LINGUIST List 32.2404

Fri Jul 16 2021

Calls: Gen Ling/USA and Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 16-Jul-2021
From: John Powell <>
Subject: Arizona Linguistics Circle 15
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Full Title: Arizona Linguistics Circle 15
Short Title: ALC15

Date: 15-Oct-2021 - 17-Oct-2021
Location: University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) (Hybrid), USA
Contact Person: John Powell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jul-2021

Meeting Description:

Arizona Linguistics Circle 15 (ALC 15) is an annual graduate student-run conference held at the University of Arizona. Our goal is to foster a deeper appreciation for linguistics while providing a healthy environment for academic discussion, especially as it concerns graduate student research.

Theme: Remote Linguistics: Experimentation, Fieldwork and Data Collection Methods in an Uncertain World
Keynote Speakers: Ted Gibson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Benjamin B. Munson (University of Minnesota), and Amy Fountain (University of Arizona)

Final Call for Papers:

The ALC Committee is happy to announce that the deadline for abstracts has been extended to 30 July 2021. Please see new call for papers below.

We are pleased to invite talk proposals for Arizona Linguistics Circle 15 (ALC 15). The theme of this year’s conference is Remote Linguistics, that is the ways in which we have worked to adapt to the unique challenges of a pandemic, found new ways to conduct research remotely, and made ethical considerations in using different modalities. However, abstracts from all areas of linguistics are welcome and encouraged. This year, we plan to conduct a hybrid conference, with both in-person and remote aspects (see Covid contingency). We are also accepting proposals for workshops to help the community share best practices in this new research landscape (see below).

Abstract Guidelines:
- Abstract may not exceed 500 words (not including keywords, references, figures, and tableaux)
- Presentations will consist of 20-minute talks with 10-minute Q&A
- Authors are limited to one individual and one joint abstract (not including workshop submissions)
- Only anonymized submissions will be accepted
- Abstract submission deadline has been extended to 30 July 2021

Abstract submission is via EasyChair ( For questions regarding abstract submission, please contact the abstract review manager at Notification of acceptance will be sent in late August. Presenters will be invited to submit their paper for publication in Coyote Papers (, the conference proceedings for ALC.

Call for Workshop Submissions:
We are also inviting proposals for one- to two-hour long workshops on the theme of Remote Linguistics within the realm of experimentation, fieldwork, and data collection. Example workshops include, but are not limited to, improving sound quality in remote fieldwork, getting the most from online crowdsourcing or experimentation platforms, setting up remote speech collection experiments, and more. Workshop submissions from students are especially welcome.

Workshop abstracts may not exceed 500 words and must include a title, detailed description (topic, format, length, and content), technical prerequisites (hardware, software, or platforms), applicant's areas of expertise, and why the workshop would be of interest to ALC attendees. Workshop abstracts are submitted on EasyChair and do not count towards the limit on paper abstract submissions. Authors of accepted workshops will be offered modest honoraria.

Covid contingency:
Our plan is to enjoy a hybrid conference, such that presenters will have the option to present in-person or remotely. This way, both domestic and international presenters will have the opportunity to deliver their presentations regardless of the Covid situation or vaccine availability of their location. We will also have a contingency plan to move the conference to a virtual format if Arizona is undergoing a significant Covid outbreak at the time of the conference.

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