English Language and Linguistics Research Day

The Centre for Language and Linguistics and the Department of English Language and Linguistics are organising a Research Day on Friday 14 June 2019. During this annual event, members of staff and postgraduate students will present their work in progress projects.

The event will be an opportunity for speakers to receive feedback from experts in all different branches of linguistics and related disciplines, as well as testing new ideas and discussing new collaborations. The event also includes an invited speaker, Dr Jonathan Kasstan, who graduated with a BA in French in 2009 and a PhD in Linguistics in 2017, and is currently a lecturer and Leverhulme-funded researcher at the University of Westminster.

The full programme is below:

10.00 – 11.00: Jonathan Kasstan (Westminster): On the systematicity of variability in language obsolescence

11.00 – 11.30: Break

11.30 – 12.00: David Hornsby: When is a language not a language? The case of Picard

12.00 – 12.30: Heidi Colthup: Walking Simulator Video Games – A New Digital Storytelling Artefact – Transportation, not flow

12:30 – 13:00: Tamara Rathcke: When language hits the beat

13.00 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 15.00: Isabella Reichl: Dissecting conflict: a multi-level approach to refusal negotiations

15.00 – 15.30: Dan Wang: Culture-specific metaphors in the Chinese housing crisis discourse

15.30 – 16.00: Eleni Kapogianni: The pragmatics of deception

This event will be taking place in Darwin Lecture Theatre 2.


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