1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC 2011)

Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to announce its 1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC), a student-led initiative co-organized by the Schools of Education, English, and Languages, Literatures and Performing Arts. This two-day conference is designed to offer participants a stimulating and friendly forum in which they may present and discuss their research findings. Additionally, the event aims at bringing together researchers from different academic divisions carrying out language studies in order to foster cross-disciplinary contact.

This year’s conference theme is Crossing Boundaries: The Impact of Language Studies in Academia and Beyond. With this theme we seek to look into the role played by language studies both within the academic scenario and outside it, paying special attention to the relevance of current language research findings to society in general.


The following distinguished scholars have confirmed their participation at the conference:

  • Prof. Deborah Cameron (University of Oxford);
  • Prof. Michael Halliday (University of Sydney);
  • Prof. Ruqaiya Hasan (Macquarie University).


Key dates

  • Presenters’ registration deadline: 26 August 2011
  • Conference: 14-15 October 2011


Online registration is now OPEN – click here

Early bird registration (until 2 September 2011)

  • Student: £25
  • Staff: £40

Regular registration (from 3 September 2011)

  • Student: £30
  • Staff: £50

Fees include coffee breaks and lunch on both days, a wine reception on Saturday and a conference pack.



The full programme will be available by early September after paper/poster presenters have confirmed their participation at the conference.

Main lectures and activities have been provisionally scheduled as follows:

(a) Prof. Halliday’s plenary session will take place on Friday morning;

(b) Prof. Cameron’s keynote address has been planned for Saturday morning (before lunch);

(c) Prof. Hasan will deliver the closing lecture on Saturday evening;

(d) A wine reception and book launch will follow the closing ceremony on Saturday evening.



If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee as ilinc@qub.ac.uk.

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