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Mon Aug 15 2011

Confs: Sociolinguistics, General Linguistics/USA

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        1.     Regina Morin , 40th Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Message 1: 40th Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Date: 11-Aug-2011
From: Regina Morin <rmorintcnj.edu>
Subject: 40th Linguistic Association of the Southwest
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40th Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Short Title: LASSO

Date: 30-Sep-2011 - 02-Oct-2011
Location: South Padre Island, TX, USA
Contact: John Foreman
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.utb.edu/vpaa/cla/eng/lasso/Documents/LASSOXLprogram.pdf

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Conference Theme: English and Spanish in Contact

LASSO Membership:

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. The 2011 membership application can be found at http://clas.ucdenver.edu/lasso/LASSO_renewal.pdf or 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.


The detailed program may be found here:


A summary is as follows:

Summary OF LASSO XL Program

Thursday, Sept 29
5-6 pm

6-9 pm
Dinner & LASSO Executive Committee meeting

Friday Morning, SEPT. 30

Parallel Sessions on: Language Attitudes, Language Rights, Attitudes & Policies, Subject & Object Pronoun Expression, Second Person Pronouns In Spanish, Language Contact, Heritage Spanish Lexicon, Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Attitudes

Special Session: Editorship Of The Southwest Journal Of Linguistics, Joint Editors Pamela Anderson-Mejías & Hugo A. Mejías

Friday Afternoon, Sept. 30

Parallel Sessions on: Borrowing, Language Ideologies, Historical Perspectives & Language Change, Migration, Revitalization & Demographic Factors, Variation in Spanish Morphosyntax, Structures & Strategies of Spanish in Literature, Selected Topics,Pedagogy & Language Learning

6-7 pm
Plenary Speaker: Carmen Fought

7-9 pm
Dinner & LASSO Business Meeting

Saturday Morning, October 1

Special Panels on: Spanish in Houston, El español en Tejas—Más allá del
‘Tex-Mex’, SWJL: How To Get Published 101 (Joint Editors Pamela Anderson-Mejías & Hugo A. Mejías)

Parallel Sessions on: Variation in Spanish Honetics/Phonology I, Variation In Spanish Phonetics/Phonology II, Mesoamerican I, Mesoamerican II, Semantics

Saturday Afternoon, October 1

Special Panel on: Bilingual Youth in Texas: Examining Emergent Social Identities and Linguistic Practices

Parallel Sessions on: Discourse Analysis & Popular Culture, Heritage Spanish Morphosyntax & Discourse, Linguistic Politeness, Mesoamerican III, Language Maintenance & Shift, Syntax, Transivity & Ergativity

Sunday Morning, October 2

Special Panel on: El español en Massachusetts: Historia, vigencia y actualidad

Parallel Sessions on: Bilingual Proficiency & Assessment, Structure of Conversation & Performance, Discourse Analysis

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