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LINGUIST List 23.4352

Wed Oct 17 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Oct-2012
From: Joanna Pietraszko <pietraszkouchicago.edu>
Subject: 49th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society
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Full Title: 49th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society
Short Title: CLS 49

Date: 18-Apr-2013 - 20-Apr-2013
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contact Person: Joanna Pietraszko
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/cls/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

Each spring scholars with diverse backgrounds and theoretical perspectives gather for three days of talks and discussion, followed by our annual CLS banquet. The conference is divided into a Main Session, comprised of talks on a broad range of linguistic issues, and one or more Parasessions, comprised of talks on more particular issues within a sub-field of the discipline.

The 49th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society will be held April 18-20, 2013 in Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago.

Invited Speakers:

Idan Landau, Ben Gurion University
Karlos Arregi, University of Chicago
Sharon Rose, University of California, San Diego
Judith Tonhauser, Ohio State University
Roumyana Pancheva, University of Southern California
Daniel Harbour, Queen Mary University of London
Lisa Selkirk, University of Massachusetts at Amherst


1. Morphology-Semantics Interface
2. Slavic Linguistics
3. Cross-Linguistic Approaches to the Syntax-Phonology Interface

Call for Papers:

The Chicago Linguistic Society invites abstracts for talks in any area of current research in phonetics, phonology, morpholgy, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics, as well as in related cross-disciplinary areas. In addition, CLS 49 will include the following topic-oriented sessions: 1) Morphology-Semantics Interface, 2) Slavic Linguistics and 3) Cross-Linguistic Approaches to the Syntax-Phonology Interface. Presenters will be given 20 minutes for presentation followed by a 10-minutes question period. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author. Presented papers will be published in the CLS proceedings.

Parasession Descriptions:

1) Morphology-Semantics Interface

Invited speaker: Daniel Harbour, Queen Mary University of London

We invite papers that deal with the morpho-semantic interface and the application of semantic principles below the level of the word. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) questions of differences in the behavior of morphemic and sentential constituents, morpho-semantic interactions from a typological perspective, phi-theory, compositionality at the morphemic level, and questions of markedness and underspecification in the interface.

2) Slavic Linguistics

Invited speaker: Roumyana Pancheva, University of Southern California

We invite papers for a paresession investigating questions on a variety of topics in Slavic linguistics. Analyses of any linguistic phenomena encountered in a member of the Slavic language family are welcome. We encourage contributions from formal approaches in all linguistic subfields.

3) Cross-Linguistic Approaches to the Syntax-Phonology Interface

Invited speaker: Lisa Selkirk, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

We invite abstracts from all theoretical and experimental frameworks which demonstrate ways in which domains of phonological processes interact with syntactic structure. We especially welcome work on under-studied languages. Some specific questions include: What kinds of phonological processes provide evidence of the interaction of syntax and phonology and how do they vary cross-linguistically? How can experimental approaches to sentence processing explore relationships between syntax and phonology? It is our hope that papers given in this parasession will help promote a broader understanding of topics such as focus and information structure, an area of the grammar in which researchers of the syntax-phonology interface have a great deal to contribute.

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts which fail to adhere to any of the following guidelines will be rejected without consideration for inclusion in the conference program.

1) Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format with filename PaperTitle.pdf (e.g., The_Morphophonemics_of_Robojibwe.pdf).

2) Include paper title and keywords (i.e., CLS session title, linguistic subfield(s), language(s)/ language family) in the abstract.

3) An abstract must be at most two pages in length (including data and references), on letter sized (8.5 by 11) or A4 page setting with one-inch margins, set in a font no smaller than 11 points. Intersperse data within the main text of the abstract. Do not put data on a separate page.

4) Abstracts must be anonymous. Author name(s) must not appear on the abstract or file name. In addition, be sure to remove any author name in the document properties of the PDF file.

5) Please submit your abstract at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cls49

6) All abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

Abstracts will be evaluated under a two-tiered review system involving both external and internal reviewers.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: January 1, 2013
Notification: February 10, 2013
Conference dates: April 18-20, 2013

For questions not answered in this call for papers, please contact us at:


CLS website: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/cls

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