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CFP: The 2nd Biannual Summer Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America

The 2nd Biannual Summer Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place at The Ohio State University, Thursday, 10 July – Sunday, 13 July 2008. The meeting is directed specifically at undergraduate and graduate students in Linguistics, and has the following goals:

– To provide a supportive setting for students to present their research and obtain feedback on their work;
– To encourage the development of a community of scholars and a spirit of collaboration; and
– To provide students with the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the profession through targeted professional development panels.

The program will include career-related workshops on how to apply for a job, how to apply for graduate school, how to apply for funding, and how to publish research. There will also be paper/poster presentations, social events for networking, as well as the following invited presentations:

Interrelationship between Language and Music:
Ilse Lehiste

From Undergraduate Major to Linguistics Professor:
Mary Paster (Pomona College)

The Road to Industry:
Elizabeth Strand (Tellme, A Microsoft Subsidiary)
Frederick Parkinson (Nuance Communications)

Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations:
John Rickford (Stanford)
Tom Wasow (Stanford)

Abstract Submissions: All abstracts will be reviewed by the LSA Program Committee and by a panel of local organizers.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, 18 March 2008. Abstracts for 20-minute papers and for posters must be submitted electronically and must be accompanied by a completed Abstract Submittal Form to be eligible for review; see the LSA website ( for details and submission requirements. The online abstract submission module will open 1 March 2008.

Following the Summer Meeting, The Ohio State University will host a weeklong series of workshops offered by faculty and researchers from the OSU Linguistics community. The topics and instructors are as followed:

Quantitative methods in linguistics
Mary Beckman

ToBI labeling
Julie McGory

Corpora and corpus studies
Chris Brew and Mike White

Eye-tracking methodology
Kiwato Ito and Shari Speer

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