Goldsmiths Linguistic Seminars (GoldLingS)

GoldLingS is a seminar series organised by the Linguistic section of the Department of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. All GoldlingS seminars are online.

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All GoldlingS events are free, please book your ticket with Eventbrite.

Talks are given on various topics, from formal linguistics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and discourse analysis, by renowned academics, members of staff and post-graduate students. We also invite leaders from the industry to discuss their professional work and relation to English language study.

Current Programme


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Reframing ELF-based pedagogy within decoloniality: A view from Brazil - 26 Oct 2022, 12:00 - 1:00pm

With Professor Telma Gimenez

In recent years, decolonial thinking has influenced English language teaching in countries from the Global South, such as Brazil. Such movement has strengthened ELF as a pedagogical perspective better suited to reflect the move away from eurocentrism reflected in conceptualizations that draw on nativeness and standardization from the Global North.

Online and all are welcome. For more details and to book, please visit the event page.

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Stigma management strategies of autistic social media users - 14 December 2022, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

This seminar, led by Professor Nelya Koteyko, will explore the appreciation for the agency and creativity of autistic people; and shows how social stress and past negative experiences of ‘offline’ social interactions continue to shape autistic users’ linguistic choices on social media.

Online and open to staff, students and the public. For more details and to book, please visit the event page.

Past Programme


Welcome to GoldLingS - 20 October 2022
With Alessia Cogo, Geri Popova, Pia Pichler

Animals vs Armies: Metaphors & Metaphor Resistance in Anti-Immigration Discourse - 10 November 2021
With speaker Christopher Hart (Lancaster University)

Identity work and alignment in social media posts of autistic adults: a discourse-based multi-site ethnography - 1 December 2021
With speaker Nelya Koteyko (Queen Mary University)

The impact of intercultural awareness on the unfolding of Negotiations of cultural understandings - Thursday 29 April 2021
With Juliana Silva

Discussing remote interviewing and frameworks for analysis - Thursday 25 March 2021
With Shawnea Sum Pok Ting

Storytelling in Chinese young men's talk - Thursday 26 November 2020
With Yang Zhang