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Linguistics Seminars

The Linguistics Department regularly hosts invited talks. Find details of future events. These normally take place fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons, starting at 15.00 and finishing around 16.30.

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UCL Events

You can find details of other UCL events, including Lunch Hour lectures here, on our events calendar. The Lunch Hour lectures are also available on Youtube

Departmental news and events

Noam Chomsky recently received the Neil and Saras Medal for lifetime achievement in the scholarly study of linguistics, at the British Academy.

UCL MA Linguistics alumni Elliot Murphy was invited by The University of Barcelona to give a talk about his dissertation, 'Labels, Cognition and Evolution: Converging Themes'. Below is Elliot in Barcelona with Professor Cedric Boeckx from the University's Linguistics Department. Read Elliot's talk.

Elliot Murphy Barcelona

This year’s graduation event was very well attended, as is usually the case, and it was great to see so many of our graduates there! We took some photos following the main event, at the reception. We hope you enjoy them!

Graduation Photo 11


Graduation photo 2

Graduation photo 10



26 February 2014, 6 - 8.30 pm: Alumni and Careers Evening

Thank you to all who were able to attend our first Linguistics Alumni evening, it was great to see students from so many past years all together.

For those who weren’t able to make the evening, our alumni speakers have provided us with short biographies of their journey from the UCL Linguistics department to where they are today.

Their excellent talks illustrated the varied, and sometimes unexpected career paths that linguistics can lead to, including marketing, creative technology and publishing. Remember that you can keep in touch with other linguistics alumni, as well as current students on our LinkedIn page.

7-8 November 2013

We were able to welcome a number of alumni to our first UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics. Some photos below:

First UCL Grad Conference in Linguistics - poster session

First UCL Grad Conference in Linguistics - Deirdre Wilson

First UCL Grad Conference in Linguistics - Organising committee

August 2013

The 2013 Graduation Ceremonies took place at the beginning of July (for graduate students) and end of August (for undergraduates). It was great to see so many of you again, some photos below:

Graduation Ceremony 2013

Graduation Ceremony 2013 banner

July 2013

Award of Leverhulme Trust grant to Ad Neeleman: I recently was awarded a grant from the Leverhulme Trust for two years of teaching replacement. This is to allow cooperation with Peter Ackema on a book on person (provisional title: A Grammar of Person). Although I will miss teaching (no, really!), I am very much looking forward to working on this project. Peter and I go back a long way (we did our PhD in Utrecht at around the same time), and our cooperation has always been fun. Fact: when Peter was in London to work on our previous book (Beyond Morphology), he met his long-time partner, Amela Čamdžić, with whom he now has a son, Sam.

Provost's Teaching Award for Stefanie Anyadi