School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Events archive

In this section, you can find recent past events that have occured over the current academic year. For events from further back, please select a year from the archive menu on the left. Past events are ordered in reverse chronology, with most recent events listed first.

Cross-London Sociolinguistics Seminar | Language & the identification of “existential threats”
26 October 2018

For this CLSS event, we will be focusing on the notion of existential threats: how they are perceived, constructed and circulated textually and in interaction.

Linguistics Guest Speaker Seminar | Andrew Murphy (Leipzig)
24 October 2018

As part of the linguistics department's Guest Speaker Seminar series, Dr Andrew Murphy (Leipzig) will present some of his recent research.

PhD viva workshop: Bare and not so bare
15 October 2018

On the occassion of Melisa Rinaldi's PhD viva voce, we will be hosting a workshop on her thesis topic. All welcome!

Special Invited Talk | John Edwards (St Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie University)
11 June 2018

We are pleased to welcome John Edwards (St Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie University) for an ad-hoc lecture on Language Claims and Language Rights.

The 8th Annual Jenny Cheshire Lecture
8 June 2018

We are excited to welcome Helen Kelly-Holmes, Professor of Applied Languages at the University of Limerick, as this year's speaker at the annual Jenny Cheshire lecture. The lecture will run from 18:30-19:30, followed by a 30 minute Q&A. We will then have a reception until 21:00 in the ArtsTwo lobby.

Micro-discourse Data Analysis Session | Melissa Bliss
23 May 2018

In this session, Melissa Bliss will provide data from a YouTube video made by an older person to discuss ageing identities

LingLunch | William A. Foley (Sydney)
17 May 2018

Professor William Foley (Sydney) will be visiting QMUL this week for an ad-hoc LingLunch on the parameters of polysynthesis.

Guest Speaker Seminar | Jane Stuart-Smith (Glasgow)
16 May 2018

As part of our invited guest speaker seminar series, we are pleased to welcome Professor Jane Stuart-Smith (Glasgow), who will be discussing sibilants and sound change in Glaswegian English.

Micro-discourse Data Analysis Session | Christian Ilbury
15 May 2018

In this session,Christian Ilbury will provide data from Snapchat stories collected during a period of fieldwork at a youth group in East London.

London Semantics Day 2018
15 May 2018

For the 5th London Semantics Day, we welcome scholars from across Europe to discuss their recent research. All welcome!

Special Invited Lecture | Asif Agha (UPenn)
10 May 2018

The LISS-DTP, in collaboration with QMUL Linguistics and KCL LDC, are thrilled to welcome Professor Asif Agha (UPenn) for a special invited talk. Click the event for abstract, speaker details, and ticketing information.

Guest Speaker Seminar | Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford)
10 May 2018

As part of our invited guest speaker seminar series, we are pleased to welcome Professor Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford) to QMUL.

Randolph Quirk Fellow 2018 | Professor Lisa Green (UMass-Amherst) | Public lecture and film screening
3 May 2018

We are delighted that our 2018 Randolph Quirk Fellow will be Professor Lisa Green (UMass-Amherst). She will be visiting the department from 30 April - 4 May. Professor Green will be delivering a series of workshops, as well as a public lecture followed by a film screening. The public lecture is on African American English and sounding black: Hot topics and debates. It will be followed by a screening of Talking Black in America. Click the event for more information and to reserve tickets.

Randolph Quirk Fellow 2018 | Professor Lisa Green (UMass-Amherst) | Workshop Three
2 May 2018

We are delighted that our 2018 Randolph Quirk Fellow will be Professor Lisa Green (UMass-Amherst). She will be visiting the department from 30 April - 4 May. Professor Green will be delivering a series of workshops, as well as a public lecture followed by a film screening. This workshop is on: Variation and development in child African American English.

Randolph Quirk Fellow 2018 | Professor Lisa Green (UMass-Amherst) | Workshop Two
1 May 2018

We are delighted that our 2018 Randolph Quirk Fellow will be Professor Lisa Green (UMass-Amherst). She will be visiting the department from 30 April - 4 May. Professor Green will be delivering a series of workshops, as well as a public lecture followed by a film screening. This workshop is on: Left periphery phenomena in African American English.

Randolph Quirk Fellow 2018 | Professor Lisa Green (UMass-Amherst) | Workshop One
30 April 2018

We are delighted that our 2018 Randolph Quirk Fellow will be Professor Lisa Green (UMass-Amherst). She will be visiting the department from 30 April - 4 May. Professor Green will be delivering a series of workshops, as well as a public lecture followed by a film screening. This workshop is on: Tense and aspect in African American English.

