Conference: FASL 26

The 26th annual meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 26) will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 19-21, 2017.

Date: 19-May-2017 to 21-May-2017
Location: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Contact Person: Tania Ionin
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FASL 26 will include talks on topics in formal Slavic linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. For the general session, abstracts are invited on both theoretical and experimental studies in Slavic linguistics that have consequences for linguistic theory.

FASL 26 will feature a special session on the Acquisition and Processing of Slavic languages. Research in linguistics is increasingly moving towards integrating theoretical, psycholinguistic and acquisition approaches. The question of whether processing and grammar are served by the same or different mechanisms is being addressed by both theoretical linguists and psycholinguists. At the same time, research in language acquisition is expanding to encompass both bilingual and monolingual development, and both atypical and typical language acquisition. The specific properties of Slavic languages, including rich inflectional paradigms and the relationship between word order and information structure, make them particularly interesting to study from the perspectives of both processing and acquisition. For the special session, abstracts are invited on theoretically informed studies that address the processing and/or acquisition (first or second, monolingual or bilingual, etc.) of one or more Slavic languages, and/or compare processing or acquisition of Slavic and non-Slavic languages.

Invited speakers for the main session:
Stephanie Harves (New York University)
Darya Kavitskaya (UC Berkeley).

Invited speakers for the special session on Acquisition and Processing of Slavic languages:
Alexandra Perovic (University College London)
Irina Sekerina (CUNY – College of Staten Island)
Natalia Slioussar (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

Abstract Submission Deadline: 05-Jan-2017 18-Jan-2017

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair at the following link:

Formatting Guidelines: Abstracts should be in PDF format, with all non-standard fonts embedded. Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages, including data and references (11 pt font minimum, Times New Roman or bigger font, single spacing, 1 inch/2.5 cm margins on all sides). Abstracts should be anonymous.

There is no limit on the number of submissions per author. However, no more than one single-authored or first-authored abstract per author will be accepted for presentation. There is no limit on the number of acceptances for second/third/etc.-authored abstracts.

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