HDLS-8 Call for Abstracts (Deadline Extension)

High Desert Linguistics Society hdls at unm.edu
Sat Aug 23 18:20:53 UTC 2008

Hello everyone,

Below you will find the call for abstracts for HDLS-8, the 
deadline for which has been extended to Friday, August 

Many thanks,

Evan Ashworth
Secretary, High Desert Linguistics Society
Department of Linguistics
University of New Mexico


The Eighth High Desert Linguistics Society Conference 
(HDLS-8) will be held at the University of New Mexico, 
Albuquerque, November, 6-8, 2008.

Keynote speakers
Sherman Wilcox (University of New Mexico)
Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Gilles Fauconnier (University of California, San Diego)

We invite you to submit proposals for 20-minute talks with 
5-minute discussion sessions in any area of linguistics – 
especially those from a cognitive / functional linguistics 
perspective. This year we will include a poster session.

Papers and posters in the following areas are particularly 
• Evolution of Language, Grammaticization, Metaphor and 
Metonymy, Typology, Discourse Analysis, Computational 
Linguistics, Language Change and Variation
• Native American Languages, Spanish and Languages of the 
American Southwest, Language Revitalization and 
• Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Signed Languages, First 
Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, 
Sociocultural Theory

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, August 
29th, 2008.

Abstracts should be sent via email, as an attachment, to 
hdls at unm.edu. Please include the title ''HDLS-8 abstract 
'' in the subject line. Include the title “HDLS-8 Poster 
Session” in the subject line for abstracts submitted for 
the poster session. MS-Word format is preferred; RTF and 
PDF formats are accepted. You may also send hard copies of 
abstracts (three copies) to the HDLS address listed at the 
bottom of the page.

The e-mail and attached abstract must include the 
following information:
1. Author's name(s)
2. Author's affiliation(s)
3. Title of the paper or poster
4. E-mail address of the primary author
5. A list of the equipment you will need
6. Whether you will require an official letter of 

The abstract should be no more than one page in no smaller 
than 11-point font. A second page is permitted for 
references and data. Only two submissions (for 
presentations) per author will be accepted and we will 
only consider submissions that conform to the above 
guidelines. If your abstract has special fonts or 
characters, please send your abstract as a PDF. Please be 
advised that shortly after the conference a call for 
proceedings will be announced.
Poster Session - Participants will be given a space 
approximately 6' by 4' to display their work.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by September 
2nd, 2008.

If you have any questions or need for further information 
please contact us at hdls at unm.edu with ''HDLS-8 
Conference'' in the subject line. You may also call 
Grandon Goertz, 505-277-6764 or Evan Ashworth, 
505-228-4751. The HDLS mailing address is: HDLS, 
Department of Linguistics, MSC03 2130, 1 University of New 
Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. 87131-0001 USA

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