUE 2020 conference will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are doing our best to ensure that we host this event in June 2021 so that we can provide an ideal networking environment for all research students including undergraduate and master’s students.

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

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speakers we had invited this year have all confirmed their attendance for 2021:

Prof Andrew Radford (Emeritus University of Essex)
Prof Christine Muir (University of Nottingham)
Dr Tracey Costley (University of Essex)
Dr Ian Cunnings (University of Reading)

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send us an email (langue@essex.ac.uk).

We hope to see you all at LangUE next year!

Kind regards

The LangUE Committee

Previous conferences

2019

Talks

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. 

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. You can find here 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 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.

 

2016

Talks

  • 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.  

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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