Linguistics and English Language

Linguistic Circle

Invited talks on a range of Linguistics topics from high-profile speakers

Linguistic Circle is the department's flagship seminar series and a chance to hear from world-leading experts in Linguistics and English Language.

Time and place

Unless otherwise specified, talks will take place on Thursdays, 3:10pm online and in 50 George Square, Edinburgh University Central Campus.

Locations vary across the year, so please check the LEL events page to see where the upcoming talks are taking place.


Staff and students in Linguistics and English Language are automatically included on the email list to hear about upcoming events and talk abstracts.

Non-members of the department can subscribe by emailing Majordomo with the following two-line message (blank subject header): subscribe lingcirc (on line 1) QUIT (on line 2). (To remove yourself from the list send unsubscribe lingcirc to the same address). For further questions, please contact us at the email address below:

Linguistic Circle committee

Upcoming talks

Upcoming events are listed on the LEL events page

Linguistic Circle archive

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