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FYI: Mark your calendars for CSDL 2014


Author: Stefan Th. Gries

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Mark your calendars: The conference 'Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language 2014' will

- be co-organized by Stefan Th. Gries (Dept. of Ling., UCSB) and Viola G. Miglio (Dept. of Span. & Port., UCSB);
- take place 4-6 November 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA at the Santa Barbara Hyatt;
- feature the following three plenary speakers: William Croft (UNM), Adele E. Goldberg (Princeton Univ.), and Elizabeth C. Traugott (Stanford Univ.).

More information and a call for papers will follow in due course.

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