NWAVE Reminder

Uri Horesh urih at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed May 21 02:09:11 UTC 2003

Please be reminded that the deadline for electronic submissions for
NWAVE 32 in Philadelphia (Oct 9-12, 2003) is June 1, 2003. Detailed
information on the conference, including tips on maximizing the
acceptability of your abstract may be found at


The theme of this year's NWAVE is Language History and Language
Contact. Papers are solicited on this theme or any other aspect of
linguistic change and variation.

Abstracts should specify the data source, method of sampling if
applicable, an indication of the range and quantity of the data, and
the principal findings of the analysis. If the abstract describes a
substantial body of work and a significant addition to current
knowledge of the field, there is a high probability of acceptance. If
you choose to submit an abstract concerning work not yet completed, or
a paper of a more general nature, the likelihood of acceptance will
depend upon the judges' best effort to evaluate the significance of
the work.

Presentation format: Session speakers will have 20 minutes for their
presentations and 5 minutes for discussion and questions. NWAVE 32 is
also planning to highlight a substantial poster session, which will be
held in the atrium of Huntsman Hall. Special arrangements will be made
for those who would like to have posters printed in advance by
submitting a .pdf file.

Joint authorship: You may submit two abstracts if both are by joint
authors. Otherwise, only one abstract will be considered from an

Submission: Email abstracts to nwave at babel.ling.upenn.edu, using the
following guidelines:

* Please limit abstracts to 500 words (not including title and
* Provide two or three keywords at the end of the abstract.
* Type either ''Abstract-Poster,'' ''Abstract-Paper,'' or
''Abstract-Either'' in the subject line of the email message,
depending on which presentation format you prefer.
* In the body of the email, indicate your name, affiliation, email
address (if it will change over the summer), and the title of your
* You may either include your abstract within the body of your email
or submit it as an attachment. Please keep in mind that abstracts will
be forwarded to a panel of referees as part of an anonymous review
process. If you attach your abstract, do not include your name within
the attachment itself, and use a standard file format such as .doc,
.rtf, .txt, .html, or .pdf. If your abstract includes phonetic fonts
or extensive formatting, submit a .pdf file with fonts embedded.

Deadline: Abstracts are due Sunday, June 1, 2003. Authors can expect
notification of acceptance or rejection by July 1, 2003.

Proceedings: Selected papers from NWAVE 32 will be published in the
Penn Working Papers in Linguistics. Proceedings from past NWAVE
conferences are also available for sale.

Please contact us at nwave at babel.ling.upenn.edu with any questions or

We look forward to reading your abstracts and to seeing as many of you
as possible in Philly in October.

The NWAVE 32 Committee

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