[lg policy] call: 40th Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 16 14:21:16 UTC 2011

40th Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Short Title: LASSO

Date: 30-Sep-2011 - 02-Oct-2011
Location: South Padre Island, TX, USA
Contact: John Foreman
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.utb.edu/vpaa/cla/eng/lasso/Documents/LASSOXLprogram.pdf

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Conference Theme: English and Spanish in Contact

LASSO Membership:

Participation in LASSO is a privilege of membership; this means that
an individual must be a current member in order to present a paper and
be listed in the conference program. The 2011 membership application
can be found at http://clas.ucdenver.edu/lasso/LASSO_renewal.pdf or
you may fill out a membership form at the same time you register for
the conference online. Membership includes a subscription to the
Southwest Journal of Linguistics.


The detailed program may be found here:


A summary is as follows:

Summary OF LASSO XL Program

Thursday, Sept 29
5-6 pm

6-9 pm
Dinner & LASSO Executive Committee meeting

Friday Morning, SEPT. 30

Parallel Sessions on: Language Attitudes, Language Rights, Attitudes &
Policies, Subject & Object Pronoun Expression, Second Person Pronouns
In Spanish, Language Contact, Heritage Spanish Lexicon, Heritage
Spanish Speakers’ Attitudes

Special Session: Editorship Of The Southwest Journal Of Linguistics,
Joint Editors Pamela Anderson-Mejías & Hugo A. Mejías

Friday Afternoon, Sept. 30

Parallel Sessions on: Borrowing, Language Ideologies, Historical
Perspectives & Language Change, Migration, Revitalization &
Demographic Factors, Variation in Spanish Morphosyntax, Structures &
Strategies of Spanish in Literature, Selected Topics,Pedagogy &
Language Learning

6-7 pm
Plenary Speaker: Carmen Fought

7-9 pm
Dinner & LASSO Business Meeting

Saturday Morning, October 1

Special Panels on: Spanish in Houston, El español en Tejas—Más allá del
‘Tex-Mex’, SWJL: How To Get Published 101 (Joint Editors Pamela
Anderson-Mejías & Hugo A. Mejías)

Parallel Sessions on: Variation in Spanish Honetics/Phonology I,
Variation In Spanish Phonetics/Phonology II, Mesoamerican I,
Mesoamerican II, Semantics

Saturday Afternoon, October 1

Special Panel on: Bilingual Youth in Texas: Examining Emergent Social
Identities and Linguistic Practices

Parallel Sessions on: Discourse Analysis & Popular Culture, Heritage
Spanish Morphosyntax & Discourse, Linguistic Politeness, Mesoamerican
III, Language Maintenance & Shift, Syntax, Transivity & Ergativity

Sunday Morning, October 2

Special Panel on: El español en Massachusetts: Historia, vigencia y actualidad

Parallel Sessions on: Bilingual Proficiency & Assessment, Structure of
Conversation & Performance, Discourse Analysis


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