Writing an Effective Abstract with Dr. Richard Compton

January 12, 2022

Dr. Richard Compton, Program Chair for the Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) and Associate Professor of Linguistics, UQAM and will give an interactive workshop on writing abstracts, as part of the LING 891 seminar series, January 20, 12:30pm.

Topics covered will include: clarity, organization, maintaining anonymity, and respecting formatting requirements while at the same time fitting in necessary information.

This workshop is timely for those interested in submitting to the CLA, but it will be useful for anyone wanting to learn new tips and skills for writing abstracts.   

The annual conference of the CLA will take place online in June. Abstracts are due February 13. The CLA conference is a very friendly and accessible conference, and a great opportunity for emerging scholars to network with other Canadian linguists.

Information about the conference, submitting papers and the Best Student Paper and Poster contest can be found here: Appel à communications : Congrès de l’ACL 2022 | Call for papers: 2022 CLA conference (cla-acl.ca)

Graduate students and post-docs, as well as advanced undergrads and faculty are invited to attend.

When and Where: Thursday January 20, 12:30 pm by Zoom. 

Please register here: https://uqam.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpf-CuqzgjG9yCgHVtpv-gjaALrAFN4fxj

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This workshop is interactive and will not be made available after the event.  If you have questions, please contact LING 891 professor and Graduate Program Chair, Dr. Heather Bliss.   

Presenter Bio: Richard Compton is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Transmission and Knowledge of the Inuit Language (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council). He earned his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Toronto in 2012. His work explores the morphosyntax of agreement, polysynthetic word-formation, and lexical and functional categories in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun. He co-authored a dictionary of Inuinnaqtun with Emily Kudlak that was published by Nunavut Arctic College (Kudlak & Compton 2018). He was the lead organizer of the 21st Inuit Studies Conference which was held at UQAM in 2019, and he is the Program Chair for the Canadian Linguistics Association.