About the faculty
Westminster Forum for Language 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:
- Hub for Migration, Exile, Languages and Spaces (HOMELandS)
- Historical study of the English language
- Multilingualism (promoting linguistic diversity, including Cypriot Greek as a heritage (or, community) language in London and the UK and language contact)
- Francophone studies
- Language, gender and politics
- Translation studies
- Academic literacies and pedagogy for language learning
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.
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
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
Location: UG05, Regent Street Campus.
Other past events at Westminster have included:
The Henry Sweet Society colloquium on 28 April 2017.