Linguistics as a window to understanding the brain

Language as a complex system of ‘human’ communication remains an indecipherable mystery for linguists and cognitive scientists. Professor Steven Pinker, a Cognitive Scientist at Harvard University, despite studying language for over thirty years, still feels there is far more for him to know about language than he already knows. In this video, he takes us through the amazing complexities of language by explaining linguistics from psychological and cognitive scientist points of view.

Video credit: Big Think

Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

We are pleased to announce the 10th Lancaster University International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching which will take place at Lancaster University on Monday, 13 July 2015.

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

Registration

Conference registration is now open. Register Online >>

Conference Programme

The conference programme will be available on June 10th, 2015

Key Dates

Abstracts must be received by: Tuesday 17 March 2015
Notification of acceptance: Thursday 30 April 2015
Early bird pre-registration deadline: Friday 22 May 2015
Late registration deadline: Monday 15 June 2015
Conference: Monday 13 July 2015
Keynote speakers

Dr Jenefer Philp, Lancaster University
Dr Alison Sealey, Lancaster University
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