21 September 2014

Call for papers: BLS

The 41st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS41) will take place Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, 2014, on the UC Berkeley campus. BLS41 welcomes submissions of abstracts that make rigorous use of linguistic data from a variety of sources and in a variety of subdisciplines, both descriptive and theoretical.

General Session

The general session welcomes papers from phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical-comparative linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and psycholinguistics.

Jessica Coon, Assistant Professor, McGill University

William Croft, Professor of Linguistics, University of New Mexico

Jeff Mielke, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Christopher Potts, Associate Professor, Standford University

Special Session: Fieldwork Methodology

The special session will examine issues in fieldwork methodology. We welcome papers focusing on innovative fieldwork methods, as well as descriptions and/or theoretical work resulting from innovative fieldwork methods.

Shobhana Chelliah, Professor of Linguistics, University of North Texas

Kofi Yakpo, Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

Abstract SubmissionGuidelines

Authors may maximally submit one single-authored and one co-authored abstract. Abstracts, including title, data, and examples, must fit onto one page with 1” margins and 12pt font. References may be included on a second page. Omit names or phrasing that would otherwise reveal author identity. Surname-year citations of one’s own work are acceptable.All abstracts must be submitted electronically as a .pdf file to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bls41.There you can either set up a new account or log in as an author. Click the New Submission linkin the toolbar at the top and follow the instructions on the page. Please upload your abstract in pdf 1format, observing length requirements stated above. In the keywords field, please indicate at least one topic corresponding to the linguistic subfield(s) of greatest relevance to your abstract. All submissions will be anonymized for review.All abstracts are due by Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:59pm. Email correspondence concerning abstract submissions to bls submissions@berkeley.edu. Address general correspondences to bls@berkeley.edu.