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Thu Oct 06 2011

Calls: General Linguistics/Sweden

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        1.     Bert Cornillie , 45th Annual Meeting Societas Linguistica Europaea

Message 1: 45th Annual Meeting Societas Linguistica Europaea
Date: 05-Oct-2011
From: Bert Cornillie <slearts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: 45th Annual Meeting Societas Linguistica Europaea
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Full Title: 45th Annual Meeting Societas Linguistica Europaea
Short Title: SLE 2012

Date: 29-Aug-2012 - 01-Sep-2012
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact Person: Bert Cornillie
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sle2012.eu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea
29 August - 1 September 2012
Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

SLE meetings provide a forum for high-quality linguistic research. For more information on the previous editions, see the website of SLE 2009, SLE 2010 and SLE 2011 on our website.


Registration will start from 1 April 2012 onwards. From this year on, the SLE meeting will be a member only conference. That is, all participants with a paper in the program will have to be members. The early bird conference fee for members will be 170 Euros.

Social Programme:

There will be a reception in the City Hall of Stockholm (included in the registration fee) and a conference dinner. On Saturday afternoon there will be a post-conference excursion. Further information will be given in the second circular.

How to Get to Stockholm:

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is well connected by train, boat and airways. Stockholm is a key hub for flights in the Baltic Sea Region, the European Union and the rest of the world. It has three major airports - Arlanda (the primary gateway to Sweden), Bromma (smaller, but close to central Stockholm) and Skavsta (although 1.5 hours away by airport bus, this is the hub for Ryanair, Europe's largest low cost airline). Train tickets from continental Europe can be booked at http://www.sl.se, and all major travel agencies should have information on boat schedules for the Baltic Sea Region.

Call for Papers:

The Societas Linguistica Europaea and the Department of Linguistics of the University of Stockholm, Sweden, invite you to submit abstracts for workshop, poster or general session papers for the next annual meeting.

Guidelines for Submission: Workshop Proposals and Papers, Posters and General Session Papers


The deadline for the submission of workshop proposals is 15 November 2011. The address for submission is slearts.kuleuven.be. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be given by 15 December 2011. After a workshop proposal has been accepted, the convenors will be requested to invite their participants to submit their full abstracts by 15 January 2012. These full abstracts will be evaluated individually by the Scientific Committee and the convenors.

The deadline for all abstracts (for the general session, the poster session and the workshops) is 15 January 2012. Notification of acceptance will be given by 31 March 2011.

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (exclusive of references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results.

Abstracts should be registered and submitted via the Submit Abstract form on our website where you can upload an attachment. The abstract should not mention the presenter(s) nor their affiliations or addresses. Abstracts are preferably in Word or .rtf format; if your abstract contains special symbols, please include a pdf version as well.

Organizing a Workshop:

Workshop proposals should contain:

(i) A 1000 word description of the topic (including the research questions to be addressed)
(ii) A (provisional) list of workshop participants and 300 word abstracts of their papers

Since we want conference participants to be able to attend individual workshop presentations, SLE workshops have to be compatible with the main conference schedule. This means that the format of the workshops must be organized around 30 minute presentations (20 min. + 10 min. discussion). Workshops can contain 10 or 15 slots (corresponding to 1 or 1.5 days); each workshop ideally comprises:

1. An introductory paper by the convenor(s) or by a key-note speaker, which summarizes previous research, specifies the approach(es) to be taken and sets the scope of the papers to be presented
2. Eight papers (1 day) or thirteen papers (1.5 day)
3. A slot for final discussion on the topics covered by the papers, methodological issues and questions for future research

Further details can be discussed with the SLE Conference Manager.


The next SLE meeting will hold a poster session of an hour for both senior and junior researchers. In order to foster interaction, all other sessions will be suspended during the poster session. Posters may remain available during the rest of the conference. The maximum size of the poster is 1.10 m (vertical) x 1 m (horizontal).

Multiple Papers:

One person may submit a single-authored abstract, a single-authored abstract and a co-authored one (not as first author) or two co-authored abstracts (only one as first author). Note that keynote papers within workshops count as ordinary papers. Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes question time.


Workshop proposals contain the names of convenors and participants and will be evaluated and ranked by the 5 officers of the SLE Scientific Committee. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by three referees.

Abstracts submitted to the general session and to the poster session will be evaluated by three members of the Scientific Committee. Workshop papers receive two evaluations by SC members and one by the workshop convenors. The threshold for acceptance is the same for general session, poster and workshop abstracts. The acceptance of a paper depends on the quality of the abstract. The acceptance rate of the previous conference was 68%.

Important Dates:

15 November 2011: Deadlines for submission of workshop proposals
15 January 2012: Deadline for submission of all abstracts
31 March 2012: Notification of acceptance
1 April 2012: Early registration starts
1 June 2012: Registration (full fee)
30 June 2012: Registration closed for participants with a paper
20 August 2012: Registration closed

Prize for the Best Presentation and the Best Poster:

There will be a prize for the best oral presentation by a PhD student, a prize for the best oral presentation by a postdoc and a prize for the best poster.

For current purposes, PhD-students are students that have not completed their PhD before the conference. Postdocs have completed their PhD not earlier than January 2009. A nominated paper may be co-authored; in such a case the nominee will be the first author.

Applicants are invited to mark the button referring to the prize when they register their abstract. On the basis of the ranking of the abstracts, the Scientific Committee will set up an internal shortlist with nominees for the prizes.

Members of the Editorial Board of Folia Linguistica (Historica) and the Scientific Committee will decide who will be awarded the first prize in each category, which consists of 500 Euros, and the 2nd and 3rd prize, which is a three-year SLE membership.


SLE 2012 Local Organizing Committee:

Susanne Vejdemo (Secretary)

SLE Conference Manager:

Bert Cornillie

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