LINGUIST List 23.2705

Tue Jun 12 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/Austria

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 12-Jun-2012
From: Udo Schimanofsky <>
Subject: 5th Austrian Students' Conference of Linguistics
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Full Title: 5th Austrian Students' Conference of Linguistics Short Title: ÖSKL2012
Date: 16-Nov-2012 - 18-Nov-2012 Location: Vienna, Austria Contact Person: Udo Schimanofsky
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Oct-2012

Meeting Description:

The ÖSKL (Österreichische Studierenden-Konferenz der Linguistik - Austrian Students' Conference of Linguistics) will take place for the fifth time in 2012, and for the second time in Vienna. The Department for English and American Studies at the University of Vienna is proud to host and accommodate this auspicious event for young linguistic researchers this year and wishes all participants two enjoyable and rewarding days.

The conference also understands itself as a platform through which linguistic students of various backgrounds and affiliations get to socialize, establish contacts, form new friendships and find partners for future linguistic projects. Like the years before, there will be the possibility to publish the proceedings of the conference in the online magazine 'Wiener Linguistische Gazette'. Apart from that, we are also currently negotiating with some other academic publication outlets.

Conference Details:

The conference opens on Friday 16 November. In the evening, there will be an informal get-together for socialising and getting to know each other. The conference will take place at the Department of English and American Studies on the University Campus, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8. Presentations will be held on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November.

All participants are responsible for their own accommodation. However, we will upload some suggestions and recommended hostels, hotels, etc. that are close to Campus onto our homepage in due course. If you are a student of linguistics currently living in Vienna, planning on presenting at or attending the conference, and would be able and willing to accommodate presenters from out of town, please let us know via email. If you will be coming in from out of town and would prefer private accommodation, please do likewise (although we cannot, of course, make any promises).

Unfortunately, we have not yet received full confirmation on our financial support, so we do not know yet whether there will be a registration fee (for presenters or attendees). In any case, it should not exceed 10 Euros or so. More information will follow. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, we will be pleased to assist you.

The organisational team is looking forward to many participants:

Julia SkalaNora DornUdo SchimanofskyMiriam Soltész

Email: oeskl2012gmail.comHomepage: ÖSKL 2012Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik - English DepartmentSpitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)1090 Wien

Call for Papers:

This conference offers students of linguistics the possibility to give an account of their own research in the form of a presentation (20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion) to other students. It provides the opportunity to share and discuss research results and ideas amongst peers, get input and feedback for one's projects and give a presentation in a professional context. Dissertations, Master's and Bachelor's theses as well as presentations of projects or term papers are welcome. Presentations can be held in either English or German.

All linguistic disciplines are welcome. The fifth ÖSKL will be held at a language department (the Department for English and American Studies), not a general/comparative linguistics one. Taking this circumstance as incentive, we want to invite students of linguistics from all academic backgrounds (language departments and departments of linguistics alike) to attend the conference in order to collaborate and broaden our understanding of languages and language.

Application Details:

For your application, please send the (preliminary) title of your presentation and an abstract (100-200 words) in English or German (doc, docx or PDF) to Please include your contact information and name only in the email itself since the applications will be assessed in anonymised form in accordance with the principle of blind reviewing.

In order to help us assess the theoretical grounding of your work (and organize the presentations) please copy the following grid and include the respective information in your application:

1.: __________________General field of linguistic enquiry: (e.g. phonology/phonetics, pragmatics, semantics, syntax, socio-linguistics, (written/spoken) discourse, historical linguistics, language acquisition etc.)

2.: __________________Underlying/related theories: (e.g. generative grammar, cognitive grammar, discourse analysis, etc.)

3.: __________________Research set-up and methodology: (empirical (theory-based, theory-driven, data-driven; qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods), theory-building, literature review)

4.: __________________Language specificity: (general language theory, language specific -> state relevant language(s), comparative/contrastive -> state relevant languages)

5.: __________________Approximate scope of your research: (term paper/project, seminar paper, BA thesis, MA thesis, PhD thesis, personal research project)

In addition, you may also include up to five preliminary key references to further indicate the prospective orientation of your research.

Application deadline will be 14 October 2012.

For more details about the conference or application to it please visit our homepage ( and download our call for papers.

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