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Call for papers - The University of Edinburgh's LEL Postgraduate Conference, 28th - 30th May 2014

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE: http://resource.ppls.ed.ac.uk/lelpgc.

The University of Edinburgh Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference in is an annual event where postgraduates present ongoing work and discuss their research with their peers and the LEL faculty. This year's conference will be held on 28th-30th May 2014. We will be celebrating the 20th year of the conference, and we would like to invite all students of Linguistics, English Language and related disciplines to join us for this special occasion.

The conference offers a great opportunity to refine thoughts, share concerns and receive constructive criticism in a supportive and convivial environment. Additionally, it's a great way to gain experience in conference presentation and find out about some of the exciting things going on in LEL!

We are now accepting submissions for oral presentations and posters. The standard length of a talk will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions. Any papers relevant to Linguistics and English Language are welcome and submissions by both University of Edinburgh and external students are highly encouraged. Tea and coffee will be provided on all three days, and there will also be a conference dinner in the evening of the 28th May (details to follow).

To apply, please submit an abstract (maximum 500 words in .doc, .docx, .tex or .rtf format; bibliographies do not count toward the word limit) by email to lel-pgc@ed.ac.uk, no later than 23:55 on 15th April 2014. Please indicate whether you would prefer to be considered for a talk or a poster.

The 2014 Organising Committee consists of postgraduate students in LEL: Mark Atkinson, Amanda Cardoso, Mirjam Eiswirth, Maria De Sam Lazaro, Steph DeMarco, Daniel Lawrence, Thijs Lubbers, Yasamin Motamedi, Kevin Stadler, Laura Sterian and James Winters

If you require any further information, the organisers can be contacted at lel-pgc@ed.ac.uk.