Announcements (2013)


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Call for Papers

The 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference
of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature

 “Engaged Research: Language and Society; Linguistics and Communication”

April 20th, 2013

Hosted by:
The College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature,
University of Hawai’i

Abstract Submission Deadline:
March 15, 2013

Doing research, especially in language, linguistics, and literature, is an act that requires engagement with the larger community at many different levels. The 17th College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature (LLL) Graduate Student Conference theme is designed to help us critically reflect on the nature of our engagement with community and society as researchers from an academic setting. Given the diverse sets of interests represented by the many academic departments in the College of LLL, how are we unified by a set of common guiding principles regarding community and societal goals? What is the goal of our research in broad terms? This year’s conference will highlight research and projects from graduate students that explore and engage with an array of issues, ideologies, methods, languages, and communities.

The conference seeks papers from graduate students that highlight how language shapes who we are, how we interact with the world, and how language engages with community. The conference also seeks to welcome new lines of research utilizing cutting-edge technology or methodology to answer longstanding questions in language studies. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to any of the following:

  • Language documentation and conservation
  • Technology use (e.g. computer-assisted language learning)
  • Literature, literary studies, new media literacy
  • Language pedagogy
  • Language ideologies, policy, and planning
  • Less commonly taught languages (e.g. Maori, Hindi, Ilokano, etc.)
  • Creative writing
  • Bilingual, immersion, and heritage language education
  • First and additional language (i.e. second and third) acquisition and their use in children, adolescents, adults, and bilinguals, etc.
  • Theories in language studies and analyses

The LLL Graduate Student Conference invites you to present your work in a supportive educational environment. You will receive peer feedback on your presentation,
and you can submit your paper for publication in the Conference Proceedings!
 The conference will be held at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa on Saturday, April 20th, 2013.  Individual and joint papers, as well as poster presentations are welcome.
 Participants are limited to involvement in no more than two sessions.

Submission Format:
If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please complete the online submission form. Part of the submission form is the required 250 word abstract. The conference committee will use the abstracts in the presentation selection process.

Upon review by conference committee members, you will receive notification of acceptance by e-mail no later than April 2, 2013.

Presentation Format:

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long.
 An additional 5-minute period will be allocated for questions and feedback.

Proposals for poster presentations are also being accepted.