This spring, the Linguistics Department is hosting the Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics (CWSL), from April 13-14th. This conference brings together researchers working on sociolinguistic topics of interest to the Pacific Northwest, and is intended to be student-centered. I hope you will all mark your calendars and plan to attend, as it’s always exciting to see presentations of linguistic research in-person and so close to home. But more importantly, I want to encourage you to submit an abstract to present! You may have a thesis project on a sociolinguistics topic, or even a smaller project you worked on for a course. These projects don’t have to be about the PNW specifically – even collecting data from speakers in the PNW is good enough for us. Presenting at a conference is an amazing experience – it’s fun, it’s cool, and if you are planning to further your education, in any field, having a conference presentation on your CV is a big deal. So, please consider it!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. Here’s the Call for Papers:
Abstracts are due January 15th.
– Kara Becker