CfP: 47th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, University of Chicago, Abstract Deadline December 27

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society will be held April 7-9, 2011 at the University of Chicago. This year’s conference will include a general main session as well as a parasession on experimental methods in linguistic research.


This session invites papers investigating linguistic questions using laboratory and experimental methods of various kinds. CLS 47 welcomes research in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and related fields which use and analyze experimental data.

Invited parasession speakers

Yosef Grodzinsky – McGill University
Keith Johnson – University of California, Berkeley
Colin Phillips – University of Maryland

Main Session

Equal consideration will be give to papers from all major linguistic subfields and frameworks, as well as from related cross-disciplinary areas, regardless of focus.

Invited main session speakers

Juliette Blevins – The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Angelika Kratzer – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Norvin Richards – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presentation Format

All talks will be given 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions. Presented papers will be published in the CLS Proceedings.

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format, with filename Paper Title.pdf (e.g., The Morphophonemics of Robojibwe.pdf).
  • Include title and keywords (i.e., CLS session title, language, language family, linguistics subfield) in the abstract.
  • Abstract may be no more than 500 words in length, no smaller than 12-point font, with 1-inch margins. Data, keywords, and references are not included in the final word count, but please intersperse data within the main text of the abstract as much as possible. Do not put data on a separate page. Total abstract (including data and references) should not exceed 2 pages.
  • Author name(s) must not appear on the abstract or file name! Submissions are anonymized and the author’s name will be associated with the abstract by the Easy Abstract system. Please note that abstracts submitted to CLS 47 will be evaluated under a two-tiered review system involving both external and internal reviewers.


Please submit your abstract at our Easy Abstracts submission site.

All abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on Monday, December 27, 2010.

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