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This year’s very special session will focus on Second Language Acquisition (SLA) as it applies to Linguistics in a Modern, Multicultural World.

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Where: University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, Texas 
United States

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The UTA Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL (UTASCILT 2019) will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 2019, on the campus of UT Arlington.

Call for Abstracts

UTASCILT invites abstracts on theoretical, experimental, and descriptive work in all areas of linguistic research, including, but not limited to, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and TESOL. We especially encourage submissions of work relevant to this year's special session.

Abstract Requirements and Details

Presenters can choose between oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations will last 20 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion and questions. An allotment of time will be set aside for poster presentations and discussion.

Poster and oral presentations are considered, accepted, and judged as equal counterparts, and the best presentations will be awarded a cash prize, which is part of the Yumi Nakamura Memorial Prize in Linguistics.

Presentations given at this year’s UTASCILT may be eligible for publication in the UTA Working Papers series.

The deadline for submission is Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Notification of acceptance will be distributed in January, 2019. Abstracts should be a single page of 500 words in at least 12 point font, with one additional page allowed for graphs and/or references.

Electronic submissions are required and should be uploaded to

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker will be Dr. David Silva. Dr. Silva is currently the Provost and Academic Vice President at Salem State University in Massachusetts, where is is "committed to bringing his authentic self to the job….and seeking always to work with". Previously, he was the Founding Chair of the Linguistics department at the University of Texas Arlington, and then the Vice-Provost at UTA. His research largely focuses on dialects of Portuguese and phonetic analysis of Korean. His scholarly work has been funded by the Fulbright Program, the Korea Foundation, and the Academy of Korean Studies, among many others.

More information about Dr. Silva can be found at here or on Twitter @SSUProvost.

Special Session

This year’s very special session will focus on Second Language Acquisition (SLA) as it applies to Linguistics in a Modern, Multicultural World. We welcome all relevant work on this interface, regardless of language, to submit to this session.

We also invite those who are interested in participating in a student panel to email us. This panel will discuss the current SLA themes that are being taught at Universities from around the world and the participant’s current research.


The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is located in Arlington, Texas, situated between Dallas and Fort Worth. Arlington is easily accessible by two major airports: DFW and Love Field.

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