LELPGC20: University of Edinburgh Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference 2020


May 31, 2020 – June 2, 2020 all-day
United Kingdom

Date: 31-May-2020 – 02-Jun-2020
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mirella Blum

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Mar-2020

The Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference is an annual event hosted by the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, and is open to students from all over the world to participate. The conference offers postgraduate students the opportunity to present ongoing work and discuss their research with peers and faculty.

This year’s conference will be held from May 31 to June 2, 2020.

With over 20 years’ experience, the conference offers a great opportunity to refine thoughts, share concerns, and receive constructive criticism in a supportive and convivial environment. It’s a great way to gain experience in conference presentation and find out about some of the exciting things going on in the field.

Call for Papers:

Submissions are now invited for oral presentations and posters. Talks should be 20 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of questions. Papers relevant to any subfields of Linguistics are welcome, and submissions from external students will also be considered. Ongoing projects (as early as the study design stage) are very welcome. If in doubt, please feel free to email lel-pgc@ed.ac.uk!

Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words (excluding references) and a maximum of 2 figures. Abstracts must be submitted completely anonymised and in PDF format (max. 5MB), by 23:59 on Thursday, 19 March, 2020 using the form at https://pgc.lel.ed.ac.uk/?p=submissions.

All abstracts will be subject to peer review and notification of acceptance will be provided by Wednesday, 25 March, 2020. If you would like to contribute both a talk and a poster, please submit the abstract of either one of the two using the form, then sign in to the account which will be created for you, to upload the second one. If you would like to present a talk or a poster with one or more co-author(s), only one of you should submit the abstract and notify us of the co-author(s) if the presentation is accepted.