3rd International Free Linguistics Conference

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
FLC 2009
Saturday, 10 October 2009 to Sunday, 11 October 2009
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 14 August 2009

Full Title: 3rd International Free Linguistics Conference
Short Title: FLC 2009

Date: 10-Oct-2009 - 11-Oct-2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact Person: Naomi Knight
Meeting Email: freeling@arts.usyd.edu.au
Web Site: http://freelinguistics.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Aug-2009

Meeting Description:

Featured focus speakers:
Luciana de Oliveira (Purdue University, United States)
Diana Eades (University of New England, Australia)
William Foley (University of Sydney, Australia)
Enric Llurda (Universitat de Lleida, Spain)
Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Jonathan Webster (City University of Hong Kong)


The aim of this conference is to provide scholars, researchers, postgraduate
undergraduate students with current research issues from all fields of
linguistics & TESOL an open and widely accessible forum.

The main feature that distinguishes this conference is its focus on freedom:

- freedom from linguistic subfield divisions,
- freedom from an established and rigid theme for presentations, and
- freedom from fees!

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers, colloquia, poster
presentations, or hot topics.

- Colloquia (abstract max of 250 words): Colloquia will be 90 minutes in
Their internal structure is up to their organizers, but sufficient time for
discussion is encouraged.

- Single papers (abstract max of 250 words): Papers will be 40 minutes in
length, with 30 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for

- Hot topics (abstract max of 250 words): Hot topic talks will be 20 minutes
length, with 10 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for Q&A/discussion. We
especially welcome proposals in this category from young
with new and challenging ideas.

- Poster presentations (abstract max of 250 words): Poster presentations
will be
given in groups with a 30-minute allotment per session. This format may suit
young researchers who want to present their work in a less formal format.

Abstracts are invited from any linguistic (and TESOL) sub-fields, and
may choose from the following strands:

Aboriginal Languages, Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics,
Linguistics, Critical Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, First
Acquisition, Forensic Linguistics, Language & Culture, Language in
Language Policy & Planning, Languages Other Than English (LOTE),
Multilingualism, Natural Language Processing, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics,
Second/Additional Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Systemic
Linguistics, TESOL, Translation, Interpretation, Other.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 August 2009

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