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LINGUIST List 20.1908

Mon May 18 2009

Calls: General Linguistics/Australia

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.    Naomi Knight, 3rd International Free Linguistics Conference

Message 1: 3rd International Free Linguistics Conference
Date: 17-May-2009
From: Naomi Knight <naomi.knightusyd.edu.au>
Subject: 3rd International Free Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 3rd International Free Linguistics Conference
Short Title: FLC 2009

Date: 10-Oct-2009 - 11-Oct-2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact Person: Naomi Knight
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://freelinguistics.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Aug-2009

Meeting Description:

Featured focus speakers:
Luciana de Oliveira (Purdue University, United States)
Diana Eades (University of New England, Australia)
William Foley (University of Sydney, Australia)
Enric Llurda (Universitat de Lleida, Spain)
Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Jonathan Webster (City University of Hong Kong)


The aim of this conference is to provide scholars, researchers, postgraduate and
undergraduate students with current research issues from all fields of
linguistics & TESOL an open and widely accessible forum.

The main feature that distinguishes this conference is its focus on freedom:
- freedom from linguistic subfield divisions,
- freedom from an established and rigid theme for presentations, and
- freedom from fees!

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers, colloquia, poster
presentations, or hot topics.

- Colloquia (abstract max of 250 words): Colloquia will be 90 minutes in length.
Their internal structure is up to their organizers, but sufficient time for
discussion is encouraged.

- Single papers (abstract max of 250 words): Papers will be 40 minutes in
length, with 30 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for questions/discussion.

- Hot topics (abstract max of 250 words): Hot topic talks will be 20 minutes in
length, with 10 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for Q&A/discussion. We
especially welcome proposals in this category from young researchers/students
with new and challenging ideas.

- Poster presentations (abstract max of 250 words): Poster presentations will be
given in groups with a 30-minute allotment per session. This format may suit
young researchers who want to present their work in a less formal format.

Abstracts are invited from any linguistic (and TESOL) sub-fields, and presenters
may choose from the following strands:

Aboriginal Languages, Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Corpus
Linguistics, Critical Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, First Language
Acquisition, Forensic Linguistics, Language & Culture, Language in Education,
Language Policy & Planning, Languages Other Than English (LOTE),
Multilingualism, Natural Language Processing, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics,
Second/Additional Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Systemic Functional
Linguistics, TESOL, Translation, Interpretation, Other.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 August 2009

Register (for free) and submit online at:


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