Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference

The 2nd annual Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (LSURC) is set to take place at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on January 19 – 20, 2018! Everyone is welcome to attend and entry is free of charge.

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Registration Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 182

Register online HERE if you’d like to attend the conference. You may also register on-site in person.


LSURC 2018’s Plenary Session:

  • Dr. Molly Babel (Dept. of Linguistics)
  • Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies)
  • Dr. Neda Todorovic (Dept. of Linguistics)

The theme for our invited speakers for this year will be on Language as an insight into human nature: 

The studies of language span diverse fields but are united by the common theme that human language provides unique insight into how we come to understand human nature. Language is cognitive and cultural, internal and external, personal and social; the diversity of approaches taken in studying language enriches our understanding of who we are. How can the perspective of your field enrich our understanding of language, as a uniquely human phenomenon?



LSURC 2017’s Invited Speakers:

  • Dr. Bryan Gick (Dept. of Linguistics): Simulating Talking Bodies
  • Dr. Bonny Norton (Dept. of Language & Literacy Education): Digital Storytelling and Social Change in Classrooms and Communities
  • Dr. Janet Werker (Dept. of Psychology)Language Acquisition: First Steps in Infancy