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Full Title: Portuguese Linguistics in the United States 2013

Short Title: PLUS
Location: Athens, GA, USA
Start Date: 14-Nov-2013 - 16-Nov-2013
Contact: Timothy Gupton
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The Department of Romance Languages of the University of Georgia is proud to host the inaugural Portuguese Linguistics in the United States (PLUS) 2013 conference, to be held November 14-16, 2013, at the University of Georgia Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Georgia.

Organizing Committee:

Patrícia Amaral (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Meghan Armstrong (University of Georgia)
Pilar Chamorro (University of Georgia)
Timothy Gupton (University of Georgia)
Chad Howe (University of Georgia)
Robert Moser (University of Georgia)

Plenary Speakers:

João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Ana Maria Carvalho (University of Arizona)
Charlotte Galves (UNICAMP)
Antonio Carlos de Morães Sartini (Superintendente, Museu da Língua Portuguesa)
Scott Schwenter (The Ohio State University)

To date, this conference has received generous sponsorship from the following:

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at UGA
The President’s Venture Fund via generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners
Brian Ussery and Red Zone of Athens, GA
The Portuguese Flagship Program at UGA
Universidade de São Paulo
UGA Department of Romance Languages
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at UGA
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language: Portuguese
LL Issue: 24.1729

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