LAEL Postgraduate Conference 2023

JKP-140620-9044We are pleased to announce the 17th annual Lancaster Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference which will take place in person on the 30th of June 2023 at Lancaster University.

This conference is designed to give linguistics postgraduates from various areas in linguistics an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting. The conference is organised by postgraduate students under the auspices of the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University.

Registration status: Open

Plenary speakers

We are proud to present the keynote speakers from Lancaster University:

Prof. Luke Harding

Professor Luke Harding is an expert in language testing and assessment. He will present a talk on the changing face of spoken language assessment: Broadening communicative constructs.


Dr Claire Nance

Dr Claire Nance’s research involves sociolinguistics, phonetics, laboratory phonology. In this talk she will present a series of three studies on the phonetics and phonology of Scottish Gaelic, a minority Celtic language of Scotland. In each case, she will demonstrate how data from small, minority, and typologically unusual languages can challenge linguistic theory and enrich existing paradigms.

Conference programme

Programme details

Conference essentials pack

Conference Essential Pack