20th Postgraduate Linguistics Conference 2011, University of Manchester
The University of Manchester and the University of Salford are hosting the

20th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference (PLC20)
Interfaces in Linguistic Research

3rd - 4th November 2011
University of Manchester, Samuel Alexander Building
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We are pleased to announce the 20th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference (PLC20), which will take place from Thursday 3rd November to Friday 4th November 2011.

The theme for the conference is Interfaces in Linguistic Research.

Keynote speakers:

Prof Diane Blakemore (University of Salford):'Imitation or representation? The role of expressives in free indirect discourse'

Prof Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester):
'Compositionality and change'

Dr Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (University of Manchester):
'On the properties of phonological processes with small morphological domains'

Dr Heike Pichler (University of Salford): 'Discourse-pragmatic variation and change: Implications for linguistic theory'

Conference Programme

The conference programme in pdf format is available here.

Abstracts are available here. Please click on a title to view the abstract.

Conference Registration

The fee of the conference will be £30.00 before 5th September and £35.00 after. 21st October is the final registration deadline. The fee will include lunch and refreshments during both days of the conference.

Online registration is now closed.

Presentation guidelines

Presentations will be allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes for questions).


A list of hotels and hostels is available here.

Should you have any queries relating to the conference, please contact Gerry Howley.

Last Update: 23rd October, 2011