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Full Title: 8th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Start Date: 05-Apr-2013 - 05-Apr-2013
Contact: Tendai Charles
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/study/postgrad/conference/
Meeting Description: 8th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics
Friday, 5 April 2013
9:00 - 18:15
Herschel Building, Newcastle University

We are pleased to announce the 8th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics. This one-day conference is designed to give linguistics postgraduates from all research areas an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting.

Plenary Speakers:

Geoffrey Leech, Professor of Linguistics and Modern English Language (Lancaster University)
Steve Walsh, Professor of Applied Linguistics (Newcastle University)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.4

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