Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference

The Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference is an annual event hosted by the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, and is open to students from all over the world to participate. The conference offers postgraduate students the opportunity to present ongoing work and discuss their research with peers and faculty.

This year’s conference will be held from June 4th to June 6th, 2018.

With over 20 years' experience, the conference offers a great opportunity to refine thoughts, share concerns, and receive constructive criticism in a supportive and convivial environment. It’s a great way to gain experience in conference presentation and find out about some of the exciting things going on in the field.

Attending the conference is free.

Submissions are invited for oral presentations and posters. Any papers relevant to Linguistics and English Language are welcome. The submission deadline is 23:59 on Thursday, 19th April, 2018.

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Registration for the conference and social events is free of charge. All presenters must RSVP (once registered) to confirm their intention to present. Please note that you will need to select which events you’re planning to attend. If you have any issues registering, please email us at

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Geoffrey Pullum, Dr. Martin Corley and Dr. Hannah Rohde have agreed to speak at our conference.
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Social Events

On Monday 4th there will be a conference dinner. On Tuesday 5th there will be a language tour of Edinburgh followed by a linguistics pub quiz. We'll end the conference with a wine reception and a ceilidh.
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We have a number of workshops planned, primarily catering to masters students (although all are welcome to attend). Rob Truswell will give a workshop on the dissertation process, and we've got a workshop on Ethics and a workshop from Bilingualism Matters.
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