Overview of past meetings
For the meeting schedule in the current semester, please see here.
2011/2012 Semester 2
18.01.12: Lauren Hall-Lew (University of Edinburgh), English and Asian ethnicities in San Francisco.
01.02.12: Agata Daleszyńska (University of Edinburgh), Are "in-betweens" useful to sociolinguistic research? A perspective from Bequia Creole.
08.02.12: Alan Davies (University of Edinburgh), Writing in a second language: loss or gain?.
22.02.12: Clare Nance (University of Glasgow), For Innovative Learning WeekWorkshop: Ethnographic fieldwork in Gaelic-speaking communities LinC talk: Phonetic variation in Glaswegian Gaelic.
09.02.12: David Deterding (Universiti Brunei Darussalam) Brunei English: An emergent variety under multiple influences.
14.03.12: Péter Rácz (Uni Freiburg) 'Feminine’ sibilants: the attestation of gay stereotypes in Hungarian.
21.03.12: Guy Edwards (University of Edinburgh) The use of membership categorisation in subject/object distinctions: Evidence from conversational interactions.
28.03.12: Brona Murphy (University of Edinburgh) Exploring Discourse and Male Gender Identities in an Irish English Context.
09.05.12: Du Yi (University of Edinburgh) Analysis of four Chinese EFL classrooms: the use of L1 and L2.
23.05.12: Paul Seedhouse (Newcastle University) A Pervasive Language Learning Environment: The French Digital Kitchen.
30.05.12: Tope Omoniyi (University of Roehampton) Indigenous Language Capital and Development.
2011/2012 Semester 1
03.10.11: Katie Carmichael (Ohio State University), The role of regional accent and preconceived notions of place in speaker evaluations.
12.10.11: Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (University of Edinburgh), Catching Shadows of Linguistic Memories: metalanguage of the Soviet past.
09.11.11: Helen West (Lancaster University), Does the political border affect linguistic production? Plosive lenition in two towns either side of the Merseyside border.
23.11.11: Natasha Memon (University of Edinburgh), The ways in which IELTS is used in Pakistan and the role of private institutes.
07.12.11: Claire Cowie (University of Edinburgh), Modelling international service encounters: a maptask experiment with Indian and American speakers of English.
2010/2011 Semester 2
26.01.11: Sergi Roura (2nd Language Education Research Seminar), A pedagogical framework for online peer-to-peer collaborative classrooms.
09.02.11: Russell Daylight (The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities), The Language Citizen.
16.02.11: Rob Drummond (Manchester Metropolitan University), Dialect acquisition in a second language - a usage-based explanation of vowel variation.
02.03.11: Ruth Friskney, Attitudes to Government Language.
16.03.11: Marion Nao (3rd Language Education Research Seminar), Signalling expectations on topic nomination in teacher-student interaction: Insights from a pragmatics of metacommunication.
07.04.11: Jennifer Nycz (York University), Changing dialects, changing representations? Testing phonological theory with second dialect data.
25.05.11: Maryam Bakht (Hunter College, City University of New York), Place Identity, Youth, and Lifestyle: Lexical Variation and the Social Order.
01.06.11: Tope Omoniyi (Roehampton University, London), From Public Enemy to Jahaziel! Holy Hip-Hop as Appropriated Discourse and Practice.
2010/2011 Semester 1
06.10.10: Agata Daleszyńska, Variation and Place: Analysis of social meaning of linguistic variation across generations in Bequia.
13.10.10: Lauren Hall-Lew (joint session with the English Language Research Group), New Perspectives on Language and Ethnicity in U.S. English: Vocalic Variation in San Francisco, California.
20.10.10: Marion Nao, The "foreign" teacher in conversation: Categorization and cultural display in first-time encounters with Japanese students.
27.10.10: Lindy Comstock, Medvedev's Communicative Style.
03.11.10: Tomoko Watanabe (First Language Education Research Seminar), The way of using "or so" and "stuff (like that)" by Japanese learners of English in a learner corpus.
10.11.10: Vinton Poon, Language in the eyes of the beholder: re-analysing the concept of linguistic variety.
CANCELLED 24.11.10: Claire Cowie, Cross-National Accommodation In a Professional Setting: The India Telephone Map Task.
CANCELLED 01.12.10: Li Wei (Birkbeck, University of London), Translation Equivalents in Early Second Language Acquisition: A case of three Chinese children.
15.12.10: Claire Cowie, Cross-National Accommodation In a Professional Setting: The India Telephone Map Task.
2009/2010 Semester 2
03.02.10: John Joseph, A bulwark against invasion by the foreign mind, a guarantee against annexation’: language teaching and political-cognitive autonomy in the Geneva of Saussure's youth.