Postgraduate Research Afternoon
28 March 2018

For this afternoon, our first year PhD students will present the beginnings of their PhD research projects.

Phonetics Lab meeting | Nate Young presents
22 March 2018

In this phonetics lab meeting, PhD student Nate Young presents his work on a new forced alignment tool for Nordic languages, NordFA.

LingLunch | Danniella Samos (QMUL)
22 March 2018

PhD student Danniella Samos will be presenting her research on metaphors and obesity.

Guest Speaker Seminar | Danielle Turton (Newcastle)
21 March 2018

We are pleased to welcome Dr Danielle Turton to QMUL this week, who will give a talk titled: "t-flapping vs. glottalling in Lancashire, London and beyond: a sociophonological analysis of variation and change"

Phonetics Lab meeting | Rosie Oxbury presents
21 March 2018

Rosie Oxbury presents some ongoing analysis from her PhD research, titled: Old and new phonological variation in Multicultural London English.

Micro-discourse Data Analysis Session | Elvis Coimbra Gomes
14 March 2018

In this session, Elvis Coimbra Gomes will provide snippets from online forum messages written by male SO-OCD (Sexual Orientation Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) sufferers.

Conference | Gender in the Contemporary World: Articulation, Navigation and Change.
3 March 2018

Gender in the Contemporary World is a free one-day multidisciplinary conference focusing on how gender is conceptualised, navigated and articulated in the contemporary world. 

LingLunch | Zoe Adams (QMUL)
1 March 2018

PhD student Zoe Adams will be presenting her research on the persuasive effects of British accents in improving children's oral health campaigns

Special Workshop: Approaching Gender and Sexuality
15 February 2018

The Linguistics, Media and Culture Pathway of the London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP is pleased to announce an upcoming student workshop on gender and sexuality in LMC research.  

Guest Speaker Seminar | Nino Grillo (York)
14 February 2018

As part of our Guest Seminar series, Dr Nino Grillo (York) will present some of his recent research.

Phonetics Lab Meeting
14 February 2018

LingLunch | Alex Martin (Edinburgh)
12 February 2018

We are pleased to welcome Alex Martin (Edinburgh) to QMUL for his talk on "Relating perception and production in contact-induced change"  

Phonetics Lab Meeting | Scott Lewis
8 February 2018

This week, Scott Lewis presents.

PG Training Workshop | Abstract writing
7 February 2018

Luisa Marti will lead a workshop on abstract writing.

LingLunch | Shivonne Gates (QMUL)
7 February 2018

PhD student Shivonne Gates will be presenting her research on Multicultural London English.

Guest Speaker Seminar | Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford)
24 January 2018

For our first Guest Speaker Seminar this spring, we are pleased to welcome Prof Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford), who will be talking about social-indexical meaning in morphology.

LingLunch | Melisa Rinaldi (QMUL)
24 January 2018

For our first LingLunch this spring, PhD student Melisa Rinaldi will be presenting her research "Bare Singulars."

SynSem Reading Group
12 December 2017

PG Training Workshop | Creating a website with Andy Law
29 November 2017

A strong online profile can provide a professional-looking home in which to present all the key information about your academic career (and more). It can work as a more engaging and potentially more expansive version of your CV. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of creating your multi-page profile using WordPress.com (creating a site with a URL like williamlabov.wordpress.com), as well as detail on how and why you might want to set up your own full domain (e.g. williamlabov.com). WordPress is a very widely-used and therefore well supported platform for creating blogs and websites. We’ll go through setting up your profile step by step and cover all the skills you need to continue to update and maintain your profile independently after the session. Please make sure to bring a laptop!

SynSem Reading Group
28 November 2017

LingLunch | Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin)
22 November 2017

As part of our LingLunch series, Michelle Sheehan will present some of her recent research, partly based on joint work with Sonia Cyrino, titled: “No escape hatch for A-movement: evidence from causative/perception verbs”   

Guest Speaker Seminar Series | Keir Moulton (Simon Fraser U.)
15 November 2017

We are pleased to welcome Dr Moulton (Simon Fraser University), who will present some of his recent research, C-command matters: the processing and grammar of co-varying pronouns.

LingLunch | Andrew Harvey (SOAS)
15 November 2017

As part of our LingLunch series, Andrew Harvey (SOAS) will present his recent research, Word-Markers and Paradigms in Gorwaa.