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Saturday, November 9, 2019
Nigh University Center
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma

Eleven years of students engaging, transforming, and empowering students

Abstract submission deadline: Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ midnight

Acceptance notification: No later than Friday, October 04, 2019

Registration deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019

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

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

Individual presentations and co-presentations should be 10 to 12 minutes.

Panel presenters may select a 50-minute or 65-minute time block.

Presentations 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

HOW TO SUBMIT

All abstracts will go through a blind review.

Submissions should be sent as an email attachment in MS Word format to the LLSC Committee at langconf@gmail.com by midnight of Saturday, September 21, 2019. Please title your presentation at the top of your abstract. Do not put your name or any other personal identifying information on the abstract. However do put your name, contact information, school, major, etc., in the main body of your email.

* Please note: late submissions will not be accepted

WHAT YOUR SUBMISSION SHOULD CONSIST OF

INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS 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 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. All submission should be in MS Word format.

WHAT YOUR PRESENTATION SHOULD CONSIST OF

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

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

Panel presenters may select a 60-minute to 65-minute time block.

REQUIREMENTS

The LLSC is an international conference open to any and all students (graduate, undergraduate, and doctorate) enrolled in at least 3-credit hours at an accredited college or university or have graduated with a degree no earlier than December 2018.

HOW TO REGISTER

The registration fee for this conference is $50.00.

Upon acceptance of your abstract, you will receive a registration form via email. You must complete this form and have it in to us, along with the $50.00 registration fee, by Friday, October 4, 2019, in order to officially register for the conference. If we do not receive the complete registration by Friday, October 4, 2019, you will not be permitted to present at the eleventh LLSC and removed from all schedules.

LLSC REGISTRATION AND REFUND POLICY

  1. The LLSC provides all presenters with a receipt once we have received your completed registration form and fee. We are only able to issue refunds up to 14 days before the conference. After that, we have a no-refund policy. By signing your official registration form you are agreeing to this policy. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may pose, however, this policy is non-negotiable.
  2. The LLSC $50.00 registration fee is due no later than the appointed registration deadline. Failure to turn in your $50.00 fee and registration form will result in removal from the LLSC Schedule and you will not be permitted to present on the day of the conference. By signing your registration form you are agreeing to this policy.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are an international student in need of an invitation for temporary visa you must specify so in the body of your email along with your abstract submission. The cut-off date to request an invitation for temporary visa is Friday, October 4.

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

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

The LLSC does not, under any circumstances, cover travel or lodging expenses.

Please remember that we must have your completed registration form and fee in no later than Monday, October 21, 2019, or you will be removed from the conference schedule and not permitted to present at the eleventh LLSC.

OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS

If you are an out-of-state student in need of a letter of attendance or proof of presentation, please notify the LLSC Committee ASAP after you have received your acceptance notification.

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

The LLSC does not, under any circumstances, cover travel or lodging expenses.

Please remember that we must have your completed registration form and fee in no later than Monday, October 21, 2019, or you will be removed from the conference schedule and not permitted to present at the eleventh LLSC.

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 on UCO CLA reimbursements, please contact the LLSC Committee at langconf@gmail.com with “UCO CLA REIMBURSEMENT” in the subject line.

  • English
  • History and Geography
  • Humanities and Philosophy
  • Modern Languages
  • Political Science
  • Criminal Justice

ADMISSION 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 advanced by Monday, October 21. We do not and will not accept payment at the conference.

QUESTIONS:

Any questions should be directed 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 LLSC TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  1. The LLSC Committee, English Society officers, Language Society officers, and/or Faculty Advisor(s) are not responsible for your failure to show up on time for your presentation. The LLSC 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 email us at langconf@gmail.com to check for any schedule changes.
  2. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and all presenters, with the exception of international students, are required to be at registration when it opens to sign in. Failure to show up to registration could result in missing your presentation time and/or other important information. By showing up to registration, you are ensuring that you do not miss your presentation time. The LLSC Committee, English Society officers, Language Society officers, and/or Faculty Advisor(s) are not responsible, under any circumstances, for your failure to show up to your presentation time or your failure to check for any schedule changes beforehand. The LLSC will not issue a refund, under any circumstance, simply for a presenter missing their presentation time.
  3. The LLSC Committee, English Society officers, Language Society officers, and/or Faculty Advisor(s) are 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 issue so that UCO Conference and Events will know how to improve the issue(s) for future events. The LLSC Committee will not issue a refund for any technical difficulties, nor will the University of Central Oklahoma or UCO Conference and Events.
  4. The LLSC Committee, English Society officers, Language Society officers, Faculty Advisor(s), and/or the University of Central Oklahoma are not responsible for any lost, misplaced, or stolen items. Please keep your belongings with you at all times!
  5. The LLSC Committee will not mail programs or any other forms to presenters who forget to pick one up on the day of the conference. Please be sure to pick up a program and/or any other form/document you may need at the 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 your official registration form, you are agreeing to all of these terms and conditions, including the LLSC registration and refund policy.