Oxford Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

LingO 2022: Language and Society

Wolfson College, Oxford
24 June 2022

Key dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 21 January 2022
Notifications of acceptance: 28 February 2022
Registration deadline: 10 June 2022

We understand there are possible challenges this week to travelling to Oxford. However, we are unable to offer any refunds on tickets, and we hope you will be able to join us on Friday.


LingO 2022 is a single-day linguistics conference that aims to bring together all strands of linguistic study by examining their relationships with society.

The event will include a plenary talk from Professor Devyani Sharma, oral and poster presentations by graduate students and early career researchers, a linguistics career panel, and opportunities for networking and socialising.

LingO 2022 is geared towards graduate students and early career researchers, though all are welcome to attend.

The conference seeks to address the following questions:

  1. How does linguistics contribute to our understanding of modern society, and in what ways does societal development affect linguistic study?
  2. What are the advantages of studying language in social contexts?
  3. How can researchers best engage in linguistic communities?

Abstract Submission

To apply, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words by 21 January 2022 at https://easychair.org/cfp/lingo2022, indicating your preference of oral presentation or poster session. Abstracts not accepted for oral presentation will automatically be considered for poster presentation.


There is a registration fee of £16 that covers lunch and coffee breaks.

Registration is required for attendees with a deadline of 10 June 2022.

Attendees can register at this link: https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/product-catalogue/linguistics-philology-phonetics/events/lingo-2022-oxford-postgraduate-conference-in-linguistics. Registrations will be handled through the University of Oxford Store website.


If you plan to spend the night in Oxford, please reach out to us for accommodation suggestions.

Travel and Venue

Wolfson College is located 30 minutes' walk from Oxford city centre, at the end of Linton Road, off Banbury Road.

See https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/visiting for transportation options.


We are excited to announce that Devyani Sharma, Professor of Sociolinguistics at Queen Mary University of London, will be our plenary speaker for LingO 2022. Professor Sharma has worked on style dominance and social networks, as well more broadly on research methods in the field of linguistics.

The programme for LingO 2022 can be found here.


We are planning to hold this conference in an in-person format, with required proof of vaccination and face coverings. However, we are tracking government and university guidance, and these requirements may be altered slightly as we draw nearer the event. Check back here for any updates.


Contact lingo@ling-phil.ox.ac.uk with any further questions.

Also see our Facebook page to keep up to date, get in touch with other conference attendees, and resolve any enquiries.


We are grateful to the Linguistics Association of Great Britain and the Philological Society for their financial support for LingO 2022.

Linguistics Association of Great Britain Philological Society