2018 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain

University of Sheffield, 11-14 September 2018

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Special events at LAGB 2018

Henry Sweet Lecture 2018

Heidi Harley (University of Arizona) 

Words within words

Linguistics Association Lecture 2018

Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut), 

Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children

Language Tutorial

There will be a Language Tutorial by Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham) on Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

**Please note: the LAGB strives to provide a fully accessible conference for all - if you are planning to attend and require provision of e.g. BSL interpreters, please email committee@lagb.org.uk so that we can ensure sufficient provision.**

Workshop on Linguistic approaches to Literature

There will be a workshop on linguistic approaches to literature consisting of a series of invited talks. See here for details.  

LAGB Summer School 2018

The LAGB Summer School 2018 will provide postgraduate students (and other interested parties) with the opportunity to attend masterclasses in linguistics, receive training opportunities, meet linguists and socialise with other postgraduate students from across the UK. The one-day LAGB Summer School will take place on a date and at a place to be connected. This event is co-organised by the LAGB Committee and the LAGB Student Committee.

As part of the summer school at 4pm on 11th Sep, there will be a questions and answers session on REF with Charles Forsdick (REF 2021 sub-panel chair for UoA 26 Modern Languages and Linguistics). Anybody interested in very welcome to attend this session, even if they have not registered for the summer school. 

Education Session

The LAGB Education Committee will run a special session at LAGB 2018 on the UK Linguistics Olympiad.

Speakers: Babette Newsome, Graeme Trousdale, Neil Sheldon, Sam Ahmed

Chair(s): Gary Wood and/or Eva Duran Eppler

Organiser: Eva Duran Eppler


We would like to use this year’s LAGB EC session to celebrate the UK teams’ achievements in the Linguistics Olympiad over the past nine years, identify factors that have contributed to this success, and build a forward strategy, particularly on how we can support state school teachers in their efforts to involve students. We have invited a gold medal winner, Sam Ahmed, and members of the test development (Babette Newsome), training (Graeme Trousdale) and events (Neil Sheldon) groups to outline how problem sets are developed and tested, how participating schools are supported, participants are trained, how the events leading up to the Olympiad are organized and how medals are won. In a plenary discussion we would like to pool ideas for a forward strategy on how to involve state schools in UKLO and how to bridge the gap between schools and linguistics in Higher Education.

  • 2017: 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Team trophy, 2 Team other (2 teams)
  • 2016: 2 Gold, 2 Bronze, 1 other (1 team)
  • 2015:  2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 1 Team, 3 other (2 teams)
  • 2014: 1 Gold, 1 other (1 team)
  • 2013: 1 Silver, 5 other (2 teams)
  • 2012: 1 Silver, 3 Bronze (1 team)
  • 2011: 1 Bronze, 1 other (1 team)
  • 2010: 1 Bronze, 3 other (1 team)
  • 2009: 1 Bronze (1 team)

For further details see http://lagb-education.org/lagb-education-sessions.

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