The Language and Linguistics Student Conference

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Nigh University Center
University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond)

“Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students”

Abstract submission deadline: October 11, 2017
Acceptance notification: October 15, 2017
Registration deadline: October 19, 2017

The Language and Linguistics Student conference is now open for submissions.  Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for individual presentations and organized panels.  Individual presentations should be 12 to 15 minutes.  Panel presenters may select a 50- or 65-minute time block.  Presentation topics may include, but are not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications in

  • natural and artificial languages
  • indigenous languages
  • extinct and endangered languages
  • American Sign Language
  • speech pathology and hearing sciences
  • language and cognition
  • theoretical and applied linguistics
  • structural, semantic, or phonological analyses
  • comparative grammars
  • discourse/text analyses
  • rhetoric, the arts, literature, and the humanities
  • academic, pedagogical, cultural, and sociological constructs

SUBMISSIONS should be sent as an email attachment in MS Word format to by Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Late submissions are not guaranteed consideration for presentation.  Please include the title of the presentation at the top of the abstract without any personal identifying information; however, please include identifying information in the body of the email message.

  • INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSIONS should consist of a titled abstract of no more than 150 words. 
  • PANEL SUBMISSIONS should be sent as a single document containing the title of the panel and a description of the panel’s focus of no more than 200 words.  If appropriate, panelists may submit a 150-word titled abstract along with the panel submission.

PRESENTATIONS may be readings or visual presentations, such as PowerPoint or handouts.  Please note: All PowerPoint presentations must be PC compatible.  No poster presentations will be accepted.  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 December 2016.

PRESENTERS will be eligible to submit a written copy of their conference presentations for publication of the conference proceedings in the spring issue of the 1890 Journal of Undergraduate Research, the University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of English online journal of student work.  For more on the 1890, see Instructions for submission and further details will be provided at the conference.

REGISTRATION includes the conference luncheon, t-shirt, tote bag, and access to all conference events.

QUESTIONS regarding abstracts or presentations may be directed to