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Call for Proposals - 4th Annual Language, Linguistics, and Life Conference at Temple

Monday, February 13, 2017 3:48 PM | Dawn Adamoli (Administrator)

Call for Proposals

4th Annual Language, Linguistics and Life Conference at Temple University Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017 Conference Date: April 14, 2017
Undergraduate and Graduate Proposals Welcome

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Columbia University Dr. Nelson Flores, University of Pennsylvania

Translanguaging: Crossing Social, Cultural, and Linguistic Boundaries

The Graduate Students of Language at Temple (GSOLT) are accepting proposals for our 4th annualLanguage, Ling uistics, 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. In the spirit of the theme, we encourage presenters to consider using two or more languages, dialects, language varieties, or registers as a mode of presentation.

The theme of translanguaging is meant to provide a focus for the conference; however, as an interdisciplinary organization, we will consider any language-related topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:


  • ●  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

Literature & Cultural Studies
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] by February 15th, 2017. 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 free to use two or more languages, dialects, or registers in their presentations, PowerPoints, handouts, or posters. Contact Grace Cooper ( or Raquel Mattson-Prieto ( with any questions.

This conference is organized by GSOLT and sponsored by Student Orgs, CIBER, Dr. Augusto Lorenzino, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Shimada Fund. 

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