From: Douglas Rees <dougfreelinguistics.org>
Subject: 5th International Free Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 5th International Free Linguistics Conference
Short Title: FLC
Date: 08-Oct-2011 - 09-Oct-2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Douglas Rees
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.freelinguistics.org/
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2011
5th International Free Linguistics Conference
8-9 October 2011
University of Sydney
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!
Featured focus speakers include:
William S. Greaves & Jim Benson (York University, Canada)
Andy Kirkpatrick (Griffith University, Australia)
Peter R.R. White (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Call for Papers:
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers, colloquia, poster presentations, or hot topics.
- Single papers (abstract max of 250 words): Papers will be 40 minutes in length, with 30 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for questions/discussion.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Abstracts are invited from any linguistic (and TESOL) sub-fields, and presenters may choose from the following strands:
Aboriginal Languages, Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Critical Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, First Language Acquisition, Forensic Linguistics, Historical 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: 30 June 2011
Register (for free) and submit online at:
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