Semester One 2017:
For more details on events, please see the linked Facebook events.
10 September: Welcome Week 2017 - Exploring Accents
FREE EVENT - All new linguists and language enthusiasts joining the University of Edinburgh are warmly welcomed to our Exploring Accents event as we traverse the UK and beyond by way of accents. Come along, discover a plethora of pronunciations from all around the world, and maybe even join us on stage to represent your own!
11 September: Welcome Week 2017 - Film Screening: The Linguists
FREE EVENT - The Linguists is an acclaimed documentary film which explores the daily lives of professional field linguists as they document previously un-researched and undocumented languages. Linguists and non-linguists alike are invited to share both these fascinating discoveries and free popcorn!
11 September: Welcome Week 2017 - LangSoc Meet & Greet
FREE EVENT - Our informal meet and greet evening is a great chance for you to meet other students from your course in both your year and those above. Get to know LangSoc, who we are, and what we do.
20 September: Language Games Social
Join the Edinburgh Linguistics and English Language Society for a night of board games!
22 September: David J. Peterson: The Art of Language Invention
We are very excited to host the language creator and author David J Peterson for a guest lecture in September. He has created new, fully functional languages for shows like HBO’s Game of Thrones, the CW’s The 100, and Spike’s The Shannara Chronicles. In this talk, David will discuss how he creates languages that are not merely functional, but also naturalistic — appropriate to their setting, rather than artificial. Come and enjoy a celebration of humanity’s greatest invention: language. Tickets available now: check the Facebook event for more information!
27 September: Lecture - Postgraduate Talks
Come along to hear Laura Arnold, Dan McColm and Ziming Lu, three postgraduate students, talk about their research.
4 October: Wug Crawl
Join LangSoc for a great night on the town exploring some of the fun pubs Edinburgh has to offer. Everyone is welcome! We are meeting at Boteco (across from Bristo Square) at 8!
11 October: Lecture - Bernadette O'Rourke
Prof Bernadette O'Rourke, Professor of Linguistics and Spanish at Heriot-Watt University will give a talk for LangSoc. Title and abstract TBC.
18 October: Film Screening: Conlang
Join LangSoc for a screening of the new documentary all about ConLangs, feat. our new best friend, David J. Peterson!
25 October: Lecture - Rob Truswell
Dr Robert Truswell, Chancellor's Fellow in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh, will give a talk for LangSoc. Title and abstract TBC.
29 October: Halloween Skittles
8 November: Lecture - Warren Maguire
Dr Warren Maguire, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh, will give a talk for LangSoc. Title and abstract TBC.
15 November: LangSoc Karaoke
22 November: Lecture - Antonella Sorace
Prof Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, will give a talk for LangSoc. Title and abstract TBC.
29 October: ULAB Fundraiser Pub Quiz