Three-Minute Thesis Competition

The Three-Minute Thesis competition provides emerging language researchers with an opportunity to present their research to a diverse and general audience comprised of students, faculty, and non-specialist community members from various backgrounds. This contest is designed to encourage participants to explain the fundamental points of their work in a manner accessible to a general audience. This contest is based on the competition held during the 2019 Linguistic Society of America Institute held at UC Davis.

Check back soon to see the award winners and judges for the Three-Minute Thesis Competition for the 9th Symposium in 2023!

2022 - 8th Language Symposium


  1. Helena Hanneder - Philipps-Universität Marburg

    • Writing Revisions of German Learners of English: A Longitudinal Corpus-Based Approach

  2. Carissa A. Diantoro - University of Oregon

    • Investigating the Effect of Second Language Learning on Learning a Third Language Rhythm Pattern

  3. Chuan Liu - University of Ottawa

    • Teacher beliefs about video-based synchronous CMC with young Chinese EFL learners


  • Masoud Jasbi (Linguistics)

  • Eugênia Fernandes (Spanish and Portuguese)

2021 - 7th Language Symposium


  1. Emily Packer - University of San Diego

    • Bridging the Gap Between Belief and Practice: Social Justice in Community Colleges

  2. María Teresa Borneo and Nazira Günther - National University of Córdoba

    • A Glance at Portuñol from Generative Grammar

  3. Elifnur Ulusoy - Boğaziçi University

    • Modifier Effects on Relative Clause Attachment Preferences in Turkish