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University of Edinburgh 2022



Submission Guidelines

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. If you have not written an abstract before, you can find a helpful guide to writing an abstract on our website here: Abstract Writing Guide.

All submissions must fall within the field of linguistics. As this is an undergraduate conference, the bulk of the work for all submissions must have been carried out whilst the author was an undergraduate student of linguistics or a related discipline, and so long as their undergraduate studies were completed no more than three years prior to submitting the abstract. Please also note that the work needn't have been finished by the time you submit your abstract!

We accept abstracts from students all over the world! You don't have to be studying at a British university to apply, and we gladly welcome abstracts from further afield. All abstract submissions must be in English, but presentations can be in English or BSL. If you wish to present in BSL please email us at [email protected] to let us know.

This year there will be three different types of presentation: full-length talks (roughly 15-20 minutes), short talks (roughly 5-10 minutes) and poster presentations, and you will be asked to indicate in the submission form what your preferred presentation type is.

List of Topics

We accept papers that fall within the field of linguistics. Potential subfields include (but are not limited to):

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Language Acquisition (first, second or third)
  • Dialectology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Language Evolution
  • Sign Language Linguistics
  • Animal Communication
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Language Pathology and Language Impairment
  • Language Typology
  • Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • Translation and Interpretation Studies
  • Stylistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Philosophy of Language


We will aim to publish proceedings from the ULAB 2022 conference, and these will likely be hosted on Zenodo, an open access platform. See here for proceedings from the ULAB 2021 conference:


The conference will be hosted at the University of Edinburgh, specific buildings still unknown. Online participation will also be possible.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to [email protected].