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Below are a selection of news items from the Linguistics department covering new publications, new hires, invited talks, new grants, and other successes. Most recent news is displayed at the top. For more information about a news item, click the title.


10 May 2021

Our very own Hagit Borer is giving a talk at the Associação Brasileira de Linguística (ABRALIN) on Wednesday 15 May 2021 at 6pm (UK time). Check it out here:

https://aovivo.abralin.org/lives/grammar-architecture-2/

 

 

Linnaea Stockall receives ESRC grant
24 September 2020

Our very own Linnaea Stockal received an ESRC grant for her Systematicity and Variation in Word Structure Processing Across Languages: a Neuro-Typology approach (SAVANT). The project brings together a global team of rearchers to explore how speakers detect, recognise and interpret constituent pieces of complex words. For more information consult this webpage.

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership wins ESRC funding bid
8 August 2016

The new London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership has been awarded a 5 year grant from the ESRC.

QMUL at Sociolinguistics Symposium 21 | 15-18th June | Murcia
30 June 2016

QMUL is going to be well represent at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 21 to be held 15-18th June in Murcia, Spain.

Staff promotions: Professor Devyani Sharma
11 May 2016

Join us in congratulating Dr Devyani Sharma on her promotion to Professor of Sociolinguistics!

PhD awarded: Dr. Pavadee Saisuwan
11 May 2016

Join us in congratulating Dr. Pavadee Saisuwan.

PhD awarded: Dr. David Hall
11 May 2016

Join us in confratulating Dr. David Hall on the successful completion of his PhD.

Featured linguist: David Adger at the LINGUIST List
20 April 2016

Professor David Adger is the featured linguist at the LINGUIST List!

New website for the MSC-funded project by Christos Vlachos and David Adger
23 December 2015

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research-funded project on Clausal Selection: Integrating Theoretical with Experimental Linguistics (ClauSe: InTEL) by Dr Christos Vlachos and Professor David Adger has a ne

QMUL Fryni Panayidou gives invited talk at the University of Bristol
2 December 2015

QMUL Dr Fryni Panayidou gives an invited talk at the Linguistics Colloquium at the School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol.

QMUL Erez Levon gives plenary lectures at SVALP in Virginia and LIB in Oxford
25 November 2015

Dr Erez Levon will give a plenary lecture at the Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing (SVALP) conference.

Third International Conference on Language Attrition (ICLA3) co-organized by QMUL Esther de Leeuw
27 October 2015

Esther de Leeuw is co-organzing the Third International Conference on Language Attrition (ICLA3) at the University of Essex, Colchester on July 5-7, 2016.

New Paper published in RATIO by Drs. Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Linnaea Stockall and Napoleon Katsos
19 October 2015

We are very pleased to congratulate QMUL Drs. Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Linnaea Stockall and Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge) on the publication.

QMUL at NWAV 44 | Toronto 22-25 October 2015
19 October 2015

QMUL is going to be well represent at the 44th New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference (NWAV 44) to be held October 22-25, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

QMUL Linnaea Stockall presents at SNL 2015 in Chicago and at McMaster University in Ontario
19 October 2015

Dr. Linnaea Stockall presents at the Seventh Annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language.

Dr Christos Vlachos takes up a MSC fellowship
30 September 2015

Join us in welcoming Dr Christos Vlachos, a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow.

New staff in linguistics: van Urk, Drummond, Lyons and Kasstan
28 September 2015

Join us in welcoming new staff in linguistics:

Staff promotions: Dr. Esther de Leeuw
28 September 2015

Join us in congratulating Dr. Esther de Leeuw on her promotion to Senior Lecturer in Linguistics!

QMUL post-doc Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga presents at the Generic Workshop at Harvard University
20 September 2015

Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga will be presenting a paper.

QMUL PhD student Shivonne Gates presents in York and in Dublin
2 September 2015

Shivonne Gates is presenting at the 10th UK Language Variation and Change (UKLVC) in York, UK.

QMUL PhD student Panpan Yao presents in Potsdam (EAPC3) and in Malta (AMLAP 2015)
1 September 2015

Panpan Yao is presenting at two conferences.

QMUL PhD student Pavadee Saisuwan presents in York and in Toronto
24 August 2015

Pavadee Saisuwan is presenting at two conferences this autumn: at the 10th UK Language Variation and Change (UKLVC) in York, UK and at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 44 (NWAV) in Toronto, Canada.

