Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference


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

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The Call for Papers is now open! Check out our Submissions page to find out how to apply.


LSURC 2018’s Plenary Session:

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