46th Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Forum

Country: Canada

City: Waterloo

Abstr. due: 15.02.2019

Dates: 23.07.19 — 26.07.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: http://lacus.weebly.com/2019-conference.html

Organizers: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Forum


The 2019 annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, the 46th LACUS Forum, will be held Tuesday, July 23 to Friday, July 26 at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The conference theme for LACUS 2019 is ''Contacts and Interactions.”

While abstracts addressing the conference theme are especially welcome, abstracts on all linguistic topics and from all theoretical perspectives are welcome. The following list of areas is intended as suggestive rather than comprehensive or restrictive:

- Issues in graphology, phonology, grammar, semantics, lexis, discourse, modality, ontology, diachronic linguistics, geolinguistics, etc.
- Cognitive and neurolinguistic approaches to language
- Computational and corpus approaches to language
- Forensic and clinical linguistics
- Language in the media
- Multilingualism and genre
- Sociolinguistics

Presenters are required to be members of LACUS and to be registered for the conference. Regardless of acceptance status, anyone who has not registered and paid registration and membership fees by March 29, 2019 will not have their paper scheduled on the program and their abstract will not be published in the 2019 LACUS Meeting Handbook.
Under certain conditions, LACUS permits authors who cannot travel to the conference to present via a real-time ('live') video connection. (LACUS membership and conference registration required).

The Presidents' Prize, which includes a cash award of US $500, is awarded to the most outstanding paper presented at a LACUS conference by a younger scholar. For this purpose, most outstanding paper is defined as the paper judged as the one making the greatest contribution to knowledge, and younger scholar is defined as one who has received a doctor's degree within the past five years and who has not yet advanced to a tenured position, or one who has not yet received a doctor’s degree. The judging is done by the Presidents Committee, consisting of the current President of LACUS and all former presidents in attendance at the meeting.

A runner-up prize, with a cash award of US $100, is given to the next-best paper (same criteria) by a young scholar (same definition).

Conference Web-Site: https://linguistlist.org/issues/29/29-4367.html