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Full Title: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States

Short Title: LACUS
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Start Date: 06-Aug-2014 - 09-Aug-2014
Contact: Jessica de Villiers
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Meeting URL: http://lacus.weebly.com/2014-conference.html
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce that the 2014 annual meeting of Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, the 41th LACUS Forum, will be held Wednesday, August 6 to Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Conference theme: Pragmatics, Cognition and Culture

Keynote Speakers:

Herbert Clark (Stanford University)
Alexandra D'Arcy (University of Victoria)

Local Host: Jessica de Villiers

More details, including a list of invited speakers, will follow.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.4497

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