LINGUIST List 22.4542

Mon Nov 14 2011

Calls: Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Anthro Ling, General Ling/USA

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        1.     Maureen Matarese , 57th Annual International Linguistic Association Conference

Message 1: 57th Annual International Linguistic Association Conference
Date: 13-Nov-2011
From: Maureen Matarese <>
Subject: 57th Annual International Linguistic Association Conference
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Full Title: 57th Annual International Linguistic Association Conference Short Title: ILA
Date: 13-Apr-2012 - 15-Apr-2012 Location: New York, New York, USA Contact Person: Annika Wendt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

The International Linguistic Association (ILA) invites submissions for its 57th annual conference to be held at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, April 13-15, 2012.

More details about the conference, including registration fees and housing, may be found on-line at:

Questions may be sent to Conference Chair, Professor Maureen Matarese at the following email address:

Call for Papers:

Papers in any area of linguistics are appropriate; however, the theme of this year's conference is 'Language and Institutions.' For this conference, participants are invited to examine how language functions within institutions and/or how institutional contexts shape language. These studies may focus on a wide variety of institutions including, but not limited to, education, medicine, social work, law enforcement, urban planning, religion, government, and family. Papers addressing the theme may report qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method research studies. While we encourage submissions relevant to the theme, we welcome proposals in all areas of linguistics.

Please submit abstracts (300-word maximum) to:

We will begin accepting abstracts on November 15.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2012. Authors of submissions will be notified of acceptance by February 15, 2012. Time allotted for presentations will be 20 minutes for delivery of the paper plus 5 minutes for discussion.

Proposals may be made for 1) paper presentations, 2) panel presentations, or 3) poster presentations.

Proposals for paper presentations and poster presentations have the same format (abstract of 300 words or less; see above). When submitting, please specify whether you would like to do a paper presentation or a poster session.

Panel session proposals should be submitted by the panel organizer as a single document that includes: a) an overall summative abstract for the panel (no more than 300 words) and b) individual abstracts of 300 words each for each speaker. An individual panel session can run up to 2 hours; please specify your preferred length, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Panels will not have discussants.

Proposals will be blind-reviewed for their originality, quality, and breadth of relevance. In addition, panel proposals will be evaluated for the coherence and complementarity of their individual presentations.

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