HDLS-8 2nd Call for Papers

High Desert Linguistics Society hdls at unm.edu
Tue Jul 1 22:33:41 UTC 2008

Hello everyone!

Below you will find the second call for papers for the Eighth High 
Desert Linguistics Society Conference. I have also attached the call for 
papers in .doc format.

Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested.

Thank you!


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 welcome:

* 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 Maintenance
* Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Signed Languages, First Language
Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, Sociocultural Theory

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, August 22nd, 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 acceptance

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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