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Conferences and Calls Frequently Asked Questions








Why do you ask that I divide my submission?
The conference submission form is divided into 3 sections:
Call, Conference Announcement, and Conference Program.

What information should go into each section?

A Call includes:
A description of the broad theme, and instructions such as what kind of abstract
(summary) has to be submitted to whom as well as a deadline.

A Conference Announcement includes:
A detailed description of a conference without including call information.
It is usually submitted before a call for papers and is kept distinct for the purpose of giving information about
the conference topic, location, accommodations, and travel details.

A Conference Program includes:
detailed information on the order of events of a conference, presenter names, presenter affiliations, paper titles, breaks, and any other last minute details. It is the last part of a conference that is submitted, coming after the call for papers deadline when all presenters have been chosen.

Why do you ask that I divide my conference submission in this way?
This division has several benefits to you as the submitter, as well as to the website user:

  1. The general description in the conference announcement is automatically associated with all the Calls and the Conference Program. The submitter does not have to resubmit this information, e.g. in subsequent Calls for Papers.
  2. Different sessions/workshops can be associated with the general conference description, and all are displayed together.
  3. Users can search for Calls and Conference Programs separately.

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Who will read my conference announcement?
LINGUIST has over 30,000 subscribers from all over the world. Your submissions will be sent to all members who have chosen to receive Conferences and Calls announcements. Your submission will also be displayed publicly on our website for the entire global community to view.

Can I submit a second and third Call for my conference? Which one does the reader see?
Yes. However, it is recommended that you wait at least a month between Calls, so as not to confuse subscribers or bombard them with information. The only exception to this occurs when critical information, e.g., a deadline, has changed. Updates to Call information are handled through posting a second Call. To submit a second or third call, enter the date of the conference and choose the conference title from the list of conferences in the LINGUIST database. All three calls would go out sequentially as email messages. On the website, the newest (third) Call is displayed, with links to earlier calls.

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How do I submit a second call for papers or a second program announcement?
1.) Go to the submit Call/Conference page:
http://linguistlist.org/callconf/submit1.cfm

2.) Enter the date of your conference. This will bring up a list of conferences held during the month\year of your conference. Choosing your conference from this list will make sure all posts for your conference have the same submission id, which means that they will all be retrieved and updated together.

3.) Once you've selected your conference, you will see your conference information. Select the button 'Add Session'/'Add a Conference Program'/'Add Another Call for Papers,' and enter your new text into the window.

4.) Once you've clicked submit, you can preview your submission and click confirm. This will update your information in our database, and an email with your most recent post will be circulated shortly.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact callconf@linguistlist.org

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I am organizing a session of a larger conference. This session has its own Call and Program. Can I announce it on LINGUIST?
Yes. When submitting a session, or workshop that is held in conjunction with and during the course of a larger "parent conference", the process involves finding the parent conference record first, then adding the session information to the existing parent conference record. This helps keep all related information linked together and easier to locate.

How do I correct an error in a conference submission?
To correct errors in a posted conference Call, announcement, or program, simply send an email to callconf at linguistlist.org along with the title and date of your conference and instructions on what is to be updated. We will modify the online version of your submission to reflect the correction. For critical changes to your submission, we can re-email a modified issue to subscribers; but we reserve this procedure for major changes, such as corrections to the conference dates or venue.

Please do not resubmit by using the online form to correct an error, but instead contact an editor by emailing callconf at linguistlist.org.

Note: extensions to Call deadlines should be announced by posting a second or third Call. These are not considered corrections to posted information.

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How do I communicate with LINGUIST about my announcement?
The bottom of the submission form contains a box where comments and instructions specifically for the editor can be entered. This information is private, seen by only the editor and not by the public. To communicate with LINGUIST after a submission, contact an editor by emailing callconf at linguistlist.org.

Do I have to pay to have my conference announced on LL?
No. Ever since 1989 when LINGUIST began, all call and conference announcements have been posted free of charge to readers or submitters. However, our website is not free to run, so we appreciate donations of any and all amounts.

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I am the editor of a special issue of a journal. Do I submit my Call for Submissions through the Call/Conf submission form?
No. Calls for Papers for journals and other publications are handled through other systems.
Click on the following links to submit a non-conference call for papers.

