Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2013

17th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature

April 20th, 2013

Download the call for papers & volunteers.

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long. An additional 5-minute period will be allocated for questions and feedback. Proposals for poster presentations are also being accepted. For more information, visit the conference site.

Engaged Research: Language and Society; Linguistics & Communication

Doing research, especially in language, linguistics, and literature, is an act that requires engagement with the larger community at many different levels. The 17th College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature (LLL) Graduate Student Conference theme is designed to help us critically reflect on the nature of our engagement with community and society as researchers from an academic setting. Given the diverse sets of interests represented by the many academic departments in the College of LLL, how are we unified by a set of common guiding principles regarding community and societal goals? What is the goal of our research in broad terms? This year’s conference will highlight research and projects from graduate students that explore and engage with an array of issues, ideologies, methods, languages, and communities.

The conference seeks papers from graduate students that highlight how language shapes who we are, how we interact with the world, and how language engages with community. The conference also seeks to welcome new lines of research utilizing cutting-edge technology or methodology to answer longstanding questions in language studies.