Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research (WISSLR)

Call For Abstracts

**Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 23rd, 2015**

The Graduate Program in Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario is pleased to present the Seventh Annual Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research (WISSLR), to be held March 20-21, 2015. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the Masters program at Western, we are pleased to invite students of all levels to submit abstracts on original research on language from a range of disciplinary approaches. Topics may come from such areas as Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Communication Disorders, Natural Language Processing, Linguistic Anthropology, Linguistic Interfaces, Philosophy of Language, and much more.

The symposium will be held at the University of Western Ontario. There is an opportunity for offsite presentations via Blackboard Collaborate software. Each participant will have 15 minutes for their presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion. For the first time WISSLR will also be including a poster session. Students interested in presenting a poster can indicate this preference below. Students of all levels are encouraged to participate. Works in progress are welcome.

Abstracts of no more than one page (plus a separate page for bibliography) can be submitted to wisslr.uwo@gmail.com by Friday January 23, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, January 30, 2015. Please send your anonymous abstract as an attachment including your name, academic affiliation, email, title and any additional information. Please indicate your preference to present via poster or oral presentation (or both) at the top of your abstract. There are a limited number of spots available for off-site presenters, so preference for online presentations will be given to international candidates.

For additional information, please visit http://www.uwo.ca/linguistics/graduate/wisslr/index.html or email wisslr.uwo@gmail.com

Conference Theme: Interdisciplinary Language Research

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Tania Granadillo in the Department of Anthropology, University of Western Ontario

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