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Spring Colloquium (CANCELLED)

UNC Linguistics Spring Colloquium 2020

Saturday, March 21st, 2020


We regret that this event has been CANCELLED due to the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

Every spring, the Linguistics Graduate Student Association at UNC-Chapel Hill puts on its annual Spring Colloquium. We invite fellow linguists from all over to present and discuss current topics of interest in the field in an all-day conference. The Colloquium is free for all who present or attend; there is no registration fee.

The Linguistics Department is now accepting abstracts for the Colloquium. The conference will be held Saturday, March 21st, 2020 in Carolina Union room 3411 with Dr. Natalie Schilling (Georgetown University), as keynote speaker. Papers and posters are invited on any topic in all areas of Linguistics. Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long (in English) followed by a 10-minute discussion period. It will again feature a poster session during the coffee hour after its small but mighty success last year.

Abstracts should be no longer than one page in 12-point font with an optional second page for examples, figures, tables, and/or references.

Please do not include any author information in your abstract. Abstracts containing identifying information will not be considered.

Please follow this link to submit an abstract: 

The deadline for submission is Friday, January 31, 2020. Those accepted will be notified no later than Friday, February 14, 2020. If you have any difficulties submitting your abstract, please contact the Colloquium Committee at


Campus Map
Room 3411 on the third floor of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union (209 South Road; green box on the campus map).

Note: It is easy to get confused about what floor of the Union you are on depending on where you enter the building. The room numbers change with the floor, so 2000s are on the second floor, 3000s on the third, etc. The conference room is on the far east side of the building (the “back” if you enter from the main entrance).


If you plan to drive, parking will be available in Cobb Parking Deck (blue box on the map), accessible from Raleigh Street or Country Club Road.

  • Once you park, leave the deck on foot and follow the red path on the map between Joyner and Alexander halls.
  • Cross Raleigh Street to reach the Union.
  • Go up the ramp, and enter through the door to the left (near the bike racks).
  • Climb to the top of the stairs.
  • Exit the stairwell, and turn left. The conference room (3411) will be on your left. Student volunteers will be available to help guide you.

Note: There are a few other events happening on campus on the same day as the conference. This may impact the ease of finding a parking spot in Cobb Deck if you arrive later in the day and will likely introduce road closures that slightly complicate driving on campus.

Programs from Past Spring Colloquia

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