Conferences: WCCFL 35

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite abstracts for submission to the 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics to be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 28-30, 2017. 

Conference website:

Abstracts are invited for 20 minutes talks and posters on all aspects of theoretical linguistics, including theoretical views on language acquisition, and formal conclusions arising from research in allied fields such as psycholinguists and neurolinguistics.

Invited Speakers

Elan Dresher – University of Toronto

Heidi Harley – University of Arizona

Keir Moulton – Simon Fraser University

Winner of the Student Presentation Competition at the 2016 Meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association

Neil Banerjee (BA 2016, Toronto) – MIT

Special Exhibits

The Canadian Language Museum:

A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada’s Languages 

Cree: The People’s Language

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016, 11:59pm PST

Notification of Acceptance: Early February 2017

Conference Dates: April 28-30, 2017

Instructions for Abstract Submission

Abstracts are not to exceed two pages of letter-sized (8.5″x 11″) paper, including data and references, with 1″ margins on all sides, set in a font no smaller than 11 points. The abstract should have a clear title, but should not identify the author(s). The abstract must be submitted electronically in PDF format, using the electronic submission system which will open on September 1. Please do not email your abstracts before this date. 

Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.

Conference Sponsors

University of Calgary

Faculty of Arts

    School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

Department of Psychology

    Department of Philosophy

The Canadian Linguistic Association

Calgary Public Library