Call for Papers

Posted by CULC on Sat 11 March 2017

The Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus is pleased to announce the 1st Cyprus Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (CULC), which will be held at the University of Cyprus (New Campus) on the 26th April 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. We cordially invite papers reporting undergraduate research on subjects pertaining to theoretical and experimental analysis of language structure and lexicon, language change, language and the mind, speech-language pathology and therapy, computational linguistics, linguistic variation, language and society, language use, language and writing systems, language teaching and assessment, translation, etc.

CULC is the first conference of its nature in Cyprus, and through it, students with a passion in linguistics and interesting ideas will find opportunities to share, discuss, and inspire each other through their work and the work of their peers. If you are an undergraduate student of linguistics or a recent graduate and would like to share interesting research, or have a general interest in linguistics, this event is for you.

CULC is organised by undergraduate students for undergraduate students.

Why would I want to participate?

If you intend to pursue post-graduate studies, having presented at a conference will strengthen your application, as this will show commitment to personal academic advancement. Rarely do undergraduate students have the chance to present at conferences. You are given the opportunity to strengthen your CV by presenting at a conference organised by undergraduate students for undergraduate students. This means that you will present at a welcoming non-judgemental environment.

Certification for Participation will be provided to all speakers.

Who can participate?

Current and recent undergraduate students in linguistics and relevant fields are eligible to participate with an oral presentation reporting on research they conducted during their undergraduate studies.

Do I need to present? Can’t I just attend?

The conference is open to everyone to attend.

Why should I attend as audience?

There are many reasons for wishing to participate in such a conference (ranked differently for different individuals):

(i) it is a great opportunity to learn more on interesting topics related to language;

(ii) conferences are great venues for networking and exchanging ideas;

(iii) I can participate by asking questions during the discussion session;

(iv) attending conferences strengthens my CV (Certification for Attendance will be provided).

(v) I want to support my peers who will be presenting;

(Vi) beverages and snacks will be provided during the break;

(vii) it’s free.

Is there a fee for attending or participating?

There is no participation or attendance fee, i.e. you do not need to pay anything either as a speaker or as a member of the audience.

How can I participate as a speaker?

In order to be considered for participation to the conference, you must send an abstract to culc@ucy.ac.cy by 31 March 2017.

Abstracts (written either in English or Greek) should be sent in MS Word or OpenOffice/LibreOffice Document format. The document should contain the following:

(1) Title of your presentation

(2) Your name(s)

(3) Affiliation(s) (if applicable)

(4) Summary of the research you propose to present

(5) References (if any)

The total number of words of the document should not exceed 300. The paper proposals will be reviewed by the members of the Scientific Committee. Each author may maximally submit two abstracts: EITHER one single-authored and one co-authored OR two co-authored abstracts.

How long will my presentation be?

All presentations will be 20 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes for discussion and questions from the audience.

In which language will I present?

The working language of the conference is English. However, presentations may be delivered in either English or Greek.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2017

  • Notification of acceptance: 09 April 2017

  • Conference date: 26 April 2017

Organising committee

  • Students of the “ENG549 Experimental methods in linguistic research” course (Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus, Spring Semester 2016—2017)

  • Dr Spyros Armostis (supervising)

Scientific committee

  • Kornilia Theodorou

  • Georgia Kyriakou

  • Kyriaki Manoli

  • Andrea Kontou

  • Marianna Chatzigianni

  • Christodoulos Nikolaou

  • Vassos Christodoulou

Contact us

For more information consult our Conference website at culc.ucy.ac.cy or contact the Organizing Committee at culc@ucy.ac.cy.

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