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LINGUIST List 25.1081

Tue Mar 04 2014

Calls: Romance, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Mar-2014
From: Juan J. Colomina-Alminana <colomina-alminana_juanaustin.utexas.edu>
Subject: Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference: Romance Languages Session
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Full Title: Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference: Romance Languages Session
Short Title: RMMLA

Date: 09-Oct-2014 - 11-Oct-2014
Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
Contact Person: Juan J. Colomina-Alminana
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.rmmla.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) is a non-profit membership organization, established in 1947, that promotes the study and teaching of language, literature, and culture. The RMMLA is one of six regional but independent branches of the Modern Language Association of America. The RMMLA has approximately 900 faculty, student, and independent members.

RMMLA holds an annual convention in early October, attended by over 600 of our members. Sessions are varied in topics, from different literature and cultural topics in foreign languages to applied and theoretical linguistics of those foreign languages. One of its sessions on linguistics is 'Romance Language'. The goal is for the linguists working on a Romance language around the Rocky Mountain area to meet and share their research interests.

2nd Call for Papers:

Deadline for paper proposals: Extended to March 31, 2014

Abstracts of 300 words or less on any aspect of romance linguistics, theoretical or applied, for a 15
minutes presentation plus 5 minutes of questions are welcome for the Romance Linguistics Session
at the RMMLA. Papers with a usage-based account or an empirical methodology are particularly welcome.

Please submit your abstract to: Colomina-Alminana_Juanaustin.utexas.edu

Guidelines for Presenters:

- One does not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but once accepted one must
become a member to appear in the program. Membership forms are available at http://www.rmmla.org/, under membership.

- Paper proposals based on a 300-word abstract and a 50-word description are due to the session chair
no later than March 1. You will be notified of the chair's decision by May 1. Please send an electronic
version of your abstract to: Colomina-Alminana_Juanaustin.utexas.edu.

- Members whose proposals are accepted are expected to attend the convention to read at the scheduled time. The program committee does all possible to vary the day/time a session meets from year to year,
and to accommodate scheduling requests based on extraordinary circumstances, but not all requests
can be granted. If you have a paper accepted for the convention, please plan to attend and share
your research.

- Please notify the chair and the RMMLA Secretariat immediately if you find you are unable to present,
so that a replacement might be found.

- It is the policy of the RMMLA not to have papers read in absentia, except under extraordinary
circumstances or at the discretion of the executive director.

Contact Information:

Prof. Juan J. Colomina-Alminana
Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and
The Center for Mexican American Studies
2505 University Avenue, Stop F9200, Burdine Hall 574
Austin, TX 78712

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