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Wed Nov 24 2010

Calls: General Linguistics/UK

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

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        1.     Marie Jensen , 6th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Message 1: 6th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics
Date: 23-Nov-2010
From: Marie Jensen <marie.jensennorthumbria.ac.uk>
Subject: 6th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics
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Full Title: 6th Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Date: 07-Apr-2011 - 07-Apr-2011
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Sarah Duffy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/postgrad/conference/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 04-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

Postgraduate conference presented by Newcastle University and Northumbria University.

Plenary Speakers:

Professor April McMahon from Edinburgh University
Professor Ewa Dabrowska from Northumbria University

Call for Papers:

We invite postgraduate students to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations on any area of linguistics, theoretical or applied.

Key Dates:

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday 4th January 2011. Applicants will receive confirmation of whether or not their abstract has been accepted in early February 2011.

General Submission Guidelines:

All the following guidelines apply to abstracts for both oral presentations and poster presentations, except where otherwise stated.

Electronic submissions only. Please send to pgconflingncl.ac.uk

Your abstract must be in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. In addition, you should make sure that your abstract conforms to the formatting guidelines below:

Please send two copies of your abstract file attached to your email. One copy should be anonymous (title and abstract text only) and the other named. Your named abstract should contain the following identifying information: title of abstract; author's name; author's affiliation; along with the abstract text itself. The filename of your anonymous abstract should be in the following format: first three words of the title of your abstract_anon (e.g. SententialWordOrder_anon.docx). The filename of your named abstract should be in the following format: first three words of the title of your abstract_named (e.g. SententialWordOrder_named.docx).

The email message to which you attach your abstract should contain the subject line: 'abstract submission' (without quotes). The body of the email message should contain the following information:
1) Title of abstract;
2) Full name;
3) Affiliation;
4) Contact email address (if different from the address in the email header);
5) Contact telephone number;
6) Whether the abstract is for an oral presentation or a poster presentation;
7) Primary (essential) & secondary (optional) subfield of linguistics from the list below:

A. Syntax
B. Morphology
C. Psycholinguistics
D. Phonetics/Phonology
E. Language Teaching
F. L1 Language Acquisition
G. L2 Language Acquisition
H. Semantics
I. Pragmatics
J. Historical Linguistics
K. Evolutionary Linguistics
L. Stylistics
M. Language Variation/Change
N. Translation
O. Discourse Analysis
P. Anthropological Linguistics
Q. Computational Linguistics
R. Sociolinguistics
S. Other (please specify)

Abstract Formatting Guidelines:

Your abstract should be no more than 1 A4 page in length. Please format the page as follows:

Line spacing: 1.5
All margins: 2.5cm (1 inch)
Text alignment: justified
Title text: Times New Roman, 14pt, bold, centred (n.b. this includes name and affiliation on the named abstract file)
Body text: Times New Roman, 12pt
Paragraphs: don't indent; leave one clear line between paragraphs

Abstract Review and Acceptance:

All abstracts which conform to the above guidelines will be anonymously reviewed by two reviewers. Once the review process is complete, you will be notified by the organising committee if your abstract has been accepted for oral or poster presentation. Accepted abstracts will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. There will be a dedicated poster session on the day of the conference and posters will be on display for the whole day. Presenters will also be invited to submit their papers to be considered for inclusion in Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics.You can download these guidelines in both word and pdf. format on the website.

Further Information:

More information can be found at:


If you have any queries, please email pgconflingncl.ac.uk.

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