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.

This year's conference

This year's conference will take place on Thursday 14 June 2018.

The full programme for the 2018 conference can be found here.



  • Dr Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Christina Kim (University of Kent)
  • Dr Yuni Kim (University of Essex).

Call for papers

Abstracts of no more than 400 words are invited on any topic in linguistics. They should include the institution and should be anonymous.

The deadline for receiving abstracts for oral presentations or poster presentations is Thursday 26 April 2018. If your abstract is accepted, you will be allowed 20 minutes for an oral presentation.

All abstracts should be in accordance with our submission guidelines (.pdf). No late submissions will be accepted.

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Previous conferences



  • 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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