27.3811, Calls: General Linguistics/USA

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Subject: 27.3811, Calls: General Linguistics/USA

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Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:35:58
From: Tyler Lau [tylerlau at berkeley.edu]
Subject: 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Full Title: 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 
Short Title: BLS43 

Date: 03-Feb-2017 - 05-Feb-2017
Location: Berkeley, California, USA 
Contact Person: Tyler Lau
Meeting Email: bls at berkeley.edu
Web Site: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/bls/ 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2016 

Meeting Description:

Meeting Description:

The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 43) will take
place Friday through Sunday, February 3 - 5 2017, on the UC Berkeley campus.
BLS 43 aims to feature presentations from all areas of descriptive,
experimental, and theoretical linguistics.

Special Session:  Language Contact and Dynamics:

The special session will focus on language contact and dynamics, and welcomes
papers on theoretical, experimental, and descriptive approaches to language
contact phenomena.  

Parasession: Languages of North and Central America:

The areal parasession will focus on the languages of North and Central
America.  The session welcomes descriptive and theoretical papers from all
areas that draw the majority of their data from American languages.  

Invited Speakers:

Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of California, Los Angeles)
Omer Preminger (University of Maryland)
Keren Rice (University of Toronto)
Natalie Schilling (Georgetown University)
Sarah Thomason (University of Michigan)


Check our website for general information and updates concerning the
conference (http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/bls/).
For submission related questions, please email bls_submissions at berkeley.edu.
For all other questions, please email bls at berkeley.edu.

Call for Papers:
General Session:

The general session welcomes abstracts for talks from the areas of phonetics,
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics,
historical/comparative linguistics, computational linguistics, and

New this year, the general session will feature a poster session presenting
undergraduate research. The information for this poster session is in a
separate session call linked to this conference.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts are due by November 1, 2016 at 11:59 PST.  Please submit all
abstracts through EasyChair
Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 1.  

Authors may maximally submit one single-authored abstract and one co-authored
abstract. Abstracts, including titles, data, and examples, must fit onto 1
page with 1-inch margins and 12pt font. References may be included on a
separate page. Abstracts must be anonymous; omit names or phrasing (e.g. my
paper (Author 20XX) ) that would otherwise reveal author identity.
Surname-year citations (Author 20XX) that do not identify the author of the
abstract as the author of the cited paper are acceptable.

Please fill out all required fields in EasyChair and check at least one box
indicating a topic corresponding to the linguistic subfield(s) of greatest
relevance to your abstract. If you are an undergraduate submitting an abstract
for the poster session, please follow the same submission process, but be sure
to additionally check the ''Undergraduate Poster Session'' option on
EasyChair. All submissions will be anonymized for review.


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