Conference: LAGB 2019

2019 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain
Queen Mary University of London, 9-12 September 2019
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Special events at LAGB 2019

Henry Sweet Lecture 2019: Sandy Chung (UC Santa Cruz)

Linguistics Association Lecture 2019: Chris Potts (Stanford)

LAGB Summer School 2019
The LAGB Summer School 2019 will provide postgraduate students (and other interested parties) with the opportunity to attend masterclasses in linguistics, receiving training opportunities, meet linguists and socialise with other postgraduate students from across the UK. The summer school will take place on Monday 9 September 2019 from 1–6 pm.

More information on the summer school can be found at:

Workshop on Trends in Formal Approaches to Variation
This workshop will consist of a series of invited speakers. Information on the workshop can be found here:

Education Session
The LAGB Education Committee will run a special session at LAGB 2019 titled: The Drop in uptake of English Language A-level

Session organiser: Eva Eppler
Speakers: Willem Holman, Diane Leedham, David Duff, Michelle Sheehan, Devyani Sharma

The session will include discussion of potential reasons for the drop in uptake of English A-level, particularly the enrolment in English Language and English Language and Literature.

Willem Hollmann (Lancaster University) is going to explore the Russell Group’s facilitating subjects list in the broader context of trends of A-level uptake and UCAS applications.

Diane Leedham (NALDIC) will address the role the new GCSE seems to play in this trend.

David Duff (CEF) will supply context on A-level enrolments / university admissions and how these are monitored within other branches of English. He will furthermore present the Common English Forum position statement on the topic, and Michelle Sheehan is going to report on the Department of Education’s response to it.

Devyani Sharma will talk about her experience with working sociolinguistics into the school curriculum.

One session will be reserved for discussion of further reasons for the drop in uptake of English Language A-level and what the LAGB Education Committee and other bodies can do to address them.

Call for papers and themed sessions 

See the full call here:

The LAGB welcomes submissions on any topic in the field of linguistics. We particularly welcome papers from areas of linguistics that have not been well represented in previous meetings in order to capture the diversity of linguistics research in the UK and beyond.

All abstracts will be blind-peer-reviewed by an international committee of reviewers. Both members and non-members are invited to offer papers for the meeting.  The length for papers delivered at the LAGB 2019 meeting is 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion).The deadline for submissions is Friday 12 April 2019. Notification of acceptance will be made in late May 2019.Abstracts can be submitted to be included in the general sessions or as part of a themed session.