LINGUIST List 30.4539

Sat Nov 30 2019

Calls: General Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Semantics, Sociolinguistics/Canada

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Nov-2019
From: Evgenii Efremov <>
Subject: Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research
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Full Title: Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research
Short Title: WISSLR

Date: 29-Feb-2020 - 29-Feb-2020
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Evgenii Efremov
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2019

Meeting Description:

The Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research (WISSLR) grants students of all levels the opportunity to present their research in any discipline of linguistics or language studies. Student conferences are a valuable opportunity for students to not just present their research, but also to network with professionals in their field and receive valuable feedback from their peers and superiors.

Keynote speaker: TBA

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome: Abstracts describing topics in

theoretical linguistics: phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics and morphology
applied linguistics
philosophy of language
Language related research.

WISSLR 2020 is sponsored by Arts and Humanities at Western, the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) and the Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA)/L’Association canadienne de linguistique (ACL).

Call for Papers:

Submission Guidelines:

We are accepting papers for WISSLR 2020, to be held at The University of Western Ontario, London,Ontario Canada on 29th February, 2020 (Saturday). Submissions are restricted to one single-authored paper OR one co-authored paper per individual. Group presenters presenting ONE paper are also welcome. The abstract must be submitted online using the EasyChair abstract submission website, which will provide additional instructions:

If you have never used EasyChair before, you will need to register. Should you have any problems submitting your abstract through EasyChair, please contact


The deadline for submission is 15th December, 2019 (Sunday) at 23:59:59 Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8). Please note that late submissions will not be considered. International participants are urged to submit their abstracts at the earliest date possible. We plan to notify participants about the outcome of their submission by mid-January.

Abstract Guidelines:

All abstracts should be anonymous and written in English with glosses or translations for words or examples in any other language. Each abstract, including the title and any data in figures or tables, must not exceed 500 words. Data must include interlinear glosses following the Leipzig Glossing Rules. The 500-word abstract should be single-spaced and in a Unicode font no smaller than 11 point, and in .pdf or .doc/.docx format. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via EasyChair.

Abstracts will be subject to blind reviews with special attention paid to originality, quality, and relevance. Fifteen minutes will be assigned for each presentation, to be followed by a 5-minute question-and-answer period. Poster presentations will be scheduled at dedicated times; there shall be no simultaneous oral sessions during the poster presentations.

All questions about submissions should be emailed to

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