ELC4 Postgraduate Conference




We are pleased to announce the Fourth International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC4), to be held at the University of Vigo (Spain) on 4-6 February 2015, jointly with ASYRAS 2015.

ELC4 aims to provide postgraduate students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting. We welcome proposals for papers characterized by an empirical, cognitive-functional outlook on the study of language and communication; they may cover fields as diverse as grammar and morphosyntax, language change and historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, speech and language disorders, discourse analysis and pragmatics, lexicology and semantics, contrastive and corpus linguistics, and linguistics applied to the teaching and acquisition of first and second languages.

The conference is organised by postgraduate students from the English Departments at the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela, together with the Department of Social and Experimental Psychology at Santiago de Compostela. It is supported by the English Linguistics Circle, a research network comprising the following research teams:

Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization (VLCG; University of Santiago de Compostela). Director: Teresa Fanego.

Spoken English Research Team at the University of Santiago de Compostela (SPERTUS; University of Santiago de Compostela). Director: Ignacio Palacios.

Cognitive Processes and Behaviour (PCC; Faculty of Psychology, University of Santiago de Compostela).  Director: Isabel Fraga.

Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTC; University of Vigo). Director: Javier Pérez-Guerra.

Methods and Materials for the Teaching and Acquisition of Foreign Languages (MMTAFL, Faculty of Philology and Translation, University of Vigo). Director: Rosa Alonso.



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