CfP: ILinC 2013 - Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference

27 Aug 2013 - 00:00

Saturday 2nd November 2013
Queen’s University Belfast: Schools of English, Modern Languages and Education

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce its Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference 2013 (ILinC 2013), a student-led venture co-organised by the Schools of English, Education and Modern Languages. This one-day conference will give researchers studying language in all academic disciplines the opportunity to exchange information about their research practice in the presence of distinguished and esteemed academics in the field of linguistics. In addition, the event aims to bring together researchers from different academic divisions carrying out language studies in order to foster cross-disciplinary contact.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Evolving perspectives: Innovative approaches to language studies’. With this theme, we seek to explore new approaches to language study, such as innovative methodologies, collaborative projects, the development of new models, and research into previously neglected subject areas. The conference will promote internationalisation by bringing researchers from across the globe together and by providing vital networking opportunities.

Possible topics of paper proposals include, but are not limited to:

  • Applied linguistics
  • Multimodality
  • Classroom discourse
  • Phonetics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Phonology
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Pragmatics
  • Genre analysis
  • Semantics
  • Language change
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language policy
  • Syntax
  • Language teaching/learning
  • Stylistics


Please submit your proposal via EasyAbs available at by Friday 20th September, following the guidelines below:

1. Abstracts should be 300 words long (maximum) and clearly present a research question/objective, literature review, methodological approach, results and conclusions (without any subheadings).

2. Abstracts should be sent via the online facility in a DOC format, with a centralised title, in bold, and in capital letters. There is no need to include full references at the end of the abstract. Please avoid footnotes and any unusual symbols (such as phonetic transcription) that might be changed in electronic communication.

Key dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 20th September
  • Notification of reviewers’ decision: 30th September
  •  Presenters’ registration deadline: 15th October
  •  Conference: Saturday 2nd November