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Tue Oct 05 2010

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

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        1.    I-Hsuan Chen, 37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Message 1: 37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Date: 05-Oct-2010
From: I-Hsuan Chen <bls_submissionsberkeley.edu>
Subject: 37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
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Full Title: 37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Short Title: BLS 37

Date: 12-Feb-2011 - 13-Feb-2011
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact Person: I-Hsuan Chen
Meeting Email: blsberkeley.edu
Web Site: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/bls/call.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

The 37th annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society will take place
at the University of California, Berkeley on February 12-13, 2011. The
meeting will comprise a General Session, a Special Session, and a
Parasession.

Invited speakers:
Salikoko Mufwene, University of Chicago
Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and
University of California, Santa Barbara
Greville Corbett, University of Surrey
Mary Bucholtz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Robert Podesva, Georgetown University

Call For Papers

Abstracts must be received no later than:
Friday, November 12, 2010 at midnight (PST)

No late submissions can be accepted. Authors will be notified of decisions
concerning abstracts by mid-December.

Submission Guidelines

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In the case
of joint authorship, one address should be designated for official
communication with BLS.

Abstracts must clearly present a specific thesis statement and include a
description of topic, approach, and conclusions.

Abstracts must fit on one page with margins no smaller than .5-inch in font
no smaller than 10-pt (1-inch margins with 12-pt font is preferred). Data
and examples must be given within the body of the text, but references may
be included on a separate page if necessary. To preserve anonymity
during the review process, authors should not include their names or
otherwise reveal their identity anywhere in the abstract.

Abstracts that do not conform to these criteria will NOT be considered.

Electronic Submissions

All abstracts must be submitted electronically, formatted as PDF files with
the author's name as the filename. The body of the email to which the PDF
is attached must contain the following information:

-Paper title
-Session (General Session, Special Session or Parasession)
-Names of authors
-Affiliations of authors
-E-mail address for each author
-Designation of e-mail address for official communication in the case of joint
authorship
-Phone number for each author
-Please list up to three subfields (in decreasing order of relevance) from the
following as possible categories for your submission:

Phonetics
Phonology
Morphology
Syntax
Semantics
Pragmatics
Historical linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive linguistics
Psycholinguistics

Send electronic submissions to bls_submissionsberkeley.edu, with the
subject line 'BLS 37 Abstract'. Please note that papers submitted to the
Special Session and Parasession may be considered for the General
Session as well.

Presentation and Publication

Presentations are allotted 20 minutes, as well as 10 minutes for questions.
Presented papers are published in the BLS Proceedings. Authors agree to
provide camera-ready copy (up to 12 pages) by May 15, 2011. In order to
expedite publication of papers, BLS will digitally publish the proceedings
from the 37th Annual Meeting.
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