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Sat Feb 04 2012

Calls: General Linguistics/Canada

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

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Message 1: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States
Date: 03-Feb-2012
From: Rennie Gonsalves <lacus.treasurergmail.com>
Subject: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States
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Full Title: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States
Short Title: LACUS

Date: 08-Aug-2012 - 11-Aug-2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Rennie Gonsalves
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://lacus.weebly.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 annual meeting of LACUS will be held August 8-11, 2012, at York University located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the western end of Lake Ontario.

Conference theme: Language Varieties

Invited Speakers:

Jessica de Villiers, UBC, 'Autism Spectrum Disorders, Aspergers, and Language'
Bridget Drinka, U of Texas at San Antonio, 'The Role of Contact in Language Change: The Puzzle of the Periphrastic Perfects'
Ted Supalla, U of Rochester, 'The Role of Historical Research in Building a Model of Sign Language Typology and Variation'

Local Hosts and Program Committee Chairs:

Sheila Embleton and Michael Cummings

Call for Papers:

Deadline for abstracts has been extended to March 1, 2012.

LACUS invites abstracts representing a broad range of approaches to language, including interdisciplinary topics and innovative ideas. The following list of topics is intended as suggestive rather than comprehensive:

Cognitive approaches to language varieties
Computational and corpus approaches
Systemic functional approaches
Stratificational modelling of language varieties
Critical discourse approaches
Language contrast
Language varieties in multimedia
Language varieties in forensic linguistics
Language varieties in clinical linguistics
Language varieties and genre
Language varieties in teaching second and foreign languages, especially EFL and ESL
Neurolinguistic approaches
Text and context
Varieties in graphology, phonology, grammar, lexis, discourse, modality, ontology
Historical varieties, institutional varieties, regional varieties, social varieties

To submit an abstract, go to the LACUS website at http://lacus.weebly.com/ and click on 'Conferences'.

LACUS 2012 is also open to live, virtual presentation on the internet (conference registration required). For further information, see the 'Abstract submission' page on 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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