6th Annual Linguistics Conference at University of Georgia

Country: Georgia

City: Athens

Abstr. due: 01.07.2019

Dates: 04.10.19 — 05.10.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: ugalinguistics AT confgmail.com.

Organizers: The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia

 

The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia is proud to present the 6th Annual Linguistics Conference at UGA on October 4-5! The central focus of this year’s conference is ''Place: Linguistics and Locality.'' We encourage presentations with creative interpretations of the central theme and that span academic fields, as well as connect academia with the larger community. We are proud to welcome our plenary speakers, Dr. Katie Carmichael of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Dr. Paul Reed of the University of Alabama, who will share their insight on topics related to this theme.

Call for Papers:

The Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia (LSUGA) announces the 6th Annual Linguistics Conference at UGA (LCUGA6). Following in the tradition of previous LCUGAs, we invite presentations that span linguistics subfields as well as incorporate interdisciplinary research from other areas in the sciences and humanities. The central focus of this year's conference is “Place: Linguistics & Locality”. We encourage creative interpretation of this focus and welcome papers that can include: case studies of the influence of physical and geographical place and place identity on the various aspects of language; case or typological studies of isolated or marginalized speech communities; areal influence on language change; theories relating to syntactic locality; phonological studies of place of articulation; studies of periphery; analysis of lesser-studied time periods and geographic areas; and studies of pidgins, creoles, and other typically geographically local languages. Preference will be given to submissions that address interpretations of our central focus, the role of place in linguistics and language; however, we also encourage presentations on any topic relevant to the field of linguistics.

We are proud to welcome the following plenary speakers to LCUGA6:

Dr. Paul Reed, University of Alabama
Dr. Katie Carmichael, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

One $100 travel award for best student abstract will be awarded at the conference. All papers presented will be eligible for publication in our LCUGA proceedings.

Applicants are welcome to submit up to two abstracts, one single-authored and one co-authored contribution. Presenters will be allotted 20 minutes, plus 5-10 minutes of discussion. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (not including title and references); any examples should be incorporated into the text of the abstract with relevant figures, charts, and/or graphs included on a single separate page. Abstracts must be in Word (.doc/.docx) format, and must not include any personally identifying information. Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines will not be considered for acceptance.

Conference Web-Site: http://www.linguistics.uga.edu/lcuga-6