SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Linguistics Research Student Conference @ SOAS

Various TBC

Date: 9 May 2014Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 9 May 2014Time: All Day

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: V325

Type of Event: Conference

The Department of Linguistics at SOAS is pleased to announce its inaugural Linguistics Research Student Conference, which will take place on 9th May 2014.
The conference is organised by postgraduate research students in the Department of Linguistics. We warmly welcome research students from all faculties and centres across University of London to participate.

The aim of LRS@SOAS is to provide a venue for research students who are interested in languages and linguistics to present their research, and facilitate collaboration and communication among peers in related areas.


We invite contributions from any field of linguistics, including but not limited to: 

  • theoretical linguistics
  • historical linguistics
  • anthropological linguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • language pedagogy
  • language acquisition
  • translation theory and practice
  • corpus linguistics
  • language documentation
  • computational linguistics.

Key dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 28th March 2014

Notification of acceptance: 11 April 2014

Conference day: 9th May 2014


Each presentation will be 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute discussion. English will be the language of the conference.

Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (or PDF if special fonts are used). They should not exceed one page, and use 1" margins and 12pt font including title, data, and examples. References may be attached on a second page. Each person is allowed to submit a maximum of two abstracts, but one of the two must be co-authored.

As all submissions will be reviewed anonymously, all author-specific information should be avoided and/or remove from the abstract, but included in the body of the email.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically


The conference programme can be downloaded here

Registration and Fees

There is no fee. To register, please email

Local Organising Committee Members

Peter Austin (coordinator)
Jade Ann Al-Saraf 
Julia Cheng
Ebany Dohle
Karolina Grzech
Vivian Lee

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