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FYI: 1st Call for Papers: GULLP

Author: Paco Fernández

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Acquisition

FYI Body: GULLP is a publication run by graduate students in the Department of
Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University featuring papers from
different areas in Luso-Hispanic Linguistics. Topics include Phonology,
Syntax, Semantics, Foreign Language Acquisition, Historical and

GULLP accepts submissions from graduate students in any of these
disciplines in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Full title: 1st Georgetown University Luso-Hispanic Linguistics Papers

Short title: GULLP 1st Call for Papers

Call Deadline: August 15, 2005

Date for notification of acceptance: September 25, 2005 .

Location: Georgetown University , Washington , DC

Meeting email: gullp@georgetown.edu

Website: http://data.georgetown.edu/departments/spanport/GULLP/index.cfm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description: Spanish and Portuguese Theoretical, Foreign Language
Acquisition, and Sociolinguistics

1st Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 1st Call for Papers for the Georgetown
University Luso-Hispanic Linguistics Papers for graduate students coming
from all areas of specialization in Luso-Hispanic Linguistics. The aim of
GULLP is to serve as a meeting point for graduate students, providing them
with an annual publication where their working papers can be given feedback
from peers, as well as from senior researchers, and serve as a yearly
electronic venue to make their research public.

Papers are due on or before August 15, 2005 . Your proposal should describe
original, unpublished work that may be in progress. Authors are limited to
a maximum of one individual and one joint submission (papers co-authored
with faculty will not be accepted). For more information about the
submision, see the link to our website.

Notification of acceptance will be sent around September 25th . Accepted
papers will be published in the 1st Georgetown University Luso-Hispanic
Linguistics Papers Electronic Journal, in late October

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