SHEL 5 Call for Papers (note new dates!)

Bill Kretzschmar kretzsch at UGA.EDU
Fri Mar 2 14:38:01 UTC 2007

Call for Papers:     SHEL 5

Studies in the History of the English Language
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
October 4 - 6, 2007

SHEL 5, the fifth biennial conference on Studies in the History of the English Language, will be held at the University of Georgia, in Athens,  October 4 - 6, 2007.

Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are invited to submit abstracts for 20-minute papers on any linguistic or philological aspect of the history of English. Papers from a range of linguistic and philological subfields, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, stylistics, metrics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, language acquisition, contact, and change, as well as differing theoretical and methodological perspectives, are welcome.  We also welcome proposals for workshops and special sessions.

Abstracts are due June 1, 2007. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be no longer than 500 words.  Proposals for workshops or special sessions should provide, in up to 1500 words, a rationale for the proposal and brief abstracts for papers to be included or descriptions of other activities for a 90-minute session.  Abstracts and proposals should be submitted as e-mail attachments in MS Word format.  Abstracts will undergo anonymous review. Please provide  author name and contact info and the paper title in the body of the email to which the abstract is attached, and omit author information from the abstract itself.  Please send abstracts as PDF files as well as MS Word files if they contain any specialized fonts.

Submit abstracts on-line to:  Bill Kretzschmar <shel5 at>.  Street Address:  Dept. of English, University of Georgia, Athens, GA  30602-6205.

General SHEL Information

The Studies in the History of the English Language Conference (SHEL) series has become a biennial tradition, giving the field of Historical English Linguistics both focus and recognition in North America and providing the critical opportunity for scholars in the field to gather and share their research. SHEL follows in the tradition of the biennial conferences known as ICEHL (International Conference on English Historical Linguistics), traditionally hosted at research centers throughout Europe. We see the two conference series, one in Europe and one in North America, as complementary in important ways.
Bill Kretzschmar
Harry and Jane Willson Professor in Humanities
Dept. of English, University of Georgia
Athens, GA  30602-6205
706-542-2246/Fax 706-583-0027
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