[PLing] Call for abstracts: Brno meets Vienna -- Student conference on General Linguistics

Nina Haslinger nina.haslinger at univie.ac.at
Mon May 28 10:49:13 CEST 2018

Dear colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention to a STUDENT CONFERENCE we are 
organizing in Brno (Czech Republic) on October 20-21, 2018. The event is 
intended to bring together students who do theoretical, descriptive, 
experimental and/or typological work on various areas of grammar. We 
welcome all submissions by students, particularly submissions based on 
work in progress!

The call for abstracts can be found below or at 

The submission deadline is June 15. If you are a student, we are looking 
forward to your submission! If you are a teacher in any subfield(s) of 
general linguistics, it would be great if you could forward this call to 
students who might be interested. Either way, we hope to see you in Brno 

Muriel Assmann, Nina Haslinger, Izabela Jordanoska, Magdalena Roszkowski 
and Marcin Wągiel


***Call for abstracts***

The conference BMV 2018 will take place at the Department of Linguistics 
and Baltic Languages [1] at the Masaryk University in Brno [2], Czech 
Republic, on October 20-21, 2018.

We welcome theoretical, descriptive, experimental and typological work 
by undergraduate and graduate students within the subfields of 
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. BMV is a 
student conference and we explicitly encourage presentations on original 
yet unfinished research.

***About BMV***

BMV is a conference for students organized by students. The purpose of 
this event is to strengthen the ties between the linguistics student 
communities in Austria and the Czech Republic and to provide a platform 
for BA, MA and PhD students to present their work in an academic, but 
friendly and informal atmosphere. We believe that creating a venue where 
young linguists from neighboring academic centers can get to know each 
other, present their research and share their ideas can spark 
inspiration as well as prospects for further collaboration between the 
linguistic communities in Brno and Vienna.

Submissions including papers on work in progress, also by students from 
other countries are cordially invited!


In addition to the student presentations, we will host three short 
workshops with distinguished invited speakers from Brno and Vienna. The 
workshops are meant to be advanced introductory classes on a specialized 
topic in general linguistics, but more interactive than a typical guest 

- Semantics/information structure: Daniel Büring (University of Vienna)
- Experimental methods in semantics: Mojmír Dočekal (Masaryk University 
in Brno)
- Syntax: Susi Wurmbrand (University of Vienna/University of 


Abstracts should be anonymous and should not exceed two pages in length 
with an optional third page for references, examples and pictures. We 
welcome oral presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion or 25 
minutes + 5 minutes for discussion) and poster presentations. Abstracts 
should be submitted by e-mail to bmvconference at gmail.com by June 15, 

Each submission that fits the topic will be reviewed by two reviewers, 
at least one of whom will be a student. Students who submit an abstract 
will be asked to review one abstract and therefore will get the 
opportunity to become part of the reviewing process.

If you want to submit but have never done it before and wonder how to 
get started, here [3] are some hints that might help you to write your 
first abstract. Good luck!

***Important Dates***

- Submission deadline: June 15, 2018
- Notification: August 15, 2018
- Conference: October 20-21, 2018

We are looking forward to your submissions!

The organizers

Gefördertes Sonderprojekt der Österreichischen 
Hochschüler_innenschaft/This project is funded by the Austrian Students' 



[1] http://www.phil.muni.cz/jazyk/

[2] https://www.muni.cz/


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