Call for Papers

We invite postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students and early career researchers to submit abstracts for both oral and poster presentations on any topic in language and linguistics and all language-related areas in education, sociology, and psychology. These may include, but are not restricted to:

Applied linguistics, cognitive linguistics, computational linguistics, conversation analysis, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, historical linguistics, language acquisition, language learning & teaching, language planning & policy, language revitalisation, morphology, neurolinguistics, phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, semantics, sociolinguistics, and syntax.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words* and should be fully anonymised (ie do not include your name, affiliation, email or other identifying information in the submission). Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, provided they are the sole or lead author of at most one abstract. Please follow all formatting information contained in the guidelines below:

Template/formatting guideline: Word versionPDF version

* Title, author information, references and glossed examples are excluded from the word count.

Please submit your abstract as a Word/PDF document (.doc, .docx or .pdf) to the submission portal on EasyAbs (, which will be open from 14 May to 7 July. During submission, please also indicate whether you would like to be considered for an oral presentation or a poster (see Presenter Information). Please note that this is an indication of preference only and the final decision of the selected format rests with the Organising Committee.

Note (25 Jun): On the EasyAbs page, when choosing abstract type, please use only “Long presentation” or “Poster”, and ignore “Symposium” or “Short presentation”. If you have already submitted and chosen either of these options, we will interpret these flexibly.

Note: If you make more than one submission of which you are the sole or lead author, we will only consider the final submission.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to provide an editable version with all author information de-anonymised.

Key Dates

Submission opens: 14 May 2021
Submission closes:
7 July 2021
Notification of acceptance:
mid August 2021
Registration closes:
26 September 2021


Please contact the PARLAY Committee at for any queries.