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LINGUIST List 23.4949

Tue Nov 27 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

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

Date: 26-Nov-2012
From: April Grotberg <agrotberpurdue.edu>
Subject: 8th Annual Student Symposium of the Purdue Linguistics Association
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Full Title: 8th Annual Student Symposium of the Purdue Linguistics Association

Date: 29-Mar-2013 - 30-Mar-2013
Location: West Lafayette, IN, USA
Contact Person: April Grotberg
Meeting Email: plasymposiumgmail.com
Web Site: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~pla2006/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

The 2013 PLA Student Symposium endeavors to provide undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate researchers from various linguistic fields an opportunity to interact with those both inside and outside their respective disciplines. The Symposium General Session, which will be held on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, spotlights original research by students in various fields informed by linguistic theory. In addition to the General Session, we will also host a Special Session with Keynote Address on Indigenous Languages and Linguistics on Saturday afternoon.

Call for Papers:

Special Session (Saturday afternoon):

We invite submissions for abstracts for 20-minute presentations pertaining to Indigenous Languages and Linguistics.

General Session (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning):

We invite submissions for abstracts for 20-minute presentations in any area related to linguistics, including, but not limited to:

- Phonetics
- Phonology
- Morphology
- Syntax
- Semantics
- Sociolinguistics
- Pragmatics
- Psycholinguistics
- Historical Linguistics
- Anthropological Linguistics
- Computational Linguistics
- Educational Linguistics
- Language Acquisition
- Speech and Hearing Sciences

Formatting Guidelines:

- 500 word maximum
- 2 page maximum (second page may be used for tables, ļ¬gures, and references)
- PDF format
- Use your last name and abstract title as the name of your PDF
- Place the title of your paper at the top of the document
- Do NOT include your name, institution, or any identifying information in the body of the abstract.

Submission Guidelines:

All undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are welcome to submit an abstract. Please submit your anonymous abstract electronically at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/pla2013 by 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 1, 2013. Questions can be sent to plasymposiumgmail.com.

Qualities of a Good Abstract:

Overall, an abstract should:

- Condense and extract the essential qualities of your research
- Summarize the content of the presentation, not the intent of the writer(s)
- Contain only that which you are specifically reporting in the study
- Include the (i) principal objectives/purpose and scope of the work, (ii) methodology, (iii) results, (iv) conclusions

Specifically, an abstract should:

- Assume the reviewers will be knowledgeable in linguistics, but not necessarily the specific area of study addressed (e.g., experiencer predicates)
- Clearly identify the phenomenon under investigation
- Provide logical connections between elements of the argument
- Use examples to illustrate the point
- Show originality and/or distinctive treatment of the topic
- Offer impact to the field and further our understanding of the topic

For more conference information (program, accommodations, etc.), please visit the PLA website at http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~pla2006/.

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