USC Undergraduate Conference in Linguistics 2012 Call for Papers (Abstracts Due: 08/01/12)

USC Undergraduate Conference in Linguistics:  Call for Papers

The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, will host its first Undergraduate Conference in Linguistics on Friday/Saturday October 12-13, 2012.

Undergraduate students are invited to submit a one page abstract-outline of a possible 20-minute presentation at the conference, on any topic relating to the study of linguistics, including, but not limited to the sub-fields of syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition and historical linguistics.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to:, and should be received by August 1st, 2012.  Notification of acceptance will be sent out by August 15th.

Guest speakers:

  • Hilda Koopman (UCLA) – Introduction to the Syntactic Structure of the World’s Languages database
  • Khalil Iskarous (USC) – Experimental Phonetics
  • Elsi Kaiser (USC) – Psycholinguistics

Plus: Special report from USC undergraduates on a field trip to document two endangered Austronesian languages in the mountains of Taiwan, summer 2012.

The USC Department of Linguistics intends to publish a special volume of the papers presented at the conference.

Further information about the conference will be posted at:


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