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Language and Linguistics Student Conference

Saturday, November 7, 2020
University of Central Oklahoma
Nigh University Center

Twelve years of students engaging, transforming, and empowering students

  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 @ MIDNIGHT
  • ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

The Language and Linguistics Student Conference (LLSC) is now open for submissions!

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for individual presentations, co-presentations, and organized panels.

Individual presentations and co-presentations should be 10-12 minutes. Panel presenters may select a 50-minute or 65-minute block.

Presentation topics may include but are not limited to relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many application in

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

HOW TO SUBMIT

Abstract submissions should be sent as an e-mail attachment in MS Word format to the LLSC Committee at langconf@gmail.com by midnight of the abstract submissions deadline. Please title the presentation at the top of the abstract. Do not include your name or any other personal identifying information on the abstract; however, please be sure to include your name, contact information, school, and major in the main body of the e-mail. Please note, late submissions will not be accepted.

SUBMISSIONS

Individual and co-presentations should consist of a titled abstract of no more than 150-words in MS Word format.

Panel submissions should be sent as a single document containing the title of the panel and a 150-200 word description of the panel's focus. If appropriate, panelists may submit a titled, 150-word abstract along with the panel submission. All submissions should be sent in MS Word format.

PRESENTATIONS

Presentations may be readings or visual presentations such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, or handouts. All PowerPoint presentations should be PC-compatible, and no poster presentations will be accepted.

Individual and Co-presentations should be 10-12 minutes.

Panel presenters may select a 60-65 minute block.

REQUIREMENTS

The LLSC is an international conference open to all students enrolled in at least three (3) credit hours at an accredited college or university or have graduated with a degree no earlier than December 2019. In other words, we accept abstract submissions from undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and high school concurrent students from near and far.

REGISTER

The registration fee for this conference is $50.00.

Upon acceptance of your abstract, you will receive a registration form via e-mail. You must complete this form and have it into the LLSC Committee by the registration deadline in order to officially register for the conference. If we do not receive your registration form and fee by the set registration deadline, you will not be permitted to present at the LLSC and removed from the conference schedule.

REGISTRATION AND REFUND POLICY

The LLSC provides all presenters with a receipt once we have received your completed registration form and fee. We are only able to refunds up to 14 days before the conference. After that, we have a no-refund policy. By signing your registration form, you agree to this policy. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may pose; However, this policy is non-negotiable.

The LLSC $50.00 registration fee is due no later than the appointed registration deadline. Failure to turn in your $50.00 registration form will result in removal from the conference schedule, and you will not be permitted to present on the day of the conference. By signing your registration form, you agree to this policy.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are an international student in need of a letter of invitation for a temporary VISA, you must specify so in the body of your e-mail along with your abstract submission.

If you are an international student in need of a letter of attendance or proof of presentation, please notify the LLSC committee as soon as possible after you have received your acceptance notification.

Any official documentation is not guaranteed if requested the week of or after the conference.

The LLSC does not, under any circumstance, cover travel or lodging expenses for international presenters.

OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS

If you are an out-of-state student in need of a letter of attendance or proof of presentation letter, please notify the LLSC Committee as soon as possible after you have received your acceptance notification. Any official documentation is not guaranteed if requested the week of or after the conference.

The LLSC does not, under any circumstance, cover travel or lodging expenses for out-of-state presenters.

UCO COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS STUDENTS

All University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts students will receive a registration reimbursement after the conference. For more information about UCO College of Liberal Arts LLSC reimbursements, please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Dean's Office.

English, Creative Writing, Technical Writing

History and Geography

Humanities and Philosophy

Modern Languages

Political Science

Mass Communications

Criminal Justice

Sociology and Gerontology

Substance Abuse Studies

ADMISSIONS FOR NON-PRESENTERS

The LLSC is free and open to the public, excluding the luncheon. The LLSC luncheon is RSVP only. If you wish to have lunch at the conference, there is a $20.00 luncheon fee that must be paid in advance by the registration deadline. We do not and will not accept payment at the conference.

QUESTIONS

Please direct any questions to the LLSC Committee at langconf@gmail.com. We are here to help in any way that we can and look forward to hearing from you.

OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS

The LLSC Committee is not responsible for a presenter's failure to show up on time for their presentation. The LLSC Committee will post a tentative schedule and then a final schedule. It is the presenters' responsibility to check the LLSC website and social media pages for any changes to the schedule or important updates. When in doubt, the LLSC Committee strongly encourages our presenters to e-mail us at langconf@gmail.com.

Registration opens at 7:00 a.m., and all presenters, except international and out-of-state students, are required to be at registration when it opens to check-in. Failure to show up for registration could result in missing your presentation time and/or other relevant information. By showing up to registration, you are ensuring that you do not miss your presentation time. The LLSC Committee is not responsible, regardless of any circumstance, for a presenter's failure to check for any schedule changes beforehand. The LLSC will not issue a refund simply for a presenter missing their presentation time.

The LLSC Committee is not responsible for any technical difficulties that may occur on the day of the conference. If you experienced issues with technology consistently during your presentation, please contact UCO Conference and Events at 405.974.2244 or confserv@uco.edu, to report the issues so that UCO Conference and Events will know how to improve the issue(s) for future events and conferences like the LLSC. The LLSC will not issue a refund for any technical difficulties, nor will the University of Central Oklahoma or UCO Conference and Events.

The LLSC Committee and the University of Central Oklahoma are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or misplaced items. Please keep your belongings with you at all times. The LLSC does not provide presenters with a room to store belongings.

The LLSC Committee will not mail programs or any other forms to presenters who forget to pick one up on the day fo the conference. Please be sure to pick up a conference program and/or any other form/document you may need at the conference registration table on the day of the conference.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience these terms and conditions may pose; However, they are non-negotiable. By signing the registration form, you agree to all of these terms and conditions, including the LLSC Registration and Refund Policy.

Dr. Amy Carrell
Conference Director
acarrell@uco.edu/X5609

Ms. Kaylea L. Harris
Committee Chair
kharris37@uco.edu

This is an official STLR event!