LINGUIST List 24.4379

Mon Nov 04 2013

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 04-Nov-2013
From: Lia Siewert <>
Subject: Symposium About Language and Society, Austin
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Full Title: Symposium About Language and Society, Austin Short Title: SALSA
Date: 11-Apr-2014 - 12-Apr-2014 Location: Austin, Texas, USA Contact Person: Lia Siewert
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

The 2014 Symposium About Language and Society—Austin will be held April 11 and 12 at the University of Texas at Austin.

SALSA is an annual symposium promoting linguistic and sociolinguistic research at the University of Texas at Austin. Originally created through the joint efforts of students from the Linguistic and Anthropology Departments at the University of Texas, SALSA has developed into an interdisciplinary conference with contributions from various fields, including communication studies, foreign language education, educational psychology, media studies, speech communication, and numerous language departments. Our annual proceedings appear in special editions of Texas Linguistic Forum.

SALSA Featured Speakers:

Paul Kockelman, University of Texas at Austin
Danny Law, University of Texas at Austin
Barbra Meek, University of Michigan
Other speakers TBA

Registration costs, payable to PayPal on the SALSA website:


On-site: $60
Pre-registration: $50


On-site: $30
Pre-registration: $25

Call for Papers:

The theme for this year’s symposium is language ideologies and language structure. We invite the submission of abstracts regarding language as it relates to these categories. Examples of topics include but are not limited to:

- Education and language- Literacies
- Verbal art
- Gender and language
- Language acquisition
- Bi- and multilingualism- Sociolinguistics- Language change
- Language revitalization

Speakers are allowed 20 minutes each for presentations and 10 minutes total for discussion at the end of sessions. Papers will be selected based on the evaluation of anonymous abstracts, which may not exceed 250 words. Electronic submissions are required. Paper must not be already published.


Deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 7, 2014. Please send abstracts to
Conference presented by the SALSA Graduate Student Organization at UT Austin

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