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Check out our agenda-at-glance for both symposium days below!

8th Symposium on Language Research_2022_Agenda at a glance_2 days.pdf

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.

Symposium Information

The Eighth Annual Symposium on Language Research at UC Davis will take place on Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th, 2022. As of now, the event will take place in-person and consist of a variety of student presentations, keynote speakers, and social activities designed to foster community and connection among participants.

We are ready to adjust this event to a virtual symposium if COVID-19 guidelines encourage us to do so. Stay tuned for more updates as the date gets closer.

Call for Abstracts has officially closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. We look forward to seeing you at our symposium on May 26-27th!

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

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)