13th Annual Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium (CULC13)

Cornell University's undergraduate linguistics association, The UnderLings, presents its thirteenth annual undergraduate research colloquium. By facilitating communication and discussion between researchers, the conference aims to promote undergraduate research at all levels throughout the linguistics community. The Colloquium will take place from Friday April 26th to Sunday April 28th, 2019. (Friday will not include presentations, but we will have a welcome greeting, registration, and an evening social event.)

Keynote Speakers:

External Speaker: Christian Di Canio

Chris Di Canio is an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Buffalo. His research examines the tonal and accentual properties of words in a variety of languages, including many endangered languages of Mexico (Triqui, Mixtec, Ixcatec). He is particularly interested in the relationship between speech production and aspects of phonological structure. He is investigating these topics via original fieldwork, corpus data analysis, experimental phonetics, and articulatory methods.

Internal Speaker: Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss is a professor in the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University. His main research interest is Indo-European linguistics. In particular he has been interested in the historical phonology and morphology of Greek, Latin and the Sabellic languages. He is also working on a study of the sociocultural contexts of Indo-European Linguistics in the 20th century, and an investigation of some classic problems of the PIE phonological system including the stop system and the role of supra-syllabic constituents in PIE phonology. Links to his publications are available on his Academia site.

Call for Abstracts

Student participation is encouraged in a variety of subfields of linguistics, including but not limited to phonetics, phonology, syntax, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition. Applicants pursuing a B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree are invited to submit an abstract for a talk of no more than twenty minutes in length or for a poster presentation at our poster session. Please indicate in your submissions whether you would like to be considered for a poster, a talk, or both.

Abstracts should be submitted to CULinguisticsColloquium@gmail.com by March 13, 2019.

Abstracts must be at most two pages long, including data and references, on letter-size or A4 paper with 1 inch margins on all sides and at least 11 point font. Abstracts themselves should have a clear title and should be anonymous a must be submitted electronically to CULinguisticsColloquium@gmail.com in PDF format.

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Important Dates:

Abstract Submission deadline: 13 March 2019 (11:59 pm EST)

Notification of acceptance: 23 March 2019 (or sooner)

Conference date: Friday, April 26 - Sunday April 28, 2019