Language researchers to gather at Queen’s

Language researchers to gather at Queen’s

An innovative conference has been added to Queen’s thriving agenda of academic activities.  The First Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC), a student-led initiative, is scheduled for Friday 14 - Saturday 15 October 2011. 

The event will foster academic exchange between students and staff carrying out language-related research at Queen’s and beyond.  Its main goal is to create a strong and long-lasting networking scheme so that collaboration may take place irrespective of academic disciplines.

This year’s theme – Crossing Boundaries: The Impact of Language Studies in Academia and Beyond – invites future presenters to reflect on the impact of their research. The second call for papers has already been launched, and the deadline for submitting a proposal is 8 July 2011.

The initiative, which is jointly supported by the Schools of Education, English, and Languages, Literatures and Performing Arts, has been welcomed by the academic community both internally and externally.  So far, a number of proposals from abroad have been submitted, including Austria, Brazil, India and Iran to cite just a few examples.

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