LINGUIST List 26.2666

Thu May 28 2015

Calls: Portuguese, Spanish, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 27-May-2015
From: Talia Bugel <>
Subject: 1st International Symposium on Language Attitudes toward Portuguese, Spanish and Related Languages
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Full Title: 1st International Symposium on Language Attitudes toward Portuguese, Spanish and Related Languages

Date: 08-Apr-2016 - 09-Apr-2016
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Contact Person: Talia Bugel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2015

Meeting Description:

Keynote Speakers:

Patricia MagGregor-Mendoza, New Mexico State University
David Lasagabaster Herrarte, Universidad del País Vasco

This will be the first academic symposium fully devoted to the subject of language attitudes toward Portuguese, Spanish, and the languages that co-exist with these throughout the world. Fifty years of research on language attitudes have been enhanced by the contributions of Hispanic and Lusophone sociolinguists working with attitudes toward the languages in the Hispanic and the Lusophone world, as attested by the increase in the quantity and the quality of publications on the subject in local and international academic journals. This symposium will provide us with the opportunity to spend two full days dedicated to an update on the current status of our sub-discipline and to set our future direction.

Registration Fees:

Registration (before September 1, 2015): US $200
Late registration (after September 1, 2015): US $230
Students/Retired/Unemployed: US $130

The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and coffee during breaks, both days of the conference.

Registration will start September 1, 2015.

Scientific Committee:

Ronald Beline, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Cecilia Montes-Alcalá, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Lenka Zajícová, Palacky University, Czech Republic

2nd Call for Papers:

Extended abstract submission deadline: July 31, 2015

Categories of Submission:

1) Oral presentation (single or multiple authors; 20 minutes plus 8 minutes discussion)
2) Panel (up to 3 participants; one hour)
3) Poster

Abstract Specifications:

Minimum length: 300 words, maximum length: 500 words
Language: Portuguese, Spanish, English
Specify the category for which you apply: Presentation; panel; poster
Abstracts must be anonymous: Do not put your name or other identifying information on the abstract.
Abstracts, in addition to being anonymous, must also be in .PDF format.

Reviewing process: Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by three peers.

Important Dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: July 31, 2015
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: August 31, 2015

Organizing Committee:

Talia Bugel, International Language and Culture Studies, IPFW
Laurie Corbin, International Language and Culture Studies, IPFW
Sonia Checchia, Creative Types Consulting Group, LLC -

Link to the EasyAbs page:

Page Updated: 28-May-2015