LINGUIST List 30.3024

Fri Aug 02 2019

Calls: Gen Ling, Morphology, Phonetics, Pragmatics, Semantics/Canada

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 02-Aug-2019
From: Anne-Michelle Tessier <>
Subject: 38th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
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Full Title: 38th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
Short Title: WCCFL38

Date: 06-Mar-2020 - 08-Mar-2020
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Contact Person: Anne-Michelle Tessier
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 26-Oct-2019

Meeting Description:

The West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, or WCCFL (pronounced /ˈwɪkfəl/) is an annual linguistics conference started in 1982, usually held in the spring at a university in western North America. Research presented at WCCFL can focus on any theoretical or formal aspect of natural language analysis, including, but not limited to, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse structure. WCCFL38, to be held at the University of British Columbia, will include a main session as well as a special session focused on indigenous languages of the western American continents.

Call for Papers:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia is pleased to invite abstracts for submission to the 38th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 38) to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 6-8, 2020.

Main Session: Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks and posters on all aspects of theoretical linguistics.

Special Session — Western American Indigenous Languages: Abstracts are invited for 20-minute WCCFL talks on indigenous languages spoken to the west of the mountains that form the spine of the American continents. Examples include languages of the Pacific Northwest, California, western Mexico or South America west of the Andes.

Invited Speakers:

Meg Grant, Simon Fraser University
Jessica Rett, University of California, LA
Gillian Gallagher, New York University
Maziar Toosarvandani, UC Santa Cruz (Special Session)

Instructions for Abstract Submission:

Abstracts are not to exceed two pages of letter-sized (8.5″x 11″) paper, including data and references, with 1″ margins on all sides, set in a font no smaller than 11 points. The abstract should have a clear title and should not identify the author(s). Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.

The abstract must be submitted electronically in PDF format, using our Easychair electronic submission website.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission deadline: October 26, 2019, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time
Notification of acceptance: Mid-December, 2019
Conference date: March 6 – 8, 2020

Contact Information:

Main organizers: Anne-Michelle Tessier, Hotze Rullman, Chung-Hye Han
Special session organizers: Lisa Matthewson, Henry Davis

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