Daniel Harbour on what Game of Thrones can teach us about person and place
22 August 2015

As part of the Roots IV workshop on morphology and the lexicon in New York City in July, NYU and NYUAD hosted the public lecture "More Than Words: Morphology and the Universality of Language".

QMUL presents at the PARLAY 2015 in York
18 August 2015
QMUL presents twice at the PARLAY 2015 Conference for Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics at the University of York.

QMUL presents at the PARLAY 2015 in York
18 August 2015

QMUL presents twice at the PARLAY 2015 Conference for Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics at the University of York.

PhD awarded: Dr. Fangfang Niu
18 August 2015

Join us in congratulating Dr. Fangfang Niu on the successful completion of her PhD.

Devyani Sharma on BBC's The One Show
9 February 2015

Devyani Sharma appeared on BBC's The One Show in a 5-minute story tallking about her research!

The Queen Mary Lectures on Nominal Structure | Tuesdays 2-4pm
12 January 2015

The Queen Mary Lectures on Nominal Structure

REF 2014 results: Linguistics tops the REF league table for quality
9 January 2015
Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London tops the REF league table for quality!

REF 2014 results: Linguistics tops the REF league table for quality
9 January 2015

Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London tops the REF league table for quality!

Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship awarded to Professor Hagit Borer
5 January 2015

Join us in congratulating Professor Hagit Borer, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for 2 years starting in October 2015.

QMUL at NWAV 43 | Chicago 23-26 October 2014
20 October 2014

QMUL is going to be well represent at the 43rd New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference (NWAV 43) to be held October 23-26, 2014 in Chicago.

Listen to Professor David Adger in a new interview | QM PhD students interview their supervisors
9 October 2014

PhD students at QM have just launched a series of podcasts in which they interview their supervisors individually and have a chat about their research interests, views on the discipline, life as a res

QMUL PhD student Panpan Yao at AMLAP 2014 | University of Edinburgh
29 August 2014

Panpan Yao presents a poster titled 'Investigation of Chinese-English learners acquisition of tense and aspect in English: Self-paced reading and eye-movement study'.

QMUL at LAGB | University of Oxford, 1-5 September 2014
6 August 2014

QMUL is going to be well represented at the LAGB Annual Meeting 2014.

Panayidou dissertation available via Queen Mary's OPALs
30 May 2014

Queen Mary has a new OPAL.

Listen to Professor David Adger in a new podcast interview on his book 'A syntax of substance'
30 April 2014
Listen here to Professor David Adger on a podcast interview on his MIT Press book 'A Syntax of Substance' in the New Books on Language series.

Listen to Professor David Adger in a new podcast interview on his book 'A syntax of substance'
30 April 2014

Listen here to Professor David Adger on a podcast interview on his MIT Press book 'A Syntax of Substance' in the New Books on Language series.

QMUL alumnus James Hawkey joins the University of Bristol as Lecturer in Hispanic Linguistics
10 April 2014

Join us in congratulating Dr. James Hawkey on his new job.

New British Academy research grant on genericity awarded to QMUL and University of Cambridge linguists
10 April 2014
Join us in congratulating Linnaea Stockall, Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge) and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, who have been awarded a British Academy research grant.

New British Academy research grant on genericity awarded to QMUL and University of Cambridge linguists
10 April 2014

Join us in congratulating Linnaea Stockall, Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge) and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, who have been awarded a British Academy research grant.

New book on 'Research Methods in Linguistics' published in Cambridge University Press by Devyani Sharma and Robert Podesva
8 April 2014

We are very pleased to congratulate Devyani Sharma on co-editing with Robert Podesva a new book "Research Methods in Linguistics".

New book on 'Definite descriptions' published in OUP by Paul Elbourne
8 April 2014

We are very pleased to congratulate Paul Elbourne on his new book.

New paper published in PNAS by Prof. David Adger and Jennifer Culbertson
8 April 2014

We are very pleased to congratulate Professor David Adger and Jennifer Culbertson on their article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) this month.

QMUL presents at the 1st UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics
7 November 2013

QMUL presents twice at the 1st UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics that takes place on the 7th and 8th of November in Chandler House (2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF).

Conference
25 October 2013

David Adger will participate in a discussion on negation and affirmation in varieties of Scottish English at the Comparative syntax of English workshop.

Conference
25 October 2013

QMUL Linguistics was well represented at the recent NWAV.

Mind in Society Launch Event
25 October 2013

Join us on Thursday, November 28th for the launch event of the new Centre for Mind in Society.

