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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics



Call for Papers

The editorial team is happy to announce the publication of Volume 15. Submissions are currently closed. 

COPiL publishes paper related to theoretical and applied linguistics. We welcome submissions from any subdomain of linguistics, including but not limited to the following. Occasionally, papers may be rejected in the interest of compiling a cohesive volume.

  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Morphology
  • Pragmatics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Pyscholinguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

Authors may submit full articles of 10,000 words (excluding data, tables, figures and bibliography) or squibs of any length up to approximately 3,500 words (excluding data, tables, figures and bibliography).

Students wishing to submit must have their paper reviewed by their supervisor prior to submission. Please submit the following form along with your article: Supervisor Consent Form. Supervisors are requested to use their own discretion in advising students to publish. Staff may submit at their own discretion. In cases of joint work, the primary investigator must approve submission. This can be conveyed via email to the editors.

We encourage submission in LaTeX (.tex) with an accompanying BibTex (.bib) file. The LaTeX template can be downloaded as a .zip file here. Submissions in .doc/docx format are also accepted. If you are using Word, please follow the LaTeX template as closely as possible.

COPiL will review submissions for formatting, style, and egregious grammar and spelling errors only.

Submissions and/or enquiries should be directed to the COPiL team at


Call for Posters

We are no longer accepting submissions for the COPiL 2020 Poster Event. Due to COVID-19, the next COPiL poster event has been put on hold.

We are pleased to announce that COPiL will be hosting a poster presentation session in late January 2020, funded by the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB).

This event will provide authors with the opportunity to interact with audiences and receive direct feedback for their ideas. The event will take place roughly two weeks before the deadline for Volume 12 submissions. This is intended to give authors time to incorporate any feedback into their work should they choose to do so.

Participation is also open to other interested parties who are unable to submit a written article at this time. We will give preference to undergraduate and masters students. Please see the call for posters for more details.

The deadline for poster submissions is 16 January 2020.

Interested parties must submit abstracts of up to 500 words (excluding data, tables, figures and bibliography) and comprise no more than two pages in total. Abstracts should include the title of the project and author name(s). Please note that accepted abstracts will be made available online on the COPiL website prior to the poster event.

Abstract submissions may be in either Latex (.tex) with accompanying BibTex (.bib) or Word (.doc/.docx) formats.

Submissions and/or enquiries should be directed to the COPiL team at