Abstract submission deadline: Friday January 15th, 2016

Conference date: Friday April 15th, 2016

The Language, Linguistics and Life Conference is accepting abstract submissions for presentations in a campus-wide, graduate-student-organized conference. Students from all disciplines are invited to submit research and/or work-in-progress to this interdisciplinary, student-focused event. Current graduate students may submit proposals for 15-minute presentations of papers and undergraduates are invited to submit proposals for poster sessions.

This conference aims to address the following questions: How does language structure and become structured by (everyday) reality? What is the relationship between language and thought, and how do these relationships vary across global contexts?  In what ways can studies of language and thought help us to understand reality? How do we, as scholars of language, understand the relationship between language and thought, and what can be done to bring this understanding to a broader global context?

Presentations may include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Bi-/Multilingualism, Linguistic Diversity
  • Globalization and Language Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa
  • Language Education, Pedagogy, Assessment
  • Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
  • First and Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Learners
  • Sociolinguistics, Dialectology, Language Variation, Contact Languages
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Syntax, Morphology, Semantics, Pragmatics, Phonology
  • Language, Thought, and Cognition, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics
  • American Sign Language
  • Speech Pathology and Communication Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Indigenous Languages, Endangered/Minority Languages
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Discourse/Text Analyses, Conversation Analysis
  • Rhetoric, Literary Linguistics, Translation Studies

The conference committee seeks abstracts of 250-300 words. Please click on the Abstract Submission Link to submit proposals. Abstracts should include the title, the format of the presentation (poster or paper), a description of the research topic, methods and findings (if available), an explanation of how it relates to the conference theme, and any AV or other presentation equipment needed. Accepted presenters will be notified by mid-March 2016. Please contact Grace Cooper (grace.cooper@temple.edu) or Raquel Mattson-Prieto (rmp@temple.edu) if you have any questions. This conference is organized by the Graduate Students of Language at Temple (GSOLT) and sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and Research, Fox School of Business, the Shimada Fund, Temple Student Organizations and Activities, the Global Studies 2015-2016 Student Organization Grant, and donor Dr. Augusto Lorenzino from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

 We look forward to receiving and reading your proposals!