The Words that Shape Us: Language, Culture and Identity

deadline for submissions: 
November 10, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The University of Alabama Languages Conference
contact email: 

The University of Alabama Languages ConferenceFebruary 8 – 9, 2019

The organizing committee of the ninth annual University of Alabama Languages Conference is pleased to welcome abstract submissions for this year’s conference entitled “The Words that Shape Us: Language, Culture and Identity” to be held February 8-9, 2019, at Hotel Capstone.


We invite abstracts about all languages and all areas of Literature and Linguisticsincluding, but not limited to:

  • Classical Literature
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Medieval Literature and Culture
  • Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • 18th and 19th Century Literature and Culture
  • 20th and 21st Century Literature and Culture
  • Feminism and Women Writers
  • Queer and Gender Studies
  • Transatlantic and Intercultural Studies
  • Storytelling, Mythology, and Memory
  • Film and Visual arts
  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • Bilingualism and Code-switching
  • Historical and Comparative Linguistics
  •  L1, L2, L3 Acquisition and Pedagogy
  • Languages in Contact
  • Non-verbal Communication, Sign Language
  • Phonetics, Phonology, and Dialectology
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Study Abroad
  • Syntax


We invite faculty and graduate students to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations as well as organized panels with three or four participants. Suggestions for panels must include each individual presenter’s abstract along with a brief description of the panel theme. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words through EasyAbs at

Abstracts themselves should not contain any identifying information.  However, please submit the following information for each presenter to the EasyAbs system when uploading the abstract:

  • Name, affiliation, and email address
  • Title of presentation
  • Multimedia requests, if any

The deadline for proposal submission is November 10th, 2018.

Presentations should be given in English, French, German or Spanish.

For Linguistics, preference may be given to submissions whose studies can present results.