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Language Science Day 2017

The 8th annual Language Science Day is scheduled for Friday, October 6, 2017.

Language Science Day (LSD) is a signature annual event for Maryland's language science community, bringing together up to 200 students and faculty from across the university and affiliated centers. Participants get to know their fellow language scientists, exchange ideas, showcase their research, and discover opportunities for training or collaboration.


Please register here by Friday, September 29. 

If you would like to participate in the poster session, register here for your research group. 

Plenary session

This year we’re focusing on the role of our community in influencing local and national policy related to language, education, health, and science. We highlight the experiences of language scientists who have worked to connect their research to policy, and discuss ways to channel our collective commitment to increasing the influence of language science research in evidence-based policy.

We are thrilled to have the following three speakers at our plenary session this year:

  1. Jan Edwards (HESP)
  2. Colleen M. Fitzgerald (UT Arlington, NSF)
  3. Philip Resnik (LING/UMIACS)

Community showcase

The community showcase highlights ongoing work by language scientists all over campus. It's a great opportunity to learn about unfamiliar corners of language science research, make cross-disciplinary connections, and find out about opportunities for training, outreach, and advocacy. 

Any labs, research teams, and other collaborative groups are invited to present a poster about their work. We welcome participation by faculty, grad students, undergraduates, and other research staff. We want to hear about anything related to language science, including basic and applied research, training initiatives, community outreach, and policy or advocacy work. 

If you would like to present a poster, register your group now! Keep in mind that given the diverse audience, you should avoid using a conference poster about a very specific project. Think big picture: we want to understand your long term goals and the broader impacts of your work. 

Tentative Schedule

Time Event Location
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch and community updates Stamp - Atrium
1:30 - 3:00 pm Plenary session: From basic research to policy and advocacy Stamp - Prince George's Room
3:00 - 5:30 pm Community showcase, coffee, happy hour LSC, 2130 H.J. Patterson
6:00 pm Dinner party Home of Colin Phillips & Andrea Zukowski