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Subject: 23.117, Calls: General Linguistics/USA

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Date: 05-Jan-2012
From: Michael Maune [mmaune at purdue.edu]
Subject: Purdue Linguistics Association Symposium


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Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 11:37:22
From: Michael Maune [mmaune at purdue.edu]
Subject: Purdue Linguistics Association Symposium

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Full Title: Purdue Linguistics Association Symposium 
Short Title: PLA 

Date: 23-Mar-2012 - 24-Mar-2012
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, USA 
Contact Person: Ryan Hubble
Meeting Email: plasymposium at gmail.com
Web Site: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~pla2006/ 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 11-Feb-2012 

Meeting Description:

Purdue Linguistics Association Symposium 2012
Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2012
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

The 2012 PLA Student Symposium endeavors to provide undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate researchers from various linguistic fields opportunities to interact with those both inside and outside their respective disciplines. In addition to the Saturday paper sessions, we will also host some activities on Friday. Keynote TBA. 

Call for Papers:

Submission deadline: Friday, February 11, 2012 
Acceptance notification: Monday, February 18, 2012

General Session (Saturday):

We invite submissions for abstracts for 20-minute presentations in any area related to linguistics, including, but not limited to:

Phonetics
Phonology 
Syntax 
Semantics 
Sociolinguistics 
Pragmatics 
Psycholinguistics 
Historical Linguistics 
Anthropological Linguistics 
Computational Linguistics 
Educational Linguistics
Second Language Writing 
Speech and Hearing Sciences

Formatting Guidelines:

500 words maximum 
2 pages maximum (second page may be used for tables, figures, and references) 
PDF format 
Use your last name and abstract title as the name of your PDF 
Place the title of your paper at the top of the document 
Do NOT include your name, institution, or any identifying information in the body of the abstract.

Submission Guidelines:

All graduate students and post-doctoral students are welcome to submit an abstract. Please submit your anonymous abstract electronically at http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/PLA2011 by 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 11, 2012. Questions can be sent to plasymposium at gmail.com.

Qualities of a Good Abstract:

Overall:

- Should be a condensation and concentration of the essential qualities of the paper
- An abstract should summarize the content of the presentation, not the intent of the writer(s)
- Should contain only that which you are specifically reporting in the study
- An abstract should include:

Principal objectives/purpose and scope of the work 
Methodology 
Results (do they have results yet, or are they faking it?) 
Conclusions 

Readership/Clarity:

- Should assume a knowledgeable reader in the field of linguistics, but perhaps not the specific topic of study (e.g. experiencer predicates)
- Phenomenon under investigation is made clear
- Should provide logical connections between material included Quality of study
- Shows originality and/or distinctive treatment of the topic
- Uses examples to illustrate the point
- Has high quality of argumentation
- Offers impact to the field and furthers our understanding of the topic





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