LINGUIST List 24.4497

Mon Nov 11 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/Canada

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 10-Nov-2013
From: Rennie Gonsalves <>
Subject: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States
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Full Title: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Short Title: LACUS
Date: 06-Aug-2014 - 09-Aug-2014 Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Contact Person: Jessica de Villiers
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 annual meeting of Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, the 41th LACUS Forum, will be held Wednesday, August 6 to Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Conference theme: Pragmatics, Cognition and Culture

Local Host: Jessica de Villiers

More details, including a list of invited speakers, will follow.

Call for Papers:

The abstract submission page, with guidelines, can be found at It will be open to receive abstracts from November 2, 2013, to February 15, 2014.

The firm deadline for receiving abstracts is February 15.

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 modeling of language
- Systemic-functional approaches to language
- Issues in graphology, phonology, grammar, lexis, discourse, modality, ontology, diachronic linguistics, geolinguistics, sociolinguistics, etc.

Under certain conditions, LACUS permits authors who cannot travel to the conference to present via a real-time ('live') video connection. (LACUS membership and conference registration required).

The Presidents' Prize, which includes a cash award of US$500, is awarded to the most outstanding paper presented at a LACUS conference by a younger scholar. For this purpose, most outstanding paper is defined as the paper judged as the one making the greatest contribution to knowledge, and younger scholar is defined as one who has received a doctor's degree within the past five years and who has not yet advanced to a tenured position, or one who has not yet received a doctor's degree. The judging is done by the Presidents Committee, consisting of the current President of LACUS and all former presidents in attendance at the meeting.

A runner-up prize, with a cash award of US$100, is given to the next-best paper (same criteria) by a young scholar (same definition).

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