March 1-3, 2024

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) is an annual academic conference that has been held since 1949 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. GURT is one of the most prestigious and long-standing conferences in the field of linguistics.

GURT’s primary aim is to provide a platform for scholars, researchers, and linguists from around the world to come together and discuss a wide range of topics related to language and linguistics. Each year’s conference has a specific theme within the field, with presentations, panel discussions, and roundtables organized around that theme.

Over the years, GURT has covered a broad spectrum of topics, including but not limited to language acquisition, language variation, assessment, phonetics and syntax.  By covering these themes, GURT has played a significant role in advancing research and promoting collaboration among language scholars.

Plenary Speakers

Invited Panelists:

Harriet Bowden, PhD & Bernie Issa, PhD/ University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jesús Fernández González, PhD/ Education Office, Embassy of Spain
Carmen Pérez-Vidal, PhD/ Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Amelia J. Dietrich, PhD/ The Forum on Education Abroad

Round Table with a group of selected scholars, students, and practitioners.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with administrators, practitioners, researchers, and students in the field of international education.
Publication Opportunities: Selected papers will be considered for publication in the GURT Series published by Georgetown University Press.

Scientific Committee

Aarnes Gudmestad
Ágnes Albert
Amanda Edmonds
Anne Marie Devlin
Barbara Lafford
Brandon Tullock
Dan Davidson
Ekaterina Sudina
Elsa Tragant
Lorenzo Garcia Amaya

Gareth Mcfeely
Jason Sanderson
Jean Marc Dewaele
Joan Carles Mora
Laura Mahalingappa
Marissa Lombardi
Mary F. Price
Nicole Tracy Ventura
Patrick Bingham
R. Kirk Belnap

Raquel Serrano
Richard Feddersen
Richard Mark Nightingale
Rosamond Mitchell
Ryan LaBrozzi
Sara Grey
Wendy Baker Smemoe
Wenhao Diao
Wei Ren

GURT 2024 will take place on the 1st and 3rd floors of the Edward C. Bunn Intercultural Center, commonly referred to as ICC. Please check the complete program for specific locations.

Organizing Team

Cristina Sanz, PhD

Professor | Director, Intensive & SFS Spanish Program | Director, GU@Barcelona Summer Program

Alfonso Morales-Front, PhD

Associate Professor | Director of Graduate Studies for Spanish Linguistics | Director, GU@Quito Summer Program |

Yunjung (Yunie) Ku

PhD Candidate in Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University

Eunae Kim

PhD student in Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University

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