17th Annual Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (CULC17)

April 21-23, 2023

Cornell University's undergraduate linguistics association, The UnderLings, presents its seventeenth annual undergraduate research conference. By facilitating communication and discussion between researchers, the conference aims to promote undergraduate research at all levels throughout the linguistics community.

Internal Keynote Speaker: Helena Aparicio

Helena Aparicio is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Cornell University. Helena's research focuses on understanding what aspects of linguistic meaning are hard-coded as opposed to derived during linguistic interactions. To answer this question, she combines insights from theoretical linguistics, and cognitive science more broadly, with experimental and computational methods

External Keynote Speaker: Renee Blake

Renee Blake is an Associate Professor of Linguistics an Social & Cultural Analysis at the New York University College of Arts && Scienses Sciences Renee's research interests include Urban sociolinguistics, African American/Black Language Matters, Language and Cultures of the Caribbean, Language Variation and Change, Morphosyntax, Sociophonetics Renee is also a member of NYU's Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD), which is dedicated to advance cutting-edge, multi-0disciplinary research on both Africa and its diaspora in ways that bring that scholarship into sustained conversation.

Call for Abstracts

Submissions are encouraged from all subfields of linguistics, including but not limited to phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and computational linguistics. Students 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 submission whether you would like to be considered for a poster, a talk, or both. Work may represent completed research or research in progress.

Abstracts should be submitted to culc (at) cornell (dot) edu by March 27, 2023.

Abstracts must be no more than two pages long, including data and references, on letter-size paper with 1 inch margins on all sides and at least 12 point font. Abstracts should have a clear title and should be anonymous in PDF format.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission deadline: Monday, March 27, 2023 (11:59pm EST) - late abstracts will be considered

Notification of decisions: Friday, April 11, 2023 (or sooner)

Conference date: April 21-23, 2023