About ILinG

The Queen’s Interdisciplinary Linguistics Group (ILinG) is a joint initiative of doctoral students in the Schools of Education, English, and Modern Languages. Although it is based at Queen’s University Belfast, the group welcomes and encourages membership from elsewhere.

ILinG aims to facilitate continuous academic exchange among all language-related researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates at Queen’s throughout the academic year, starting with the 1st ILinC conference on 14-15 October 2011. The group aims to draw scholars and students from within and beyond QUB to share advances in best practice in interdisciplinary linguistics and language-related studies. The year-long programme for the group is intended to include:

    • annual Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC);
    • language-related research seminars;
    • informal round-table discussions or debates;
    • workshops on topics of interest;
    • reading groups;
    • social events for networking;
    • screening of subject-related films;
    • an online discussion group and/or internet forum.

The ILinG Committee for the academic year 2011/2012 is composed of doctoral students from the three Schools aforementioned:

Robert Ping-Nan Chang (School of Education)
Fabiana Macedo Fausto (School of English)
Colin Mills (School of Modern Languages)
Kelly Wu (School of Education)


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