43rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest [Call for papers]

The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO XLIII) will be held on 18th – 20th September 2014 in San Diego, California. The theme for this year’s conference is “Heritage Languages (of the Southwest) in the era of e–learning”

Call for papers

Abstracts for papers and proposals for panels are invited in all areas of linguistics. Papers or panels focusing on Heritage languages of the Southwest U.S. are especially welcome.

  • Papers will be allocated 20 minutes presentation time, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Abstracts may be in English or Spanish.
  • Panels with multiple speakers will be allocated a 90-minute time frame.

Abstracts may be in English or Spanish. Any individual may submit a maximum of one single-authored and one co-authored abstract. Graduate students are welcome to submit, and are eligible for the Helmut Esau Prize, which includes a $400 cash award

Only current members of the Association will be eligible to present papers. Interested participants will be able to fill out a membership form when registering online for the conference.

Guidelines for abstract preparation

The conference organisers request that abstracts conform to the following guidelines:

Abstracts should be 250-500 words, single-spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font. Abstracts should summarize the main points and indicate key aspects of the data and methodology. Use of special font items should be kept to a minimum. In general, omit the bibliography. Abstracts will be distributed via the Internet as received. At the beginning of the abstract, write the title of the paper. At the end of the abstract, repeat the title and also list the author’s name (if more than one author, list names in the order they should appear in the program), academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, cellular phone number, and e-mail. If the first author, who will be point of contact for the submission, will not be available at his/her usual address or e-mail during the summer, provide summer contact information in the cover e-mail.

The deadline for panel submission is 15th April 2014, and for abstracts it is 1st May 2014.  Abstracts are to be submitted via EasyAbs, in .pdf (preferred), .txt, .doc or .odt format. Upon submission, authors will receive notification that their abstract has been received. If such notification has not been received a week after submission, authors are requested to re-send the abstract. Notification of acceptance will be given by late July.

For additional information, authors may contact LASSO2014sandiego[at]gmail[dot]com.

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