LINGUIST List 27.3811

Tue Sep 27 2016

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 21-Sep-2016
From: Tyler Lau <>
Subject: 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
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Full Title: 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Short Title: BLS43

Date: 03-Feb-2017 - 05-Feb-2017
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Contact Person: Tyler Lau
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2016

Meeting Description:

Meeting Description:

The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 43) will take place Friday through Sunday, February 3 - 5 2017, on the UC Berkeley campus. BLS 43 aims to feature presentations from all areas of descriptive, experimental, and theoretical linguistics.

Special Session: Language Contact and Dynamics:

The special session will focus on language contact and dynamics, and welcomes papers on theoretical, experimental, and descriptive approaches to language contact phenomena.

Parasession: Languages of North and Central America:

The areal parasession will focus on the languages of North and Central America. The session welcomes descriptive and theoretical papers from all areas that draw the majority of their data from American languages.

Invited Speakers:

Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of California, Los Angeles)
Omer Preminger (University of Maryland)
Keren Rice (University of Toronto)
Natalie Schilling (Georgetown University)
Sarah Thomason (University of Michigan)


Check our website for general information and updates concerning the conference (
For submission related questions, please email For all other questions, please email

Call for Papers:

General Session:

The general session welcomes abstracts for talks from the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical/comparative linguistics, computational linguistics, and psycholinguistics.

New this year, the general session will feature a poster session presenting undergraduate research. The information for this poster session is in a separate session call linked to this conference.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts are due by November 1, 2016 at 11:59 PST. Please submit all abstracts through EasyChair ( Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 1.

Authors may maximally submit one single-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract. Abstracts, including titles, data, and examples, must fit onto 1 page with 1-inch margins and 12pt font. References may be included on a separate page. Abstracts must be anonymous; omit names or phrasing (e.g. my paper (Author 20XX) ) that would otherwise reveal author identity. Surname-year citations (Author 20XX) that do not identify the author of the abstract as the author of the cited paper are acceptable.

Please fill out all required fields in EasyChair and check at least one box indicating a topic corresponding to the linguistic subfield(s) of greatest relevance to your abstract. If you are an undergraduate submitting an abstract for the poster session, please follow the same submission process, but be sure to additionally check the ''Undergraduate Poster Session'' option on EasyChair. All submissions will be anonymized for review.

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