Submit a Journal Call for Papers through our Publications Area

Submit a Book/Working Papers Series Call for Papers as an FYI

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How quickly will my announcement be posted? How long will it be visible on the website?
All announcements are reviewed by an editor and sent to subscribers within 48 hours of being received. All announcements are kept in our database and are always available for public viewing online.

I am the organizer of a conference which does not itself have automated abstracts submission or review. Does LINGUIST provide any support for conferences?
Yes! LINGUIST now offers an online abstracts submission and review system for conferences. Once you have announced your conference on LINGUIST, you can use our online interface to collect abstracts in a single location for online review. Our new system allows you to streamline abstracts processing for both submitters and reviewers, and to have all documents in one online location. It allows organizers to create an organizer login, customize submission and review facilities, as well as the look of the web pages. This customized abstracts submission and review system can function as an adjunct to your primary conference website.

And best of all it's free!

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How do I know which Linguistic Subfields to select?
The following Linguistic Subfield definitions are based on the OLAC (Open Language Archives Community) categorization.

Anthropological Linguistics: Deals with the people and their language in the context of exterior factors like the physical environment or culture. This includes ethnolinguistics.

Applied Linguistics: Includes bilingualism/multilingualism, contrastive linguistics, ESL, education, English language studies, literacy, methodology, second language teaching, TESOL and writing.

Cognitive Science: The study of human cognition, particularly as it relates to language.

Computational Linguistics: The use of computer science in the study of language.

Discipline of Linguistics: Resources which are about linguists or the study of linguistics.

Discourse Analysis: The study of the patterns and meanings behind connected speech. The definition includes humor studies, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, and studies of language use in special circumstances, e.g. courtroom language.

Forensic Linguistics: Applications of linguistic science to the domain of law. Forensic linguistics refers to the use of linguistic methodology to make legal determinations. This includes language and the law.

General Linguistics: The broad study of linguistics without specialization in any subfield or particular reference to a specific linguistic theory. This category should be used only when there is no more specific category or set of categories that is appropriate.

Genetic Classification: The study of genetic relationships among languages and language families.

Historical Linguistics: Includes etymology, language change and language prehistory.

History of Linguistics: Study of the history and development of linguistic science.

Language Acquisition: The study of the process of acquiring human language.

Language Documentation: The theory, methodology, and process of language description and documentation, including linguistic field methods and fieldwork techniques.

Lexicography: The process of compiling or studying lexical resources and dictionaries, either monolingual or multilingual. This includes dictionaries.

Linguistic Theories: Theories (argued to be) fundamental to linguistic science, often spanning more than one subfield such as phonology and syntax.

Morphology: The study of the structure of words.

Neurolinguistics: The study of brain structure and the physical representation of language in the brain.

Philosophy of Language: The application of philosophy to language and linguistic theory.

Phonetics: The study of the sounds of languages and their physical properties.

Phonology: The study of how sound functions in a given language or dialect.

Pragmatics: The study of the social meanings of utterances. This includes non-verbal communication and language use.

Psycholinguistics: The application of psychology to linguistics, in terms of the psychological mechanisms behind language, such as memory and intelligence (experimental psycholinguistics) Includes specific language impairment.

Semantics: The study of meaning in language.

Sociolinguistics: The study of language in context of the society that speaks it. This includes cross-cultural communication, dialectology, folklore, language contact, language & culture, language death, language & gender, language planning, language variation, pidgins & creoles, planned languages, and politics & language.

Syntax: The study of grammatical relations between words and other units within a sentence.

Text and Corpus Linguistics: The study of the linguistic properties of an extended passage, text, or corpus of texts. Includes genre analysis, and semiotics.

Translation: The study of the act of converting one language into another, either via speech or writing.

Typology: The study of the similarities and differences between languages, regardless of any genetic relation, and the resulting categorization of language into 'types'.

Writing Systems: The visual representation of spoken language on paper or other media, and the issues involved in writing and creating a writing system. This includes logographic, syllabic, and alphabetic systems.

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Email callconf address marker linguistlist.org

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