Seminars, Conferences and Events
The Department of Linguistics at SOAS is host to a range of academic events and seminars throughout the year. In addition to the Departmental Seminars that run at regular intervals during term time, there are also regular special events, workshops and conferences. Details of future and previous events in the Department of Linguistics can be accessed via the calendar below, or through links to the left.
The Linguistics Departmental Seminar Series is a forum for speakers to present their work to an audience of fellow academics and students of Linguistics. These seminars are open to members of SOAS and the wider academic community.
You can view all of our past seminar talks on the Podcasts and Videos page. On the top left hand corner of the video displayed on this page, there are 3 small horizontal lines. Click on these and this will show a listing of all Linguistics seminars which have taken place at SOAS.
Meetings are normally held on Wednesdays at 3.30pm, in room FG01 in the Faber Building, unless stated otherwise. The current schedule is available below.
Please contact Dr Radu Voica (firstname.lastname@example.org), the convenor of the seminar series, if you have any queries
- Beyond a two-way typology of Western Austronesian
Charlotte Hemmings (Oxford)
- Liberating Language
Liam Renouf (Goldsmiths)
- The pseudopassive: Not so phoney after all
Jamie Findlay (Oxford)
- "The father of the wife of what's his name": Aspects of person reference in Datooga
Alice Mitchell (Bristol)
- Missionary grammars workshop or Exploring older linguistics texts
The department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the workshop ‘missionary grammars, exploring older linguistics texts’ which will take place on 20 February 2017.
- Language documentation, culture strengthening and empowerment: From non-writing to a PhD. A personal narrative of my journey as an indigenous speaker.
Wary Kamaiurá Sabino (Brasilia) & Vera de Silva Sinha (UEA)
- The sounds of Malacca Portuguese Creole
Stefanie Pillai (Malaya)
- Homophony of DOM and DAT: Morphology or syntax?
András Bárány (SOAS)
- Documenting vanishing Spanish dialects in rural communities
Miriam Bouzouita (Ghent University)
- Narrative development and brain activation in L1 and L2
Hideyuki Taura (Ritsumeikan University Professor & Essex University Visiting Fellow)
- Assessing ethnolinguistic vitality: Methodological and ethical problems
Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska (Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Complement clause C-agreement African style: Voice, tense and matrix subject agreement in Ikalanga
Rose Letsholo (University of Botswana) & Ken Safir (Rutgers University)
- Adding English: Language Learning and La République Démocratique du Congo
Kathleen Malu (William Paterson University, USA)
- The "mirror" of insubordination
Tania Kuteva (Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf)
- “Ours in writing”: Reclaiming access to Lakota texts at Standing Rock
Elliot Bannister (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe)
- Language in Early Burma
Dr Patrick McCormick (SEAJunction, Yangon), Dr Hideo Sawada (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), and Dr Tilman Frasch (Manchester Metropolitan University)
- Engaged humanities in Europe: Capacity building for participatory research in linguistic-cultural heritage
Peter K. Austin & Julia Sallabank (SOAS)
- Tonal categories and combinatoriality in African song
Thomas Pooley (University of South Africa)
- On some typological characteristics and their group-internal variation in Kilimanjaro Bantu languages
Daisuke Shinagawa (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
- Language ideological debates about linguistic landscapes: The case of Chinese signage in Richmond, Canada
Rachelle Vessey (Birkbeck)
- Story collection to storybook: Producing community material
Andriana Koumbarou (SOAS), Marie Thaut (SOAS), Candide Simard (SOAS)
- Don’t find a fault. Find a remedy
Eyvor Fogarty, Former Chair of FIT Europe
- Complex predicate puzzles
Miriam Butt (Konstanz)
- Multilingual practices in the Casamance: From languages to translanguaging
Samantha Goodchild (SOAS)