Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC) Call for Papers (Abstracts Due 01/15/12)

On April 7-8, 2012, our department will be hosting the Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC).  Although most of the students who submit abstracts for NWLC are graduate students, undergraduates are encouraged to apply, and we’ve had some very impressive presentations by undergraduates in previous years.  This is a great opportunity to present your research for those of you who are working on Linguistics Departmental Honors and good experience for those of you who are considering graduate school.  See below for submission details.

28th Northwest Linguistics Conference
Call for Papers

The Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC) brings together research on theoretical
and applied linguistics by graduate students from across the world. This year, the
Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington, Seattle is honored to host the
28th NWLC on April 7 – 8, 2012.

We invite abstracts from or related to all areas of theoretical and applied linguistics
(including, but not limited to, first and second language acquisition, sociolinguistics,
historical linguistics, psycho/neurolinguistics, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology
and other areas of formal language theory) for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for
questions). Proceedings from this conference will be published in a special edition of UW
Working Papers in Linguistics.

Plenary Speakers
Barbara Citko, University of Washington
Ellen Kaisse, University of Washington

Abstract Requirements and Details

Abstracts must be sent to by Jan 15, 2012. Abstracts must be at most
one page long (8.5″ x 11″) with one-inch margins on all sides and typed in at least 11-
point font. A second page is allowed for data and references. Do not include your name,
affiliation, or other identifying information in your abstract. In the body of the email,

1. Name(s) of the author(s)
2. Paper title
3. Affiliation(s) and status
4. Email address and telephone number of each author

The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59 PST on January 15, 2012. Notification of
abstract acceptance will be sent by Feb 10, 2012.


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