LINGUIST List 31.1070

Thu Mar 19 2020

FYI: LSA Linguistic Institute 2021: course proposals

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 18-Mar-2020
From: Ana Arregui <>
Subject: LSA Linguistic Institute 2021: course proposals
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2nd call for course proposals for the LSA Linguistic Institute 2021

The next LSA Linguistic Institute will be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, from June 14 until July 9 2021. The theme of the Institute is “Linguistics as Cognitive Science: Universality and Variation.”

We are currently accepting proposals for additional courses to be offered during the Institute. These courses will complement courses taught by faculty invited by the Institute's organizing committee. The aim is to develop a course offering that will provide a broad coverage of linguistics, including introductory courses to various areas in the field as well as exciting advanced courses in topical research areas.

We invite course proposals in all areas of linguistics, and are particularly interested in contributions (broadly) related to the Institute's theme. Most of the Institute courses will last four weeks, but there will also be a portion of two-week courses. Courses (either 4-week or 2-week) will meet twice a week, with two 90 min class sessions (a total of 8 class sessions for 4-week courses and 4 class sessions for 2-week courses).

For the instructors of the accepted courses, the Institute will cover the costs of travel, University housing and will provide a small honorarium. Proposals to co-teach are welcome and we expect to be able to cover travel costs for all course instructors (the honorarium will be divided between the instructors).

Proposals should take the following form:

- Course title and instructors
- Length of course (2 weeks or 4 weeks)
- A short course description (no more than 500 words)
- A brief explanation of the motivation for the course (no more than 200 words), including relevance to the theme of the Institute if applicable
- An outline of course topics or readings (enough to give us a sense of how your course would fit into its timeframe).

Please include in your proposal any additional activities you foresee that may link your course to other Institute events (such as workshops, other courses, collaborations, etc.). If you are not a current member of the LSA, we strongly encourage you to consider (re)joining the Society.

Proposals should avoid overlap with courses already planned for the 2021 Institute, which can be found at:

The deadline for the receipt of course proposals is May 1, 2020. Proposals should be submitted as pdf to

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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