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The Virginia Area Linguistics (VALING) Conference 
Hosted virtually by William & Mary
Saturday, April 17, 2021                         


About | Invited Speaker | Submission | Registration | Program | Important Dates | Contact


VALING is a research conference dedicated to promoting the study of linguistics by undergraduates in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic area. Research in any linguistic discipline is welcome, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, field work, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, etc. We hope to have a wide range of topics and voices represented.

The conference will be hosted virtually by William & Mary. The format will involve a series of full 20-min talks and 5-min "micro talks" (poster equivalent) organized by topic, and a keynote talk by the invited speaker. 

Registration is FREE for all participants! (including presenters and attendees).

Invited Speaker

Katie Carmichael (Virginia Tech)


We are currently accepting abstracts for full 20-min talks and 5-min "micro talks" (poster equivalent). You can indicate your preference on the submission page. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, March 1, 2021.

Abstract requirements:

  • Single page, 500 words maximum
  • 11 pt. Arial font
  • Single spaced
  • A second page for graphs, figures, and references allowed
  • Examples should be interspersed in text

Submit your abstract here: https://www.wm.edu/as/linguistics/valing/submission


Registration is free for all participants (including presenters and attendees). Registration will open Monday, March 15, 2021.


Stay tuned!

Important dates
  • Abstract submission deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday, March 15, 2021
  • Registration opens: Monday, March 15, 2021
  • Registration deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Conference: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Contact information

For more information, please contact conference organizers Dan Parker (dparker@wm.edu) or Kate Harrigan (kharrigan@wm.edu).