Contemporary Language Research: Unmuted

7th Annual Symposium on Language Research

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Registration for this event is now closed.

The Symposium on Language Research is our yearly student-organized conference whose purpose is to showcase the work in language research done in a variety of different fields.

Congratulations to all of our 2021 award winners!

3-Minute Thesis

  • 1st Place: Bridging the Gap Between Belief and Practice: Social Justice in Community Colleges - Emily Packer (University of San Diego)

  • 2nd place: A Glance at Portuñol from Generative Grammar - María Teresa Borneo and Nazira Günther (National University of Córdoba)

  • 3rd place: Modifier Effects on Relative Clause Attachment Preferences in Turkish - Elifnur Ulusoy (Boğaziçi University)

Check out the 3MT videos here.

Most Innovative Research Panel - Undergraduate

  • 1st Place: Christy Lei (Reed College)

  • 2nd Place: Amari Grey Johnson (Harvard University)

  • 3rd Place: Irene Yi (University of California, Berkeley)

Most Innovative Research Panel - Graduate

  • 1st Place: Jennifer Kaplan (University of California, Berkeley)

  • 2nd Place: Emilie Schiess (Ball State University)

  • 3rd Place: Andrea Ramirez Barajas (University of California, Davis)

Find the talk titles and read the full abstracts here.


  • Brennan Gonering (University of California, Davis)

Symposium Information

The Seventh Annual Symposium on Language Research at UC Davis will take place on Friday, May 21st, 2021. The event will take place virtually and consist of a variety of student presentations, keynote speakers, and social activities designed to foster community and connection among participantes.

Call for Abstracts is now closed

The Call for Abstracts for the 7th Annual symposium on Language Research at UC Davis is now closed

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• The deadline to submit abstracts closed on Friday, March 26th at 11:59pm PT

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We look forward to a diverse and insightful symposium on language research!