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12/22/2015
When: 12/22/2015
Where: Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana 
United States

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The Purdue Linguistics Association (PLA), The School of Languages and Cultures Graduate Student Committee, and the English as a Second Language Graduate Organization (ESL Go!) at Purdue University are happy to announce the unification of three symposia that were previously held separately on Purdue's campus. Our aim, through this new project, is to create an environment that supports collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects related to the fields of study in language and language use. The fact that academia has become more interdisciplinary in recent years is a result of the complex issues facing modern societies. For this reason, our conference has chosen as its first theme: Complexity, Change, and Society. 

Call for Papers: 

We invite submissions of original research papers from all areas of linguistics, applied linguistics, literature, second language studies, and cultural studies of any language or language group to be presented in 20-minute talks or posters (this will be announced at the time the submission decision is sent). Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

Comparative Literature 
Cognitive Linguistics 
Corpus Linguistics 
Cultural Studies 
Discourse Analysis 
Film Studies 
Historical Linguistics and Language Change 
Language Acquisition 
Language Testing and Assessment 
Language Instruction and Pedagogies 
Literature Studies 
Phonetics/Phonology 
Second Language Writing 
Semantics/Pragmatics 
Sociolinguistics/World Englishes 
Syntax/Morphology 

Abstracts are due by Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 and must adhere to the following submission guidelines: 

Abstracts should be submitted through the easyabs website http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/ in pdf format (no .doc or .docx) and must not contain any information identifying the author(s) including university affiliation and program of study. 

Abstracts must be no more than 1 page (single or double-spaced) in length with an extra page allowed for references, examples, tables and figures. 

On a third page, please provide a brief summary (50-word maximum) of your proposal for inclusion in the conference program, including 4-5 keywords. 

The title of the pdf document must state whether the presenter would like to be included in either the Applied Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Literature/Cultural Studies, or Second Language Studies parallel session in addition to the title of the paper. Thus the title should be, for example: Applied Linguistics - The acquisition of case marking among child learners of Basque. 

Authors may submit more than one abstract, either joint or individual.

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