Call for Papers

The 18th annual Lancaster Linguistics and English Language Postgraduate Conference will be held on the 21st of June 2024. We intend to hold this year’s LAEL PG conference in person. We are happy to invite Abstracts that fit in with the theme of this year’s conference: Future directions and new developments in Linguistics. Research involving innovative methods or new approaches to linguistics is welcome, such as AI, emerging technologies, and others. 

MA and PhD students are invited to submit abstracts on linguistic research, the focus of the conference is to explore the impact of new technological developments in the field of Applied Linguistics. We encourage submissions that highlight innovative research methods, cutting-edge technologies, and novel approaches to linguistics research. Abstracts from a broad range of disciplines can be submitted including, but not limited to: 

  • L2 Teaching & Testing 
  • Computational & Corpus Linguistics 
  • Pragmatics 
  • Sociolinguistics 
  • Forensic Linguistics 
  • Cognitive Linguistics 
  • Phonetics & Phonology 


Presenters will have the opportunity to have their work published in the LEAL PG Conference Report compiled by the university.  

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30th, 17:00 GMT 

Abstract submissions are to be made in Word Doc or PDF format to the following email addresses: 

Please, specify in your abstract if you’re submitting for a poster or a presentation.

Proposal Requirements 

  • Word limit for submissions: 300 words (excluding references) 
  • What to include: purpose of the study, research methodology, results or preliminary findings (if applicable), conclusions (if applicable), references  


When submitting an abstract, you may choose to apply for a presentation or a poster. 


  • Presentations should be 20 minutes long and will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A. 
  • Posters can be in either portrait or landscape orientation and will be on display for around 45 minutes.