2024 Annual Meeting of the LAGB

Newcastle, United Kingdom, 27th - 30th August 2024

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Henry Sweet Lecture 2024

Dr Heather Burnett (Université de Paris)

Linguistics Association Lecture 2024

Professor Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois - Urbana Champaigne)

Summer School

Details TBC

Education Session

Each year, the LAGB hosts a free-to-attend Education committee special session. This year's session will focus on languages uptake in education. Further details of the session and invited speakers can be found here.

Call for papers and posters

The Linguistics Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s (LAGB) Annual Meeting welcomes abstract submissions from all subfields of linguistics to capture the diversity of linguistics research in the UK and beyond. LAGB 2024 will not only feature our usual general sessions that will run throughout the conference, but will also include themed sessions. Abstracts can be submitted to be included in the general sessions, poster sessions or as part of a themed session (see details below). Both members and non-members are invited to offer papers for the meeting. All abstracts will be blind-peer-reviewed by an international committee of reviewers. The length for all papers delivered at the LAGB 2024 meeting is 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes discussion). The deadline for submissions is 5PM UK Time on 15 April 2024. 

Formatting guidelines

To ensure that we are able to consider your abstract, please ensure that it adheres to the following guidelines:

  • Maximum of two single-spaced A4 pages (in PDF format) with margins of at least 2.5cm on all sides. This includes references.
  • Font size 12 in Times New Roman.
  • Submitted anonymously, with no indication of the author’s identity.

Themed Sessions

LAGB 2024 will feature two themed sessions: The Philosophy of Linguistics and Heritage Languages in the UK. When you submit your abstract, please select the relevant theme from the list provided. In addition, this years Education Committee session, which is free to attend and open to all, will focus on Languages uptake in education. Further details on these themed sessions can be found here

Special features of LAGB 2024

Beginning with the Annual Meeting in Newcastle, the LAGB will publish online proceedings of the conference. More details and guidelines for papers will be announced in due course.

The organisers are arranging an inclusive conference, with sensory rooms and quiet spaces, including for eating at lunch/breaks.


A limited number of bursaries are available for unwaged members (e.g. PhD students) to be able to attend LAGB 2024 and present a paper. The deadline for submission of applications will be announced shortly. Further details can be found here.

Sponsored by Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press will be offering a special discount on their books for attendees of the LAGB 2024 annual meeting. 

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