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Full Title: 5th Annual Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research

Short Title: WISSLR
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Start Date: 15-Mar-2013 - 16-Mar-2013
Contact: Lareina Milambiling
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Meeting URL: http://www.uwo.ca/linguistics/
Meeting Description: The 5thAnnual Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research (WISSLR): a symposium for students of all levels to present their original, interdisciplinary research on language.

The Graduate Program in Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario is pleased to present the 5th Annual Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research (WISSLR), to be held March 15-16, 2013.

For additional information, please visit http://www.uwo.ca/linguistics/ or email wisslr.uwo@gmail.com.

Conference Theme: Interdisciplinary Language Research

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Yasaman Rafat, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Western
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.4146

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