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LINGUIST List 24.663

Tue Feb 05 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

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

Date: 04-Feb-2013
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: 15-Feb-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
Topic: TBA

Henryk Kardela
Professor of Linguistics & Head of the Department of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Topic: TBA

Robert Vago
Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders,
Queens College of the City University of New York, Queens, New York, U.S.A.
Topic: ‘Stratal Optimality Theory: A Case Study of Hungarian Inflections’

Local Host:

Rennie Gonsalves

2nd 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. Abstracts on all topics in linguistics, even those unrelated to the conference themes, are welcome. The following list of topics is intended as suggestive rather than comprehensive or restrictive:

- Cognitive and neurolinguistic approaches to language
- Computational and corpus approaches to language
- Language in the media
- Forensic and clinical linguistics
- Multilingualism and genre
- Teaching second and foreign languages
- Stratificational modelling of language
- Systemic-functional approaches to language
- Issues in graphology, phonology, grammar, lexis, discourse, modality, ontology, diachronic linguistics, geolinguistics, sociolinguistics, 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 February 15, 2013.

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