The Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) on Languages and Linguistics was first held in 1949 and has been held every year since, covering a wide range of topics differing from year to year. As in previous years, GURT 2018 will be embellished by Washington's Cherry Blossom Festival, all being well, and lead to a volume of papers published by Georgetown University Press.
The theme of the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2018 is Approaches to Discourse.
GURT 2018 will bring together leading researchers from around the world and from various disciplines to take stock of current research and foster communication across approaches to discourse. In keeping with the spirit of diversity, we welcome abstracts for individual papers, posters, and colloquia that engage with the field’s various topical and theoretical foci, types and sources of data, methodological questions, and practical applications.
Below is a list of past GURT meetings and their topics:
- GURT 2017: Variable Properties: Their Nature and Acquisition
- GURT 2016: Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education
- GURT 2015: Diversity and Super-Diversity: Sociocultural Linguistic Perspectives
- GURT 2014: Usage-Based Approaches to Language, Language Learning, and Multilingualism
- GURT 2013: African Languages: Specifics and Universals
- GURT 2012: Measured Language: Quantitative Approaches to Acquisition, Assessment, Processing and Variation
- GURT 2011: Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
- GURT 2010: Arabic Language and Linguistics
- GURT 2009: Implicit & Explicit Conditions, Processes, and Knowledge in SLA and Bilingualism