CFP: HDLS12, abstracts due Aug 1, 2016

(Adapted from email sent to us)

Call for papers – Twelfth High Desert Linguistics Society (HDLS) Conference

The theme of this year’s conference is “Linguistics as an Interdisciplinary Science.” In accordance with this theme, the submission of papers that shed light on linguistic issues from the point of view of neighboring disciplines including, but not limited to, Psychology, Anthropology, and Computer Science, is especially encouraged.

HDLS organizers proudly announce our keynote speakers for HDLS 12:

Sally Rice — University of Alberta
Eve Sweetser — University of California, Berkeley
Ronnie Wilbur — Purdue University

Applicants can submit an abstract for the following:

Talk: Presentations will be 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes of discussion.
Poster: Applicants accepted for posters will be notified with the specific guidelines for the poster.
Themed Panel: Panels will consist of three (3) presenters. Each presenter will have 20 minutes, for a total of 60 minutes, plus 30 minutes of discussion for the panel as a whole. Speakers interested in this format are responsible for deciding who will be part of the suggested panel.Only one document should be submitted per panel. The document should include the proposed panel topic (300 words), and how each speaker will contribute to it (500 words each).
Applicants are welcome to submit as many abstracts as they see fit; however, each presenter will only be allowed to present up to one single-authored and one co-authored contribution.

Abstract guidelines:

Abstracts (excluding those for panels) must not exceed two (2) typed pages, including examples and references. Abstracts must be in PDF format with 12-point font.

Please remove all information that would identify the author(s) of the abstract. Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines will not be considered for acceptance.

This year HDLS organizers offer the opportunity to submit abstracts in Spanish for posters and themed panels.


Deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, August 1st 2016. Applicants will be notified of acceptance status by Thursday, September 1st 2016.

How to submit
Please submit abstracts in .pdf, at the following url:

Easy Abs HDLS Abstract submissions opens on May 1st 2016

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