Goldsmiths Linguistic Seminars (GoldLingS)


GoldLingS: new research in linguistics

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

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

Organiser: Dr Alex Laffer

For information please contact Dr Alex Laffer a.laffer (

Current programme

Date, Time and LocationSpeakers(s)Title
4 February 2020, 3-4pm
Room 226 MMB
Dr Clare Anderson 'Making the invisible visible': Why linguistics matters in the wider world
27 February 2020, 1-2.30pm
Room 103 Rutherford Building
Dr Shivonne Gates Researching language and ethnicity in academia and beyond
TBC March 2020, 1-3pm
Room TBC
Dr Susan Fox Multicultural London English: Innovation, actuation, transmission and evaluation

Previous events

Date, Time and LocationSpeaker(s)Title
22 Oct 2019, 4:30pm 
RHB 140 
Dr Sávio Siqueira (Bahia Federal University) ‘Bilingual education and translanguaging: who’s willing to transgress?'
24 Oct 2019, 3pm, RHB 257 Dr Alessia Cogo (Goldsmiths) & Dr Sávio Siqueira (Bahia Federal University)  Critical (Language) Pedagogy and ELF: two rivers flowing together towards the open sea?
11 Feb 2019, 5pm, PSH 314 Dr Anna Charalambidou Old age talk and intergenerational communication
29 Nov 2018, 5pm, MMB 220 Dr Kathryn Allan Metaphor, metonymy and polysemy: how word histories can complicate and inform cognitive semantics
15 Nov 2018, 5pm, LGB G3 Julie Moore  Julie Moore will discuss her career as an ELT writer and Lexicographer Abstract
23 Oct 2018, 4pm, RHB 255 Professor Christian W. Chun How can public pedagogy engage with the discourses of capitalism? Abstract PDF
18 Oct 2018, 5pm, RHB 137 Professor Lívia Körtvélyessy and Professor Pavol Stekauer On the influence of creativity on complex-word formation and complex-word interpretation Abstract PDF
07 Dec 2017, 5.30pm,  RHB 137a Dr Rachele de Felice The Hillary Rodham Clinton emails: politeness, status and gender in the workplace
30 Nov 2017, 3-5pm, RHB 307 Prof Andy Kirkpatrick Multilingualism in Asia
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 
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, RHB 250  Dr Cristina Ros i Solé  The personal world of the language learner 
23 Feb 2017, 5-7pm, EB 110   Dr Paola Vettorel   ELF in language teaching materials  
27 Oct 2016, 3-5pm, EB 109  Professor Andy Kirkpatrick  Is English an Asian language?  
17 Nov 2016, 5:30pm, RHB 251  Dr Kate Scott  The pragmatics of hashtags  
22 Nov 2016, 4-5pm, RHB 144  Dr Helen Sauntson  Young women’s experiences of homophobia and biphobia in UK schools