LINGUIST List 32.378

Mon Feb 01 2021

Calls: Cog Sci, Disc Analysis, Hist Ling, Ling & Lit, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 29-Jan-2021
From: Evelin Nikolova <>
Subject: 15th Annual Lancaster Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference
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Full Title: 15th Annual Lancaster Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference
Short Title: LAEL PG 2021

Date: 23-Jul-2021 - 24-Jul-2021
Location: Lancaster (Online), United Kingdom
Contact Person: Samuel Oliver, Evelin Nikolova, Pernille Bogø Jørgensen, and Ljubica Leone
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit, Historical Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 26-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

The 15th annual Lancaster Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference will be held on 23-24 July 2021. The theme is Linguistics in a Digital World. The LAEL PG conference is an annual international event organized by postgraduate students of the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University. It is designed to give postgraduate students from all over the world an opportunity to present and discuss their research in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment.

Call for Papers:

MA and PhD students are invited to submit abstracts on linguistic research, in particular those that study digital data or use digital methods. The following panels have been proposed and you may address your abstract to any one of these. If your abstract does not fit one, please submit it anyway; we are happy to consider abstracts on topics not listed below.

- Cognitive Linguistics
- Corpora and Language Acquisition
- Corpora and Psycholinguistics
- Critical Discourse Studies & Multimodality
- Digital Approaches to Historical Language
- Discourse and Social Media
- Discourses of Health
- Literacy as Social Practice

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 26 March
Link for submission:
Word limit for submissions: 300 words exl. references

When submitting an abstract, you may choose to apply for a poster presentation or a longer talk. Posters are to be created in PowerPoint and submitted with a short video (max. 3 mins.) by 16 July. Details on how to submit your presentation and video will be shared with acceptance notices.

A talk is 20 minutes long and can be given live or pre-recorded. A live Q&A session of 5-10 sessions with the presenter will follow the talk, whether it is live or pre-recorded. Anyone who has an abstract accepted for a talk can choose between live and pre-recorded. If the latter is selected, the recording should be submitted by 16 July according to instructions provided with acceptance notice.

In previous years, this conference has taken place at Lancaster University but this year we are going digital. This means that the talks and social events will be held online, which will make the conference more accessible.

We are very much looking forward to receiving your abstracts if you are an MA or PhD-student. If you have any questions, please email

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