LINGUIST List 29.3923

Wed Oct 10 2018

Calls: General Linguistics/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 10-Oct-2018
From: Lucy Jones <>
Subject: Graduate Student work-in-progress Session at LavLang 26
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Full Title: Graduate Student work-in-progress Session at LavLang 26

Date: 02-May-2019 - 04-May-2019
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact Person: Lucy Jones
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2018

Meeting Description:

(Session of Lavender Languages and Linguistics 26)

Session summary

This session allows Masters and Doctoral students at the early stages of their research to discuss their ideas and plans with colleagues in a supportive forum. It is intended as an opportunity to receive constructive feedback which might inform students’ future research.

Who is this aimed at?

Presenters must currently be (or be planning to become) a graduate student working on a topic relevant to the Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference. This session is not intended for those ready to discuss projects that are near completion.

Presenters may have collected data they have not yet explored systematically, but have some preliminary observations they think might be meaningful. Others may have determined their research questions and objectives but not yet decided on their methodology. Some may not yet have established their research questions or approach, but know broadly what they want to do and how it will fill a gap in the field.

Students in these situations will benefit from sharing their ideas with others, hearing about different approaches, and offering their thoughts to fellow presenters. Although presentation slots are limited to graduate students only, established scholars in language and sexuality/queer linguistics will also be present in the audience to share their thoughts and offer advice. This session ran for the first time at LavLang25 and was very successful.

How will it work?

Presenters will have 10 minutes to share their work-in-progress, followed by 10 minutes for questions. Although this gives less time than a standard presentation, it ensures that students will have plenty of opportunity to receive useful feedback on their ideas from the audience.

Presenters should not aim to lay out the full theoretical background of their project in detail, and instead should focus on brief highlights of their project’s aims, the approach that might be/is being taken, and any very preliminary findings or observations.

Call for Papers:

If you would like to present your research ideas, please email Lucy Jones on by 30 November 2018 with a Word document containing the following:

- Your project’s working title
- Your name, email address, the university where you are a graduate student, and the graduate program you are enrolled on
- A 150-word (max.) abstract detailing:
- The intended aims and objectives of your project
- Your likely/actual methodological approach
- The likely stage of your research by the time of the conference (e.g. if you will be establishing your methodology, applying for ethical approval, beginning data collection, starting your analysis, etc)
- Please keep references to a minimum and do not provide a reference list.

Participation will be confirmed by email in January 2019.

For more information about the Lavender Languages conference, please see Note that graduate students are of course also very welcome to submit abstracts in response to the main call for papers detailed on this website - this particular session is for those not ordinarily ready to present their research at a conference.

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