Call for Papers for The Second Purdue Languages and Cultures Conference

deadline for submissions: 
December 2, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Purdue Languages and Cultures Conference

The Purdue Linguistics Association, The School of Languages and Cultures, and the Second Language Studies Program at Purdue University are happy to announce the Second Purdue Languages and Cultures Conference. The aim of the conference is to create an environment that supports collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects related to the fields of study in language and language use. In an academic climate that is placing increasing demands for the justification of research in the social sciences and humanities, it has become important for research in the fields of linguistics and literature to demonstrate their value across disciplines. Recognizing this situation, this conference looks for presentations of original research in the theme of Translational Ideas - Bridging Gaps Between Research and Society.

 We invite submissions of original research papers from all areas of linguistics, literature and cultural studies to be presented in either 20-minute talks, or a poster presentation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

 Language Acquisition

Literature Studies


Comparative Literature


Film Studies


Cultural Studies

Language Variation and Change

Cognitive Linguistics and Literature

Discourse Analysis

Second Language Studies

Applied Linguistics


Corpus Linguistics

Abstracts are due by Friday, December 2nd, 2016 and authors will be notified of their acceptance in mid-January, 2017. Abstracts must adhere to the following submission guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be submitted through the easyabs website  in PDF format and must not contain any information identifying the author(s) including university affiliation and program of study.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English. The presentation may be presented in a language other than English; however, permission to do so is at discretion of the conference committee.
    • Abstracts must be no more than 1 page in length (approximately 500 words, single spaced) with an extra page allowed for references, examples, tables and figures.
    • The title of the PDF document must state whether the presenter would like to be included in either the Applied Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics or Literature/Cultural Studies parallel session in addition to the title of the paper. Thus the title should be, for example: Applied Linguistics: The acquisition of case marking among child learners of Basque.
    • When submitting your abstract on the easyabs website, please choose either Long Presentation or Poster for the “Abstract Clarification 1”
    • Authors may submit more than one abstract, either joint or individual