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Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) 2017

October 20 – 22, 2017
Boise, Idaho

Invited Speakers:

Martha Bigelow
(U. of Minnesota)

Christine Sims
(U. of New Mexico and Linguistics Institute for Native Americans)


Special Sessions

Language and Displacement

Displacement, or forced migration, can manifest in myriad ways including the removal of indigenous people from their homelands, exile, and refugee resettlement, and has been shown to have traumatic effects not only on the people who are physically displaced but also on future generations.

Undergraduate Research

This year’s conference will feature podium and poster presentations from undergraduate students in linguistics in many sub-fields of linguistics. In addition to their presentations, we will be hosting a professional development session as well as several social activities, sponsored by the Boise State Linguistics Association.

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Sponsored by:

Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Department of Computer Science, Arts and Humanities Institute, and the Division of Research and Economic Development