LINGUIST List 23.3041

Fri Jul 13 2012

Calls: Semitic, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 12-Jul-2012
From: Tim Mahrt <>
Subject: Illinois Symposium on Semitic Linguistics
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Full Title: Illinois Symposium on Semitic Linguistics Short Title: ISSL
Date: 02-Nov-2012 - 04-Nov-2012 Location: Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA Contact Person: Dana Shalash
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Semitic

Call Deadline: 01-Aug-2012

Meeting Description:

The Semitic Linguistics Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its first annual meeting of the Illinois Symposium on Semitic Linguistics (ISSL) on November 2-4. ISSL is a general Semitic Linguistics conference open to all subfields.

Invited Speakers:

Reem Bassiouney (Georgetown University)Abbas Benmamoun (University of Illinois)John Hayes (University of California, Berkeley)Christopher Woods (University of Chicago)

Contact Information:


2nd Call for Papers:

Equal consideration will be given to papers from all major linguistic subfields, as well as from related cross-disciplinary areas. All abstracts should be relevant to Semitic languages. ISSL requests the submission of abstracts summarizing the main points of the research paper, including hypotheses, methods, and conclusions.

Abstract Formatting and Submissions:

Abstracts are to be submitted in PDF format, and should be no more than 500 words in length, including examples (encouraged) and in-text citations. Full references are not necessary; please use the (Author, Year) format. See the LSA model abstracts page for guidance in building an acceptable abstract. You may submit at most: one single-author abstract and one multi-author abstract, or two multi-author abstracts. For abstracts co-authored with a faculty member, the student should be the primary author and should have carried out the bulk of the research and analysis. In addition, the student will be responsible for the presentation of the paper at the conference.

Abstracts are to be submitted electronically using Easy Abstracts:

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2012.

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