LINGUIST List 30.4133

Fri Nov 01 2019

Calls: Semantics/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 29-Oct-2019
From: Sarah Murray <>
Subject: Workshop on Focus, Alternative Semantics, and Information Structure at SALT 30
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Full Title: Workshop on Focus, Alternative Semantics, and Information Structure at SALT 30
Short Title: SALT30Focus

Date: 23-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2020
Location: Ithaca, USA
Contact Person: Sarah Murray
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Call Deadline: 27-Nov-2019

Meeting Description:

SALT30 will be accompanied by a one-day satellite workshop on Focus, Alternative Semantics, and Information Structure on Thursday, April 23. The invited speaker is Thomas Ede Zimmermann.

Call for Papers:

We invite submission of abstracts for 30-minute oral presentations (with an additional 10 minutes for questions) on the topics of focus, alternative semantics, and information structure.  The workshop will concentrate on semantics and pragmatics of focus and information structure, and on applications of alternative semantics including information structure, questions semantics, and implicature.  Submissions considering interactions and interfaces between semantics/pragmatics and syntax, phonology, and/or phonetics are also invited.
Submission Details:
Abstracts are due at 11:59PM, Eastern Standard Time, on the night of Wednesday November 27, 2019, and should be submitted via Easychair at We expect to notify authors of their acceptance in early February of 2020. 

Submission and reviewing procedure will be the same for the workshop as for the main session. Please indicate on the submission form that you wish to be considered for the workshop.

Abstracts must be anonymous. The main text should be at most 2 pages (US Letter or A4) in length, including examples, with an optional third page for references. The abstract should use a 12pt font and 1 inch margins (for US Letter) or 3 cm margins (for A4) on all four sides. The abstract must be submitted as a single PDF file. These limitations will be strictly enforced. In addition to the intellectual interest of the abstract, clarity and readability will also be taken into account in reviewing.

Authors may be involved in at most two abstracts and may be the sole author of at most one abstract for SALT30 or the workshop.
SALT does not accept papers that at the time of the conference have been published or have been accepted for publication. In addition, preference will be given to presentations that are not duplicated at other major conferences.
If the work or a close variant of it is under submission to or accepted for publication or presentation in any other major venue (such as a national or international conference or a journal/book chapter), we request that the authors create a small section titled ''Additional Submission'' after the references at the end of the paper. This section should include the other venue(s) for which the work has been submitted, the status of those submissions, and an indication of any major aspects of the SALT abstract not submitted elsewhere. We require that authors update us by email if/when there is a relevant change in the status of other submissions.
SALT has a code of conduct and by submitting an abstract and by attending the conference, you are agreeing to abide by this code.

All papers presented at the conference (including oral presentations, posters, and alternates, and including presentations at the workshop) will be published in a SALT 30 volume following the conclusion of the conference.

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