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Call for Papers: 5th Annual Language, Linguistics and Life Conference
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2/12/2018 to 3/1/2018
When: Monday, February 12, 2018
Where: Temple University
United States

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Call for Proposals

5th Annual Language, Linguistics and Life Conference at Temple University

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018

Conference Date: April 27, 2018

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Proposals Welcome


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Silvina Montrul-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Dr. Kim Potowski-University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Eli Goldblatt-Temple University


Language and Community


The Graduate Students of Language at Temple (GSOLT) are accepting proposals for our 5th annual Language, Linguistics, and Life Conference.  The student-run conference is a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research or works-in-progress in a supportive environment conducive to professional and scholarly development. We seek proposals for (15-minute) oral paper presentations from graduate students and posters from undergraduate students. We encourage presenters to consider using two or more languages, dialects, language varieties, or registers as a mode of presentation.


This year’s theme of Language and Community examines questions of language policy, bilingualism, bicultural identity, and heritage language studies, in relation to different communities.  Our theme serves as a focus for the conference; however, as an interdisciplinary organization, we will consider any language-related topics, including but not limited to, the following areas:


Linguistics                                                                                                            Literature & Cultural Studies

      Bi-/Multilingualism, Linguistic Diversity

      Globalization and Language

      Language Education, Pedagogy, Assessment

      Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

      First and Second Language Development

      Heritage Language Studies

      Language Contact and Variation

      Historical Linguistics

      Language, Thought, and Cognition

      American Sign Language

      Speech Pathology and Communication Sciences

      Foreign Languages, Indigenous Languages, Endangered/Minority Languages

      Linguistic Anthropology

      Philosophy of Language

      Discourse/Text Analysis, Conversation Analysis

      Rhetoric, Literary Linguistics

      Translation Studies


For consideration, please submit a 250-300-word abstract (including title) to [Google Form] (see the link below) or scan the QR code by March 1, 2018. Abstracts should be written in English and include the theoretical background for the study, the method, (anticipated) findings, and a connection to the conference theme, if applicable. Also, please specify the language(s) of the presentation and any technology needs beyond PowerPoint. All presenters are welcome to use two or more languages, dialects, or registers in their presentations, PowerPoints, handouts, or posters.  Contact Katie Clarkson ( or Bryce Bayer ( with any questions.


This conference is organized by GSOLT and sponsored by Student Orgs, CIBER,

Dr. Augusto Lorenzino, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, donors, and
the College of Education Speaker Series.


Cash prizes will be presented at the conference to the best abstracts submitted


Proposal submission link:

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