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Abstract PortalAbstract submission for the 20th International Congress of Linguists is now CLOSED.

Authors can still access the abstract portal to view their submitted abstracts.


Deadlines

Now Open: Abstract preparation period
Now Open: Online submission 
24 July 2017: Deadline for abstract submission Extended to 31 August 2017 CLOSED
31 October 2017: Notification of abstract acceptance


Abstract Criteria

  • An abstract can be submitted as an individual paper (in a “paper session”) or it can be linked to a workshop
  • Abstracts should be between 200 to 350 words.
  • Abstracts should not include any images or diagrams
  • As English is the working language of the congress, we regret that we can only receive abstracts written in English
  • Workshops may be cancelled, merged, or shortened if insufficient abstracts are received and accepted in the specific workshop.
  • Generally, it is expected that delegates would not present more than one single-authored paper in the conference.
  • Exceptions will be made in the case of papers with multiple authorships, invitations to make an additional presentation at a workshop by a workshop convenor, or senior scholars making an additional presentation with a junior colleague or student.
  • There will be a poster session at the conference. Students still working on their PhDs are encouraged to present in this session. The Programme Committee might re-direct some paper (oral) abstracts to the poster session.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts can now be submitted through the online submission portal.
Authors will be required to create a user account to be able to proceed to submission.
It is possible to create and save a draft of the abstract and then return later to submit.
Please note that after submission, no changes can be made.

Heading: Please do not type all letters of the heading in capital letters. Please use sentence case.
Abstract Text: You can prepare your text in MS Word and cut and paste into the text box, or you can type directly in the abstract text box.
Paragraph breaks: Please use paragraph breaks where necessary

Please submit your abstract now.

 

Abstract Themes

Individual Presentation (“Paper sessions”):

  • Historical Linguistics
  • Language Contact
  • Sociolinguistics of Variation and Change
  • Morphology and Syntax (includes a Typology stream)
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Semantics and Pragmatics (includes a Lexicography stream)
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Multilingualism, Education, Policy and Development
  • Migration, Globalisation and Language
  • General Topics

Workshops:

1 Day Workshops

1.5 Day Workshops

2 Day Workshops

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