Conferences & Workshops

Linguistics Conferences at UTA

The Department of Linguistics and TESOL hosts the annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL; every four years we also host the DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference; and we have held a range of other conferences, including the the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, and TexTESOL.

We have Archived UTA-Hosted Conference Schedules going back to 2000.


The University of Texas at Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics & TESOL was started in 1994. It is a student-led conference specifically designed to give graduate students a chance to present their original research. It provides great opportunity to join students from across America and around the world to present research on language.

Yumi Nakamura Prize in Linguistics

The Yumi Nakamura Prize in Linguistics was established to honor the memory of Ms. Yumi Nakamura, a Linguistics student who died at UT Arlington in January 2000. Her family and the Department of Linguistics have contributed funds to be awarded each year to the best student papers at the UT Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL.

All students presenting papers and posters at UTASCILT are eligible to be included in the competition for the prize

Read more about the Yumi Nakamura Memorial Endowment at the department's Donors page.


Our  most recent UTASCILT will be held on campus on Friday, March 31, 2023. The keynote speaker for this year's conference will be Dr. M onica de la Fuente Iglesias, (UTA Dept. of Modern Languages). More details can be found on this PDF of the conference flyer.