THE 37TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BERKELEY LINGUISTICS SOCIETY
CALL FOR PAPERS
February 12-13, 2011
The 37th annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society will take place at the University of California, Berkeley on FEBRUARY 12-13, 2011. The meeting will comprise a General Session, a Special Session, and a Parasession. Invited speakers are listed below.
The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic research. We welcome proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks as well as papers on language-related topics from other disciplines (e.g., cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, anthropology, literature, areal studies).
Salikoko Mufwene, University of Chicago
LANGUAGES OF THE CAUCASUS
The Caucasus is an exciting and ripe area for typological study and theoretical research in all areas of linguistics. We welcome papers from all linguistic subdisciplines pertaining to languages spoken in this diverse sociocultural and linguistic region.
Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Greville Corbett, University of Surrey
LANGUAGE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY
The Parasession invites papers on all aspects of the relationship between language and gender and/or sexuality. We are looking for submissions from all linguistic subfields (i.e., not just sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, pragmatics, etc.). Possible areas of discussion might concern the emergence of sexual identity through particular linguistic traits, or alternatively, research on top-down control of certain gender- or sexuality-related styles (but not limited to these two themes).
Mary Bucholtz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Robert Podesva, Georgetown University
Abstracts must be received no later than
Friday, November 12, 2010 at midnight (PST)
No late submissions can be accepted. Authors will be notified of decisions concerning abstracts by mid-December.
An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In the case of joint authorship, one address should be designated for official communication with BLS.
Abstracts must clearly present a specific thesis statement and include a description of topic, approach, and conclusions.
Abstracts must fit on one page with margins no smaller than .5″ in font no smaller than 10-pt (1″ margins with 12-pt font is preferred). Data and examples must be given within the body of the text, but references may be included on a separate page if necessary. To preserve anonymity during the review process, authors should not include their names or otherwise reveal their identity anywhere in the abstract.
Abstracts that do not conform to these criteria will NOT be considered.
All abstracts must be submitted electronically, formatted as PDF files with the author’s name as the filename. The body of the email to which the PDF is attached must contain the following information:
-Session (General Session, Special Session or Parasession)
-Names of authors
-Affiliations of authors
-E-mail address for each author
-Designation of e-mail address for official communication in the case of joint authorship
-Phone number for each author
-Please list up to three subfields (in decreasing order of relevance) from the following as possible categories for your submission:
Send electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org , with the subject line “BLS 37 Abstract”.
Please note that papers submitted to the Special Session and Parasession may be considered for the General Session as well.
PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION
Presentations are allotted 20 minutes, as well as 10 minutes for questions. Presented papers are published in the BLS Proceedings. Authors agree to provide camera-ready copy (up to 12 pages) by May 15, 2011. In order to expedite publication of papers, BLS will digitally publish the proceedings from the 37th Annual Meeting.