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Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, 2010

The University of Manchester and the University of Salford are hosting the

19th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference (PLC19)


Language Variation and Change
16-17 September 2010

We are pleased to announce the 19th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference (PLC19), which will take place from Thursday 16 September to Friday 17 September 2010.

The aim of the conference is to bring together postgraduates from within the various areas of the discipline of Linguistics and to allow them to present papers to their peers. It is hoped that the two days will be rewarding for all in attendance, both in sharing their research findings and establishing new contacts.

Conference registration

The registration fee of GBP 30.00 includes attendance of the conference as well as lunch, coffee and refreshments during both days of the conference and a wine reception on day 2. There is also the option to register and pay for the conference dinner which will take place at The Petra and cost GBP 18.00.

Register online now

Invited plenary speakers

Invited plenary speakers

Conference theme

The theme of this year's conference is 'Language Variation and Change', which embodies numerous research areas and emphasises the value of both synchronic and diachronic studies. We therefore invite papers on:


The conference programme and book of abstracts are now available


We are pleased to announce that a workshop entitled An Introduction to Publishing in Academic Journals: History, Best Practice and Quality Measurement will be part of PLC 19 in Manchester in September 2010.

Workshop abstract

In this workshop, the Publisher for Elsevier's linguistics portfolio will host a session covering: the origins, features and functions of scholarly publishing; best practice on how to get published in an academic journal; the mechanisms, dos and don'ts of peer review; and why and how journal quality can be measured. This will be an open and informative session, aimed at those looking to publish their first paper and/or who are interested in the world of scholarly publishing and how it works.

If you like to register questions in advance, please email the organiser of the workshop Christopher Tancock.

Presentation guidelines

Presentations will be allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes for questions). Dedicated poster sessions will take place throughout the conference.


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Further information

Further information on the conference can be found here.

For enquiries please contact plc@manchester.ac.uk.

Organising committee

Page last updated 29 March 2010.