Abstract Submission


UMDS2019 welcomes research abstracts that focus on analysis of discourse, society and interaction in areas, such as the following:

  • Visual communication and discourse
  • Language and society
  • Language and power
  • Digital media and discourse
  • Gendered discourse
  • Digital media and popular culture
  • Cultural diversity and interactions
  • Language and identity
  • Language, religion, and identity
  • Language varieties, multilingualism, and cross-cultural communication
  • Linguistic landscape and visual communication
  • Literacies and educational policies
  • Professional discourse and language for specific purposes

It is crucial to note that we screen abstracts in terms of their appropriate style, language precision (lack of grammatical issues), cohesion and comprehensibility.

Abstracts should have the following:

  • Introduction - State the issues, problem statements, the 'whys' this research was carried out, research trajectories (aims/questions)
  • Methods - State the research design type, data types, data collection methods and analytical framework
  • Findings/expectations - State the findings you want to share
  • Keywords - State a maximum of five (5) words/phrases that are associated with your research theme

Abstracts should be between 200 and 300 words.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 April 2019

Due to requests for a deadline extension, we are extending the abstract submission deadline to 23 May 2019.  

In order to submit your abstract, you need to register online.


Publication opportunities:

Our abstract team will reach out to scholars to invite them to submit an article for a special publication.

Alternatively, if you wish to submit a manuscript, please consider the Journal of Modern Languages

To register:

Click on "Login" and sign up for a new account to proceed. Once you have registered, a registration confirmation letter will be sent to your email.

To submit abstract:

To submit an abstract, you should sign up as a presenter, not a participant. If you have not done this, please change your role in your online registration or re-register as a presenter.