About VocUM

  • VocUM is an annual, international conference organized by graduate students of the Université de Montréal, all from different fields of study relating to language. It is the only interdisciplinary conference dedicated to language in Montreal.

    This initiative allows students from different branches of the study of language who rarely frequent the same scientific events to come together and exchange ideas. In order to resist the current trend toward English hegemony in scientific research, VocUM encourages the dissemination of knowledge in French.

    The name of the conference comes from the genitive plural of the Latin word vox. Through its different meanings (human voice, sound, pronunciation, accent, speech, word, saying, maxim, proverb, language, etc.), this word connects the different disciplines that take a part in this conference. Moreover, the final “UM” is a reminder of the fact that this conference takes place at the Université de Montréal.