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LINGUIST List 21.2499

Mon Jun 07 2010

Calls: General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Regina Morin, 39th Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Message 1: 39th Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Date: 06-Jun-2010
From: Regina Morin <rmorintcnj.edu>
Subject: 39th Linguistic Association of the Southwest
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Full Title: 39th Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Short Title: LASSO

Date: 07-Oct-2010 - 09-Oct-2010
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
Contact Person: Daniel Villa
Meeting Email: lasso.nmsugmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jun-2010

Meeting Description:

All areas of linguistics, language issues of special interest in the Southwest,
special interest topic centering on Spanish for Heritage speakers, special
interest topic focusing on Spanish West of the Mississippi.

2nd Call For Papers

Deadline extended to: June 20, 2010

Abstracts for papers or posters in any area of linguistics are welcome, as
are proposals dealing with language issues of special interest in the
Southwest. Proposals for complete panels with 2-4 speakers are also

We will have two special interest topics for the conference. The first centers
on Spanish for Heritage speakers. This will consist of panel discussions and
dialogs focusing on current issues in heritage language instruction for those
who have had exposure to Spanish at home or in the community. The
second, Spanish West of the Mississippi, is dedicated to research on not
only on varieties of the language found in the 'traditional' Southwest, but
also in those western regions in which the presence of Spanish speakers is
a relatively recent phenomenon. For more information on these special
interest topics contact Daniel Villa at New Mexico State University,

Deadline for submission extended to June 20, 2010.

Presentation time for papers will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for
discussion. Abstracts may be in English or Spanish. Presentations should
be given in the same language as the abstract. Only one abstract as single
author and a second as co-author will be accepted from any one individual.

Submissions by graduate students are welcome, and students are eligible
for the Helmut Esau Prize, which includes a $400 cash award.

Abstracts should be 250-500 words, single-spaced in 12 point Times New
Roman font. Abstracts should summarize the main points and indicate key
aspects of the data and methodology. Use of special font items should be
kept to a minimum. In general, omit the bibliography. Abstracts will be
distributed via the Internet as received.

At the beginning of the abstract, write the title of the paper. At the end of
the abstract, repeat the title and also list the author's name (if more than
one author, list names in the order they should appear in the program),
academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail. If the
author will not be available at his/her usual address or e-mail during the
summer, provide summer contact information in the cover e-mail. Also note
whether any A-V equipment will be needed.

Abstracts should be e-mailed to lasso.nmsugmail.com as a PDF, Microsoft
Word, RTF, or text file attachment.

Special font items travel best as a PDF. In addition to sending the abstract
as an attachment, please paste the text of the abstract into the e-mail
message itself.

Authors without access to e-mail may mail a disk copy accompanied by a
paper copy to:

MarĂ­a Irene Moyna
Texas A&M University
Department of Hispanic Studies
302B Academic Building
College Station, TX 77843-4238

Authors will receive a reply notifying them that their abstracts are under
consideration. If such notification has not been received within one week,
the abstract did not reach its destination and should be resent. Authors will
be notified by late July as to whether their papers have been accepted.

Participation in LASSO is a privilege of membership; this means that an
individual must be a current member in order to present a paper and be
listed in the conference program. You may fill out a membership form at the
same time you register for the conference online. Membership includes a
subscription to the Southwest Journal of Linguistics.
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