The 23rd Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics

  • Mon 26 Mar 18

    10:00 - 17:00

  • Colchester Campus

    LTB 4

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  • Event organiser

    Language and Linguistics, Department of

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    2018 EGCL Commitee - Bingxin Cai, Lizeta Demetriou, Lorena S. Gadella Kamstra, Pori Saikia, Sharaf Yassin

With support from the Department of Language and Linguistics, our postgraduate students present their work on various Linguistics topics in the 23rd EGCL.

The Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics (EGCL) takes place in spring each year. It provides an opportunity for postgraduate students in our Department to present their work to our linguistics staff and student community under conference-like conditions.

EGCL has been held annually since 1996 with papers delivered on topics across the linguistics discipline.

A range of linguistics-related topics are presented, including applied linguistics, ELT, phonology, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and syntax.

Presenting at the conference offers our graduates several benefits:

  • Giving a presentation on their work forces students to structure and evaluate it. This in turn enables them to spot and hence remedy flaws in arguments and to identify new ways forward. 
  • It will enable students to get feedback from others on what they have done so far and to benefit from advice about what they could do in the future in terms of new lines of exploration, more appropriate tools or techniques and helpful literature. 
  • It is an excellent opportunity to get conference practice in friendly surroundings.

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