LINGUIST List 29.2792

Thu Jul 05 2018

Calls: Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Socioling, Typology/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 03-Jul-2018
From: Betsy Miller <>
Subject: Linguistics Conference at the University of Georgia 5
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Full Title: Linguistics Conference at the University of Georgia 5
Short Title: LCUGA5

Date: 12-Oct-2018 - 13-Oct-2018
Location: Athens, GA, USA
Contact Person: Betsy Miller
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2018

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia (LSUGA) announces the 5th Annual Linguistics Conference at UGA (LCUGA5). The central focus of this year's conference is “Language in the Margins”, and we are hosting Dr. Salikoko Mufwene, the Frank J. McLoraine Distinguished Service Professor from the University of Chicago and Dr. Donna Jo Napoli from Swarthmore College as this year's plenary speakers.

Call for Papers:

Following in the tradition of previous LCUGAs, we invite presentations that span linguistics subfields as well as incorporate interdisciplinary research from other areas in the sciences and humanities. The central focus of this year's conference is “Language in the Margins”. We encourage creative interpretation of this focus and welcome papers that can include case studies of traditionally marginalized speech communities; studies of the language of gender, particularly of marginalized groups; lesser studied theoretical concepts; interface conditions and phase theory, and other marginal theories; typological studies of marginalized languages; studies of periphery; diachronic analysis of lesser-studied time periods and geographic areas; analysis of sign languages and other non-verbal systems of communications; and studies of pidgins, creoles, and other typically stigmatized languages. Preference will be given to submissions that address interpretations of our central focus, linguistic margins; however, we also encourage presentations on any topic relevant to the field of linguistics.

One $100 travel award for best student abstract will be awarded at the conference. All papers presented will be eligible for publication in our LCUGA proceedings.

Applicants are welcome to submit up to two abstracts, one single-authored and one co-authored contribution. Presenters will be allotted 20 minutes, plus 5-10 minutes of discussion. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (not including title and references); any examples should be incorporated into the text of the abstract with relevant figures, charts, and/or graphs included on a single separate page. Abstracts must be in Word (.doc/.docx) format, and must not include any personally identifying information. Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines will not be considered for acceptance.

Please submit all abstracts via EasyAbs at by July 1, 2018. For questions and inquiries regarding LCUGA5, please see our website or email

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