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:
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 (http://www.lsadc.org) 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
Corpora and corpus studies
Chris Brew and Mike White
Kiwato Ito and Shari Speer