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Call for Papers


With the theme "Strengthening Language and Linguistics Studies in the Philippines", the aim of this year’s conference is to serve as nexus of discussions on how to further build up research on language and linguistics in the country, highlighting its role in contemporary society and given the global currents that shape directions of research in various disciplines. Similar to LSPIC2019, LSPIC2020 calls for proposals for individual papers, colloquia, workshops, and posters that fall within the following research areas:

Topics include but are not limited to:


A. Philippine linguistics

1. Description of Philippine languages

2. Multilingualism and multiculturalism




B. Hyphenated fields in linguistics

4. Language and culture

5. World Englishes and Philippine English

6. Discourse analysis

7.  Sociolinguistics

8. Psycholinguistics

9. Stylistics



10.  Second/Foreign language teaching and learning

11. Language education and teacher development

12. Educational technology and language learning

13. Reading, writing, and literacy

14. Language testing and assessment

15. Language and Technology


Types of Presentation

  • PAPER: 30-minute oral presentation (5 mins for Q&A)

  • COLLOQUIUM: 90-minute panel session for 3-5 papers on a related/themed topic. The convener should submit an abstract/summary of the colloquium and should provide time for opening and closing remarks. The Q&A for all the presentations should be at the end of the colloquium.

  • WORKSHOP: 1.5-hour session where facilitator(s) share practical skills, techniques or strategies in an interactive format

  • POSTER: A 45-minute session where visuals are displayed at a designated time and place where attendees could engage face-to-face with the proponent(s) about the poster 




General Guidelines for Submission

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically by the appropriate deadlines. Click here for list of deadlines.

  • Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, only one of which may be sole-authored. The other one must be co-authored. 

  • All material must be the work of authors listed and appropriately referenced. 

  • All abstracts will be printed and published as they appear in your submission. LSP is not responsible for and will not copyedit abstract submissions. Please ensure all special characters and formatting display correctly and your author block only appears once.

  • Please do not submit the same abstract twice.

  • Bionotes and key words should not be included in the abstract.


Tips to Ensure Acceptance
Although abstract rejection is uncommon, LSP reserves the right to reject any abstract it deems inappropriate. To ensure abstract acceptance,

  1. make sure it fits the scope of the conference;

  2. make sure it highlights something new or interesting to teachers/researchers, etc.; and

  3. make sure it does not exceed the word limit and follows the format.


Abstract Submission Formatting


Please be sure your abstract more or less contains the following prior to submission:

  1. A sentence stating the study’s objective (unless this is provided in the title)

  2. A brief statement of methods, if pertinent

  3. A summary of the results or findings obtained

  4. A statement of conclusion 


Please follow these guidelines when formatting your abstract:

Title and authors

  • Use a short, specific title. The title should be entered in sentence-style capitalization (i.e. Philippine Englishes). Please DO NOT use a period, or place your title in quotes, use bold, or use ALL CAPS.

  • Capitalize initial letters of trade names.

  • Please do not write given or family names, titles, or abstracts in ALL CAPS.

  • The abstract title is limited to 15 words, including spaces.

  • There is no character limit for your authors or author affiliations.



  • The abstract text is limited to 300 words (2000 characters) (inclusive of references). This limit includes the body of the abstract only.

  • Your abstract body should typically not have any spaces, breaks, or include any examples. In other words, it should generally be one paragraph.

  • Please do not include tables, charts, or other figures.

  • Be sure to proofread your work carefully before submission.

  • Please ensure your abstract and submission details are correct. It will be printed exactly as it appears in the abstract submission system.



You will be asked to submit your abstract online:


using this template in PDF and .docx format AND as plain text.


Please rename the files using the following convention:


PDF file: LastName_FirstName_LSPIC2020_Abstract_PDF

docx file: LastName_FirstName_LSPIC2020_Abstract_DOC