LINGUIST List 29.785

Fri Feb 16 2018

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 14-Feb-2018
From: Rennie Joseph Gonsalves <>
Subject: 45th Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Forum
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Full Title: 45th Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Forum
Short Title: LACUS

Date: 23-Jul-2018 - 27-Jul-2018
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Contact Person: Jacqueline Nenchin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 09-Mar-2018

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, the 45th LACUS Forum, will be held Monday July 23 – Friday July 27 at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in conjunction with the 2018 International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC).

The conference theme for LACUS 2018 is ''Expanding Resources and Making Connections.”

Keynote Speakers:

Mariana Achugar
Associate Professor
Hispanic Studies and Second Language Acquisition
Carnegie Mellon University

Tom Bartlett
School of English, Communication and Philosophy
Cardiff University

Cecilia Colombi
Chair and Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of California Davis

Jim Martin
University of Sydney

Mary Schleppegrell
School of Education
University of Michigan

Stanton Wortham
Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean
Lynch School of Education
Boston College

Local Host: Jacqueline Nenchin (
Program Chair: Douglas W. Coleman (
Secretary-Treasurer: Rennie Gonsalves (

2nd Call for Papers:

LACUS invites proposals for papers on the theme ''Expanding Resources and Making Connections'' The theme invites the presentation of research on a broad range of issues, including the ways in which technology and new developments in linguistics are changing the field and recent advances in establishing connections between language research and social life. LACUS considers abstracts representing a broad range of approaches to language, including interdisciplinary topics and innovative ideas. Abstracts on all topics in linguistics, even those unrelated to the conference themes, are welcome.

Abstracts must be submitted online.

The abstract submission page, with guidelines, can be found at:

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 are required).

Abstracts can be written in either English or French.

The Presidents' Prize, which includes a cash award of US $500, will be awarded at the LACUS conference Banquet to the most outstanding paper presented at this year's LACUS conference by a younger scholar. A runner-up prize, with a cash award of US $100, is given to the next-best paper by a young scholar.

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