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Wed Nov 04 2015

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Discourse Analysis, General Ling, Ling & Lit Socioling/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 03-Nov-2015
From: JoAnne Kleifgen <>
Subject: International Linguistic Association 61st Annual Conference
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Full Title: International Linguistic Association 61st Annual Conference
Short Title: ILA Annual Conference

Date: 11-Mar-2016 - 13-Mar-2016
Location: Hempstead, New York, USA
Contact Person: Josef Fioretta
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

The conference theme is ''culinary linguistics.'' The ILA invites submissions that explore connections between linguistics and food such as the linguistic history of culinary terms; the linguistic components of recipes, menus, & restaurant reviews; the discourse of food production/consumption; the comparison of cooking & dining practices across cultures. Following ILA tradition, proposals on other areas of linguistics also are invited.

Call for Papers:

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Menu and beverage-label words
- Linguistic components of menus
- Food(s) as metaphor
- The psychology of food
- Culinary arts and the media
- Fusion cuisine and language contact/ change
- Modern constructs of the language of dining
- Food on the internet
- Anthropological linguistic studies on language and food
- Verbal and non-verbal language of food
- Food in children’s literature
- Good foods, bad foods
- Food and religion
- Food, language and identity
- Sociological approaches to food and class

Guidelines for Proposals:

We invite proposals for individual papers or posters as well as for 90-minute panels. Each individual or panel presentation should last no more than thirty minutes, including time for questions and discussion.

A paper or poster title and abstract of between 300 and 400 words, excluding references, is required along with a summary abstract for the conference booklet of no more than 150 words. The author's name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and phone number must also be included. Proposals will be blind-reviewed for quality and originality. Submissions should mainly contain new material and must not have been published previously in order to be considered.

All proposals should be emailed in a MSWord (.doc, .docx) file and using “ILA2016” in the subject line, to Annika Wendt, Conference Coordinator at by January 10, 2016. Proposal acceptances will be sent by January 24, 2016. The author(s) whose proposals have been accepted for the ILA Annual Conference must register before the February 15 registration deadline in order to be included in the Conference Program.

Conference Registration Information:

Pre-Registration fees (received by February 15)
- ILA Members: $200 (conference fee for paid-up 2016 ILA members)
- Non-Members: $260 (includes conference fee & $60 membership with 1 yr. WORD subscription)
- Grad. Students/Retirees: $130(includes conference fee & $30 membership with 1 yr. WORD subscription)

Registration fees after February 15 and on-site:
- ILA Members: $250 (conference fee for paid-up 2016 ILA members)
- Non-Members: $310 (conference fee + $60 membership with 1 yr. WORD subscription)
- Grad.Students/Retirees: $160 (conference fee + $30 membership with 1 yr. WORD subscription)
- Undergraduate Students: $10

One Day Registration (on-site):
- Members and Non-Members: $100
- Grad. Students and Retirees: $75

Please submit abstracts to the conference coordinator: Annika Wendt, by Sunday, January 10, 2016.

Inquiries may be sent to the conference co-chairs: Kathleen O’Connor-Bater, or Josef Fioretta,

For more about the International Linguistic Association, visit

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