PSUxLing5: October 19th, 2018

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The plenary talks with take place from 9:00 - 10:30am in Moore 127.

The poster session will take place from 1:00 - 3:00pm in HUB 129 rooms A and B.

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese is pleased to announce the fifth annual Penn State Undergraduate Exhibition in Hispanic and General Linguistics (PSUxLing) to be held on October 19th, 2018. PSUxLing is an annual conference that is dedicated to promoting excellence in undergraduate research in linguistics. The first PSUxLing took place on October 6th, 2014, and was attended by over 100 faculty, graduate, and undergraduate linguists.

We invite undergraduate students to submit up to one single-authored and one jointly-authored abstract for consideration. Abstracts should be between 350 and 500 words long, not including references, and should be submitted using the Abstract Submission link. Our submission deadline has been extended to September 10th, and notification of acceptance will be sent out no later than September 17th.

During PSUxLing, undergraduate linguists have the opportunity to present their research at a two-hour poster session, as well as attend two keynote talks by leading researchers in our field. The 2018 keynote speakers are Dr. Kara Morgan Short (University of Illinois - Chicago) and Dr. Travis G. Bradley (University of California - Davis). More information about our speakers, as well as abstracts for their presentations, is available on the Keynote Speakers page.

PSUxLing is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate linguists from across the country to meet other linguists, share their own research, and gain further knowledge of the field of linguistics. While only current undergraduate students are eligible to present their work, everyone is welcome to attend! Travel awards of up to $250 will be awarded to students whose abstracts score the highest during the review process and who are travelling from outside Penn State.

We hope to see you in 2018!