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Wed Jan 18 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/UK

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        1.     Vasiliki Antoniou , 17th Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics

Message 1: 17th Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics
Date: 13-Jan-2012
From: Vasiliki Antoniou <vantonessex.ac.uk>
Subject: 17th Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics
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Full Title: 17th Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics
Short Title: EGCL

Date: 29-May-2012 - 29-May-2012
Location: Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Vasiliki Antoniou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/department/events/egcl/default.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 11-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

17th Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics
29 May 2012
University of Essex, Colchester, UK

The Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics (formerly the Graduate Student Presentation Day - GSPD) takes place in Spring each year. It provides an opportunity for postgraduate students in the Department and from anywhere else to present their work to the Department's linguistics staff and student community under conference-like conditions.

Why Present at the EGCL?

- Because giving a presentation on your work forces you to structure and evaluate it. This in turn enables you to spot and hence remedy flaws in arguments and to identify new ways forward.
- Because it will enable you to get feedback from others on what you have done so far and to benefit from their advice about what you might do in the future in terms of new lines of exploration, more appropriate tools or techniques and helpful literature.
- Because this is an excellent opportunity to get conference practice in friendly surroundings.

Call for Papers:

The Department invites abstracts of papers and posters to be presented at the annual EGCL (Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics). This will take place on Tuesday 29 May 2012. EGCL is a yearly one-day conference exclusively for students in the language and linguistics department at Essex. It is an important part of research training for attendees and presenters alike, giving an opportunity for students to experience an academic conference format, and to meet with other students in the department.

All postgraduate students and 3rd year undergraduates who are undertaking research projects are encouraged to submit an abstract, which is an excellent opportunity to get conference practice in a friendly atmosphere. Undergraduate project reports are likely to be suitable for a poster presentation, as are work-in-progress reports from MA students. PhD students are encouraged to apply for an oral presentation to talk about research that is already completed.

Reports of research projects at any stage of development may be submitted, such as: reports of planned research projects, work-in-progress reports and papers reporting completed research.

Proposals from any area of linguistics are welcome.

Type of Presentations:

1. Oral presentations: These will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for questions.

2. Posters: The poster session will last for approximately 40 minutes. Authors will be expected to be available and answer questions about their posters.

3. Workshops: Each workshop will last 90 minutes. Proposals which address possible problems during data collection or teaching software used by linguists from any area of linguistics are welcome. You can find the guidelines regarding preparing a workshop on our website.

Submission Deadline:

Abstracts must be submitted by email to us at egclessex.ac.uk by Sunday 11 March 2012.

Format of Abstracts:

All abstracts should be in accordance with the formatting guidelines laid out in the 'EGCL 2012 Abstract Submission Form'. This document and further details are also available on our website:


If you have any questions about submitting an abstract or giving a presentation you should talk to your teacher/supervisor, or contact us on egclessex.ac.uk.

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