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Conference 2018

Language and Society

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

15-16 November 2018



Register here




LangSoc 2018 schedule draft updated

Full Abstract Book:

LangSoc 2018 complete abstract booklet final

Participant Info Sheet:


List of Te Reo Volumes Available at the Conference:



Pre-conference workshops 14 November 2018


*Postgraduate workshop: How to find, apply, & interview for academic jobs
(With Tony Fisher and Sasha Calhoun)


*Staff/Waged Researcher workshop: Unconference
(With Paul Warren)


If you are not familiar with unconferences and want to know what kind of thing you can expect from this session, take a look at one or both of these:

What is an unconference?

Ten Simple Rules for Organizing an Unconference

It is in the nature of an unconference that not too much pre-ordained structure exists, but as a starting suggestion, we might break-out into three informal areas as listed below, with participants free to move between areas (following the Law of 2 Feet).

  • Emerging issues in linguistic research in NZ
  • Current and future issues in the teaching of linguistics in NZ
  • Linguistics and NZ: societal contributions


Important dates

  • 31st August 2018

    Call for papers submission deadline
  • 1st October 2018

    Notification of acceptance
  • 21st October 2018

    Speaker registration deadline
  • 18th October 2018

    Draft conference programme
  • 1st November 2018

    Final conference programme
  • 14th November 2018

    Pre-conference workshops
  • 15th November 2018

    Conference start
  • 16th November 2018

    Conference end

Contact information

For more information about the 2018 “Language & Society” conference, please contact Corinne Seals, Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand.
ph: 04 4635608

Contact us


Alan MacDiarmid Building (AM), Te Toki a Rata Building (TTR), and Cotton Lecture Theatre (COLT)
Kelburn campus
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

Campus Map


Conference Dinner at the Green Man Pub, 15th November at 7pm
25 Victoria St., Wellington