Westminster Forum for Language and Linguistics

Forum for Languages and Linguistics

The Westminster Forum for Language and Linguistics encompasses all the language and linguistic work that goes on in the different departments of the faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Westminster. Areas include:

The Forum aims to bring together people working on language and linguistics in order to exchange ideas and approaches within the faculty, across the university and out into a community of staff, students, prospective students and the general public who are interested in language.

Research seminar series

We hold a regular research seminar series that runs fortnightly through term time and an annual public lecture. The following seminars will all be held in Wells Street 314, 32/38 Wells Street, London, W1T 3UW at 5pm:

Semester One

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Krzysztof Kredens, Aston University
Making sense of adversarial interpreting

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Lucy Jones, University of Nottingham
Subverting otherness & challenging ignorance: The discursive construction of legitimate identity in a transgender youth group

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Richard Ingham, University of Westminster
Postcolonial French in England? Examining the evidence from Anglo-Norman

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Francesco Goglia, University of Exeter
Multilingualism and language maintenance in the East Timorese diaspora in the UK and Australia

Semester Two

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Heather Pagan, University of Westminster
‘Troverez vous primes le fraunceis e puis le engleise’: Lexicography and the medieval multilingual text

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Uri Horesh, University of Essex
Language contact in Palestine: a (historical) sociolinguistic view

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Darren Paffey, University of Southampton
Whose city is it anyway? ‘Making presence’ in Hispanic London

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Martin Dewey, King’s College London (Title tbc)

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Harry Parkin, University of Westminster
Change in the by-names and surnames of the Cotswolds, 1381–c1600

Past events

Language and the Problem of Female Authority

This year’s lecture was given by Professor Deborah Cameron (Worcester College, Oxford) on Language and the Problem of Female Authority.

Date: 28 April 2017
Time: 5.30pm
Location: Fyvie Hall, Regent Street Campus.

Semantic Shift: what we do and still don't know

As part of a new series of professorial lectures in the faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Professor Louise Sylvester gave a talk entitled Semantic Shift: what we do and still don't know.

Date: 17 May 2017
Time: 6pm
Location: UG05, Regent Street Campus.

Other past events at Westminster have included:

The Henry Sweet Society colloquium on 28 April 2017.

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Tim Wharton, University of Brighton
Meaning: before and beyond

University of Westminster headquarters building at 309 Regent Street

Courses

Undergraduate, postgraduate and short course study in the social sciences and humanities.

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Research

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities offers an innovative, multi-disciplinary research environment.