Goldsmiths Linguistic Seminars (GoldLingS)


GoldLingS is the Goldsmiths Linguistic Seminar series organised by the Linguistic section of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.

A series of seminars on various topics from formal linguistics, sociolinguistics and applied linguistics given by renowned academics, members staff and post-graduate students and organised by linguists in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.  

Organiser: Dr Alessia Cogo

For information please contact Cathy Hoste:

Current programme

Date, time, location Speaker  Title
23 Nov 2017, 5.30pm, RHB 137a Dr Sylvia Shaw Gender and Language in Prime Minister's Question Time exchanges in the House of Commons
30 Nov 2017, 3-5pm, RHB 307 Prof Andy Kirkpatrick Multilingualism in Asia
07 Dec 2017, 5.30pm,  RHB 137a Dr Rachele de Felice The Hillary Rodham Clinton emails: politeness, status and gender in the workplace


Previous events

Date, time, location Speaker  Title
21 Mar 2017, 11-1pm, 314 LG 2.0  Dr Maria Elena Placencia Politeness in compliments on facebook
14 Mar 2017, 2-4 pm, RHB 138 Dr Sue Fox Multicultural London English
7 Mar 2017, 5-6pm, room RHB 250 Dr Cristina Ros i Solé The personal world of the language learner
23 Feb 2017, 5-7pm, room EB 110  Dr Paola Vettorel  ELF in language teaching materials 
27 Oct 2016, 3-5pm, room EB 109  Professor Andy Kirkpatrick  Is English an Asian language? 
17 Nov 2016, 5:30pm, room RHB 251 Dr Kate Scott The pragmatics of hashtags 
22 Nov 2016, 4-5pm, room RHB 144 Dr Helen Sauntson Young women’s experiences of homophobia and biphobia in UK schools