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Seventh Annual Symposium on Language Research at UC Davis

May 22nd, 2020 | UC Davis Main Campus

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Otto Santa Ana

Professor at César E. Chávez Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies, UCLA

The UC Davis Cluster on Language Research is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Symposium on Language Research at UC Davis. The purpose of this symposium is to showcase current investigations on language, and to cultivate a community of language researchers from various institutions. We welcome a wide array of linguistic topics across all disciplines related to the study of language, as it is our goal to create an open and inclusive symposium to promote dialogue between all types of language research.

Eligibility: All graduate and undergraduate students, lecturers, postdoctoral and visiting scholars currently investigating language in some capacity are encouraged to submit their research, preliminary or otherwise.

Submission deadline: March 27th, 2020

If you are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words in .pdf format to this Google form*. Do not include any identifying information in your abstract or file name. Each presentation is limited to 15 minutes, plus an additional five minutes for questions. Panels submissions only need to fill up one application form, must include three presentations, and provide a brief justification as to why they form a cohesive panel. Each abstract, unless requested otherwise, will be considered for the award for the Most Innovative Research Panel. In order to receive award consideration, you must be currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution and submit your abstract by March 27th, 2020.

Students (undergraduate and graduate) conducting any language-related research are also encouraged to join the Three-Minute Thesis Competition, a contest designed to encourage participants to explain the fundamental points of their work in a manner accessible to a general audience. The application form asks you to provide a short and engaging description of your talk (200-300 words). The deadline to join is on March 27, 2020.

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