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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.

More news is available on our QMUL Linguistics Twitter feed.

QM linguists present work at MIT for NELS 54 conference
2 February 2024

QM linguists (current and past) were busy this weekend in Boston, USA, giving presentations at the 54th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS) 54 conference at MIT.

Pedro De Lima has been awarded a PhD for Research in Linguistics.
24 August 2023

Thesis title: Language Variation and Social Positioning in a Brazilian Terreiro.

The Randolph Quirk Fellowship 2023
21 April 2023

We are delighted to be joined by the 2023 Fellow, Professor Michael Wagner (McGill University).

Farida Soliman’s paper available via Queen Mary’s OPALs
8 February 2023

Queen Mary has a new OPAL.

Matthew Hunt publishes article
15 September 2022

Former PhD student Matthew Hunt has just published a co-authored article in Journal of Sociolinguistics entitled 'Swear(ING) ain't play(ING): The interaction of taboo language and the sociolinguistic variable'


Elvis Coimbra Gomes is awarded a PhD in Linguistics
31 December 2021

Elvis Coimbra Gomes has been awarded a PhD in Linguistics. Congratulations!

Thesis title:
Language & Normativity in Sexuality and Gender-Related Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Netnographic-Informed Corpus-Assisted Discourse Study.



Hagit Borer giving a talk at ABRALIN
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:



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.

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