CFP: [Graduate] Language & Linguistics Student Conference 2009

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Whitney R Vandiver
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The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) is accepting papers for the
first annual Language and Linguistics Student Conference, which will take
place on March 28, 2009, on the UCO campus in Edmond, Oklahoma.

We welcome undergraduate and graduate research focusing on the
relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many
applications. Papers are invited on a wide range of topics including but
not limited to natural and artificial languages; extinct and endangered
languages, including American Indian languages of Oklahoma; American Sign
Language; speech pathology; the relationship between language and
cognition; theoretical and applied linguistics; structural, semantic, or
phonological analyses of a single language or comparative grammars of
multiple languages; discourse/text analysis; and linguistic applications
in literature, rhetoric, music, art, film, and gender studies within
academic, cultural, or sociological constructs. We are exploring the
possibility of publication for the conference presentations.

Presentations will be 15 minutes in length and can take the form of
readings or visual presentations, such as PowerPoint or handouts. No
poster presentations will be allowed. Authors must currently be
undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in at least three credit
hours at an accredited college or university or must have graduated with
a degree no earlier than May 2008.

All presenters will receive with their registration a ticket to a
luncheon and access to a "Careers in Language and Linguistics" round-
table presentation and a keynote lecture entitled "Language, Humor,
Meaning, Life" by Dr. Victor Raskin of the Department of English at
Purdue University.

To apply, please submit a 150-word, titled abstract in MS Word format as
an attachment with no personal information (such as name or institution)
to by December 1, 2008. Late submissions are not
guaranteed consideration for presentation. Questions regarding the
conference, abstracts, or presentations may be directed to the above
address as well.

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