17.02.10: Angela Gayton, Perceptions of English, and foreign language learning motivation in Scotland.
24.02.10: Emilie Wrobel, What can you find on Youtube that's sociolinguistically interesting?.
03.03.10: Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen (Fróðskaparsetur Føroya), Linguistic market economy in Faroese.
24.03.10: Cassie Smith Christmas (University of Glasgow), Three generations of code-switching: Gaelic language usage in the family.
07.04.10: Nick Wilson (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand), The use of friendship terms among New Zealand rugby players.
12.05.10: Vim Vanden bussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), This is not a hype. How surreal is the Belgian language conflict?.
2009/2010 Semester 1
22.09.09: Miriam Meyerhoff, Life lessons from linguistics.
30.09.09: Olesya Khanina, Phonological variation and ongoing language change: the Enets back vowel case.
07.10.09: Remco Knooihuizen, Population movement and dialect change in the Faroe Islands.
14.10.09: Lynn Clark & Miriam Meyerhoff, Sociolinguistics and immigration: linguistic variation among Scottish-born and Polish-born adolescents in Edinburgh.
21.10.09: Joseph Gafaranga, Medium request: talking language shift into being.
18.11.09: Christina Schmidt, "We cannot speak Afrikaans in our meetings" - Language choice in South African churches in the United Kingdom.
25.11.09: Niko Besnier (University of Amsterdam), Narrating modernity on Nukulaelae Atoll (Central Pacific).
02.12.09: Tatiana Reid, Language and identity: the Atuot language of Dinka?.
09.12.09: Chie Adachi & Anna Strycharz, "Being myself": language, culture, and identity (workshop).
2008/2009 Semester 2
14.01.09: Kyoko Otsuki (The Institute for Applied Language Studies), Cross-linguistic study of elliptical utterances in task-oriented dialogues with classroom implication.
28.01.09: Claire Cowie, Very sayang or really masarap: L1 intensifiers in Asian Englishes.
11.02.09: Golnaz Nanbakhsh, Persian politeness ritual 'taarof'.
25.02.09: Chie Adachi, Pragmatic multifunctionality of sugoi/sugee among Japanese adolescents in the speech act of complimenting.
04.03.09: Chris Montgomery, GIS and mapping linguistic data.
15.04.09: Chie Adachi & Anna Strycharz, Contextualised (im)politeness in Japanese compliments.
29.04.09: Janet Holmes (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand), Gender and leadership identity in the workplace: discursive challenges for women and men.
09.06.09: Heather Hewitt, Taboo or not taboo? Bathroom graffiti and the GP consultation.
05.08.09: Agata Daleszyńska (with James Walker and Miriam Meyerhoff), Marking tense in Bequian.
2008/2009 Semester 1
24.09.08: Miriam Meyerhoff, When gender doesn't matter: first and second order indexicalities in sociolinguistics.
08.10.08: Will Barras, ELAN (workshop).
15.10.08: Chris Montgomery, Mapping perceptions of non-linguists in northern England.
29.10.08: Agata Daleszyńska, Constraints of variation in Bequian creole: focus on past tense.
30.10.08 (Linguistic Circle): Enam El-Wer (University of Essex)
11.11.08: Oliver Stegen, Working with someone else's data: benefits and challenges.
19.11.08: Florence Bonacina & Christina Schmidt, Linking fieldwork experiences (workshop).
03.12.08: Valelia Muni Toke (Paris-10), Identifying the native speaker? Epistemological and ethical issues.
10.12.08: Carla Amorós Negre (Salamanca), he descriptive-prescriptive continuum in Spanish Grammar.
2007/2008 Semester 2
04.06.08: Vinton Poon, Discussion about style.
29.05.08: Ifigenia Papageorgiou, 'English only' and 'free interaction': policy and practice in an international school in Athens.
21.05.08: Yaron Matras (Manchester), The documentation of British and European Romani: methods and tools.
07.05.08: Becca Maybaum, Fieldwork workshop and early results.
30.04.08: Nancy Niedzielski (Rice), Perception's effect on production: an argument for embracing the complexities.
23.04.08: Oliver Stegen, Questions of language awareness raising in Rangi literacy. (Postgraduate Conference.)
16.04.08: Heather Hewitt, Eighty please: passenger-driver talk on Lothian Buses.
26.03.08: Erik Schleef, Discourses around national identity and citizenship in British, American and German newspapers.
12.03.08: Catherine Dickie, Connections between phonology and sociolinguistics. (Reading group.)
