The 2018 West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 36 is to be held on April 20-22, 2018 by the Department of Linguistics at UCLA.
Vincent Homer (UMASS)
Jie Zhang (Kansas)
Ivy Sichel (UCSC)
Akira Omaki (UW)
Conference website: http://linguistics.ucla.edu/conference/wccfl36/
Call for Papers:
WCCFL36 will include a special session on tone. We welcome submissions on all aspects of tone in language, including its phonetics, phonology, typology, acquisition, and processing.
WCCFL36 will include a special session on “Understanding Islandhood” We encourage submissions from various methodologies, perspectives, and traditions (i.e. experimental, computational, fieldwork, etc) that are nonetheless theoretically focused, addressing questions such as (but not limited to):
- Is there a unified class of “island effects”?
- What sort of structure-building and interpretative mechanisms would naturally give rise to a system exhibiting island effects?
- To what extent are islands dissociated from constraints on “smaller domain” phenomena (e.g. case, A-movement, agreement)?
- Are island constraints principles of UG? does variation follow from independent syntactic differences among languages, or from variation in the constraints themselves?
Abstracts are not to exceed two pages of letter-sized (8.5″x 11″) paper, including data and references, with 1″ margins on all sides, set in a font no smaller than 11 points. The abstract should have a clear title, but should not identify the author(s). The abstract must be submitted electronically in PDF format, using the EasyChair submission system at the link below. You will see fields for your title and abstract as well as an upload button. Please enter the title in the appropriate box, and a one or two sentence summary in the Abstract text field. This, along with the keywords, will be used to help assign reviewers. If you would like your abstract to be considered for either of the special sessions please indicate this in your submission.
Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.