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LINGUIST List 24.5304

Wed Dec 18 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Dec-2013
From: April Grotberg <agrotberpurdue.edu>
Subject: 9th Annual Student Symposium of the Purdue Linguistics Association
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Full Title: 9th Annual Student Symposium of the Purdue Linguistics Association
Short Title: PLA

Date: 28-Mar-2014 - 29-Mar-2014
Location: West Lafayette, IN, USA
Contact Person: April Grotberg
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~pla2006/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

The 2014 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, on Saturday we will also host a special session, the theme of which will be 'Experimental Methods in Linguistics'. The special session will begin with an address by our keynote speaker, Dr. Gregory Ward of Northwestern University.

Call for Papers:

Special Session (Saturday afternoon):

We invite submissions for abstracts for 20-minute presentations that contribute to theoretical discussions using experimental approaches. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Use of statistical tools and its benefits and challenges
- Perception and production
- Processing and grammar
- Ethical considerations in experimental design
- Transcription, coding, and/or annotation methods
- Experimental methods as applied to field research and/or less-studied languages
- Acceptability judgements in relation to competence and performance
- Online versus laboratory-based data collection methods

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 info 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/pla2014 by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Questions can be sent to plasymposiumgmail.com.

Special Note:

After the Symposium, presenters will be invited to submit a manuscript version of their talk for inclusion in a digital proceedings volume. The proceedings will be made available open access through Purdue e-Pubs.



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