05.03.08: Agata Daleszyńska, Tense marking in Bequian.
27.02.08: Chie Adachi, What is a compliment? A view from a non-Western perspective.
20.02.08: Claire Cowie, The set of viewpoint subjuncts (or topic restrictors) in English.
06.02.08: Olesya Khanina, Fieldwork workshop.
04.02.08: Greg Guy (NYU), The advance of linguistic innovation.
30.01.08: Remco Knooihuizen, When good neighbours become good friends. Historical demography and language shift.
23.01.08: Lynn Clark, The social meaning of th-fronting in East Central Scotland.
09.01.08: Miriam Meyerhoff and Terri Mackeigan, Network analyses of lexical innovation.
2007/2008, Semester 1
05.12.07: Golnaz Nanbakhsh, Multifiunctional usage of Persian pronouns.
28.11.07: David Meyer, Towards a metrical analysis of early Tahitian oral poetry.
21.11.07: Article discussion of Sankoff & Blondeau (2007).
14.11.07: Joseph Gafaranga, Matrix language vs. matrix code vs. embedded language vs. embedded code.
31.10.07: Olesya Khanina, Reconstructing the sociolinguistic situation of Enets 1850-1960.
24.10.07: Alan Davies, Star ratings.
17.10.07: Florence Bonacina, Multilingual practices in a French reception classroom: a contribution of the issue of intuitive attractiveness of withdrawal policies.
26.10.07: Claire Cowie, The accents of outsourcing: the meanings of 'neutral' in the Indian call centre industry.
2006/2007, Semester 2
27.07.07: Andreea Calude, Demonstrative clefts.
20.06.07: Heather Hewitt, Linguistic politeness among receptionists and patients at the front desks of general practice surgeries.
07.06.07: Graeme Trousdale and Lynn Clark, The role of frequency in phonological change: evidence from th-fronting in East Central Scotland.
24.05.07: Nick Wilson, Data workshop.
16.05.07: Andrej Filchenko (Tomsk), Marriage, bear-hunting and dangerous things: demoted agent talk in Qaŋtǝɣ (Eastern Khanty) of western Siberia.
25.04.07: Agata Daleszyńska, Standardisation meets Anglicisation: changes in the written language of Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.
21.03.07: M.Sc. Applied Linguistics, Mini-conference.
14.03.07: Peadar Morgan (Bòrd na Gàidhlig), Gaelic language policies.
07.03.07: Robert McKenzie, Presentation of concluded Ph.D. research.
21.02.07: Christina Cuonz, Presentation of research interests.
07.02.07: Florence Bonacina, Presentation of research interests.
24.01.07: Christina Schmidt, Linguistic identities in the Muslim community of Cape Town.
10.01.07: Remco Knooihuizen, Presentation of research interests.
2006/2007, Semester 1
06.12.06: James Walker (York, Canada), Workshop on negation in Bequian.
22.11.06: Golnaz Nanbakhsh, Gender, language use and language change in Tehran (Iran).
08.11.06: Lynn Clark, Presentation of research interests.
08.11.06: Phaisit Boriboon, Presentation of research interests.
25.10.06: Ayako Namba, Politeness and laughter in Japanese female interaction.
11.10.06: Vinton Poon, Presentation of research interests.
11.10.06: Christina Cuonz, Presentation of research interests.
2005/2006, Semester 2
26.04.06: Robert Lawson (Glasgow), Sociolinguistic constructions of identity in a Glasgow high school.
22.03.06: Michael Dunn (Nijmegen), Right for the wrong reason? Statistically evaluating the Central Solomons group of Greenberg's Indo-Pacific Hypothesis using randomisation.
08.03.06: Imelda Suhardja, Scientific news as a genre: a lingusitic account of distortion of scientific information.
22.02.06: Colleen Cotter (QMUL), The 'story meeting': deciding what is fit to print.
25.01.06: Panteleimon Chatziioannou, Discussion about discourse analysis and silence.
11.01.06: General informal discussion
2005/2006, Semester 1
07.12.05: Will Barras, Outline of M.Sc. Research project on Lancashire dialects.
23.11.05: Màiri Wilson, Can sociolinguistics tell us when 'normality' is normal?.
09.11.05: Jean-Baptiste Munyandamutsa and Joseph Gafaranga, Progress report on research on multilingualism.
02.11.05: David Meyer, Dating Tahitian oral tradition texts from primarily internal evidence.
19.10.05: Mark Garner (Aberdeen), Mind your language, Charlie Bravo One: the linguistics of developing national standards for police communication.
12.10.05: Lynn Clark, Networks in cognitive sociolinguistics: a unified approach.