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LINGUIST List 23.4800

Sat Nov 17 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

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

Date: 17-Nov-2012
From: Rennie Gonsalves <renisongbrooklyn.cuny.edu>
Subject: 40th Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Forum
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Full Title: 40th Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Forum
Short Title: LACUS

Date: 29-Jul-2013 - 01-Aug-2013
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Contact Person: Rennie Gonsalves
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://lacus.weebly.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, the 40th LACUS Forum, will be held Monday, July 29, to Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Brooklyn College, located in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

Conference Theme:

Viewpoints: different theories, different foci; same data, different analyses; central interest of a particular model; and with a special focus on multilingualism as a socio-cultural attribute and multilinguality as a psychological and cognitive fact.

Invited Speakers:

Leszek Berezowski, Professor of English, Wroclaw University, Poland
Henryk Kardela, Professor of Linguistics and Head of the Department of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Robert Vago, Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders, Queens College of CUNY, Queens, New York, U.S.A.
Presentation Title: 'Stratal Optimality Theory: A Case Study of Hungarian Inflections'

Local Host:

Rennie Gonsalves

Call for Papers:

LACUS invites abstracts representing a broad range of approaches to language, including interdisciplinary topics and innovative ideas. Abstracts can be written in either English or French. The following list of topics is intended as suggestive rather than comprehensive:

- Cognitive and neurolinguistic approaches to multilinguality
- Computational and corpus approaches to multilingualism and multilinguality
- Multilingualism and -linguality in the media
- Multilinguality in forensic and clinical linguistics
- Multilingualism and genre
- Multilingual issues in teaching second and foreign languages
- Stratificational modelling of multilinguality
- Systemic-functional approaches to multilingualism and multilinguality
- Multilingual issues in graphology, phonology, grammar, lexis, discourse, modality, ontology, diachronic linguistics, geolinguistics, sociolionguistics, etc.

The abstract submission page, with guidelines, can be found at http://lacus.weebly.com under '2013 Conference'. The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 31, 2013.

LACUS 2013 is also open to live, virtual presentation on the internet (conference registration required). For further information, please see the LACUS website.

Presidents' Prizes

The Presidents' Prize, which includes a cash award of US $500, will be awarded to the most outstanding paper presented at the conference by a younger scholar. For this purpose, most outstanding paper is defined as the paper judged as the one making the greatest contribution to knowledge, and younger scholar is defined as one who has received a doctor's degree within the past five years and who has not yet advanced to a tenured position. The judging is done by the Presidents Committee, consisting of the current President of LACUS and all former presidents in attendance at the meeting. The Presidents' Predoctoral Prize, with a cash award of US $100, is given to the best paper (same criteria) by a person who has not yet attained a doctor's degree.

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