Dr. Anita Szakay joins us, gives talk at UKLVC
9 September 2013
We are very happy to welcome Dr. Anita Szakay (PhD UBC) to our department.

Dr. Anita Szakay joins us, gives talk at UKLVC
9 September 2013

We are very happy to welcome Dr. Anita Szakay (PhD UBC) to our department.

Conference
9 September 2013

We are very happy to welcome Dr. Anita Szakay (PhD UBC) to our department.

Sociolinguistics
9 September 2013

We are very happy to welcome Dr. Anita Szakay (PhD UBC) to our department.

Syntax
9 September 2013

Professor David Adger recently gave a week of lectures on his new book.

Lecture
9 September 2013

Professor David Adger recently gave a week of lectures on his new book.

Professor David Adger Lectures on 'A Syntax of Substance' online
9 September 2013

Professor David Adger recently gave a week of lectures on his new book, 'A Syntax of Substance.'

Watch the recording of Prof. Jennifer Coates June 7 Lecture
12 June 2013

On June 7th, Prof. Jennifer Coates of the University of Roehampton delivered the 3rd Annual Jenny Cheshire Lecture.

Lecture
12 June 2013

On June 7th, Prof. Jennifer Coates of the University of Roehampton delivered the 3rd Annual Jenny Cheshire Lecture, entitled "The discursive production of everyday heterosexualities."

QMUL linguist Esther de Leeuw presents QM collaborative work at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
7 June 2013

Esther de Leeuw is presenting twice at the 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism.

PhD awarded: Dr. Philippa Law
31 May 2013

Join us in congratulating Dr. Philippa Law on the successful completion of her PhD.

QMUL linguist Jenny Cheshire gives a plenary lecture at Universidade de Santiago de Compestela
31 May 2013

QMUL linguist Jenny Cheshire gives a plenary lecture on 'Multiethnolects and English Corpus Linguistics' at the 34th ICAME conference.

QMUL linguists Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga and Linnaea Stockall present work at XPRAG London Master Class at UCL
30 May 2013

Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga and Linnaea Stockall present a poster at the XPRAG London Master Class.

PhD awarded: Dr. Rachelle Vessey
30 May 2013

Join us in congratulating Dr. Rachelle Vessey on the successful completion of her PhD.

QMUL linguist Esther de Leeuw presents QM collaborative work at Concordia University
16 May 2013

Esther de Leeuw is presenting twice at the New Sounds 2013 conference at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, on May 17-19.

QMUL linguist Paul Elbourne gives an invited lecture at Ohio State University
14 March 2013

On March the 21st, QMUL linguist Paul Elbourne will give an invited talk.

OPAL
11 December 2012
Luke's undergraduate thesis.

OPAL
11 December 2012

Luke's undergraduate thesis.

'A Syntax of Substance' by David Adger now available for preorder
15 November 2012

Professor David Adger's new book 'A Syntax of Substance' is now available for preorder from MIT Press.

Postgraduate
5 October 2012

The MA student handbook for 2012-13 is now available for download.

MA Handbook for 2012-13 now online
5 October 2012

The MA student handbook for 2012-13 is now available for download.

QMUL gives an invited seminar lecture at the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
26 September 2012

On October 4, QMUL linguist Erez Levon will give an invited seminar lecture on "Sociophonetic variation and the intersection of gender and social class in the Southeast of England."

Promotions
25 September 2012
We all congratulate Dr. Colleen Cotter on her promotion.

Promotions
25 September 2012

We all congratulate Dr. Colleen Cotter on her promotion.

Staff Promotions: Dr. Colleen Cotter & Dr. Erez Levon
25 September 2012

We all congratulate Dr. Colleen Cotter on her promotion to Reader in Media Linguistics.

2012-13 Module Directory with Classroom Locations now out
18 September 2012

See attached to download the Module Directory and find the locations of your classes.

Two new papers available through QMOPAL
18 July 2012
The following two papers have just been published.

Two new papers available through QMOPAL
18 July 2012

The following two papers have just been published.

Jenny Cheshire elected to Fellowship of British Academy
6 July 2012

Professor Jenny Cheshire has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy in recognition of her significant achievements to research and academia in the U.K.

Dr. Devyani Sharma promoted to Senior Lecturer
6 July 2012

Dr. Devyani Sharma has been promoted to Senior Lecturer of Linguistics.

Dr. Daniel Harbour promoted to Reader in Cognitive Science
6 July 2012

Dr. Daniel Harbour has been promoted to Reader in Cognitive Science.