Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on fields of research as diverse as grammar and morphosyntax, language change and historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, speech and language disorders, discourse analysis and pragmatics, lexicology and semantics, contrastive and corpus linguistics, and linguistics applied to the teaching and acquisition of first and second languages. Papers are to be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for discussion. The conference language is English.

For current purposes, postgraduate students include: a) students that have not completed their PhD before the conference; b) postdocs that have completed their PhD not earlier than January 2011.


Abstracts should be anonymous and not exceed 500 words, exclusive of bibliographical references. They should be submitted via e-mail (as a PDF file) to the address:

Abstracts should include:

  1. The title of the paper.
  2. A list of 5-10 keywords.
  3. The research questions, approach, methodology, data and (expected) results.
  4. A brief list of bibliographical references.

The e-mail message accompanying the abstract should contain the following information:

  1. The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s).
  2. The author’s e-mail address and contact details.
  3.  Audiovisual equipment required.

Abstracts must be received by 15 March 2012.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the programme committee; the authors will be notified of acceptance by 30 April 2012 (by e-mail).

Please send your abstracts to:


  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2012
  • Early-bird registration deadline: 30 June 2012
  • Late registration: from 1 July 2011

The complete call for papers can be downloaded here:

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