Department of Linguistics

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What events do we have?

We host a range of weekly and annual events, including:

  • Departmental Guest Speaker Seminar Series
  • Postgraduate Research Afternoons
  • LingLunch talk series
  • reading groups for formal linguistics, sociolinguistics, and experimental linguistics
  • the annual Jenny Cheshire Lecture
  • the annual London Semantics Day

Scroll down or click here to see details for our upcoming events

Stay up-to-date

We maintain a google calendar with complete details of all upcoming and past events. To get email announcements of all QMUL Linguistics Events, subscribe to at QMULs listserver. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. If you issues with any of these links or pages, please email

How to find us

Events occur in various buildings around the Mile End Campus, including ArtsOne (37), ArtsTwo (35), Francis Bancroft Building (31) and the Graduate Centre (18) highlighted on the map below. For a more detailed campus map, visit this link

A cropped map of the Mile End campus, highlighting buildings that the linguistics department uses the most

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"

LingLunch | Danniella Samos (QMUL)
22 March 2018

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

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.

Postgraduate Research Afternoon
28 March 2018

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

Micro-discourse Data Analysis Session | Christian Ilbury
9 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.

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) to QMUL.

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.

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

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

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