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    Inés Vañó García

    Conference Theme: Interconnectedness in linguistics: Building bridges between language research and language activism

    Conference Dates: September 23 – 25, 2021

    Mode: Virtual (Zoom platform)

    Submission Deadline for panels: June 15, 2021 (extended deadline: June 30)

    Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021 (extended deadline: June 30)

    Online Abstract Submission:

    Meeting Description: LASSO, the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, invites abstract submission for papers, and group panels for its 50th Annual Meeting to be held virtually on September 23- 25, 2021. We welcome papers in all areas of linguistics including, but not limited to applied linguistics, linguistic variation, languages in contact, language policy and planning, language attitudes and ideologies, syntax, phonetics and phonology, etc. This year we especially encourage papers addressing any of the following topics: indigenous languages, language and racialization, language and social justice, and Spanish and the Latinx community. Submissions by junior faculty and graduate students are especially welcome. Graduate students who present their work at the conference are eligible for the Helmut Esau Prize, which includes a $400 award.

    Keynote speakers: Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara & Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California, Los Angeles

    Presidential Address: Susana de los Heros, The University of Rhode Island

    Presentation format: Presentation time for papers will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts may be in English, or Spanish. Presentations should be given in the same language as the abstract. Only one abstract as a single author and a second as co-author will be accepted from any one individual.

    Proposals for complete panels with multiple speakers must fit within the 90 minutes time frame of the conference presentations.

    More information about Submission Guidelines, Conference registration & LASSO membership:

    This topic was also posted in: LSL Romance Linguistics, LSL Language Change.
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