Conference: BLS 44

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS44)

Date: 09-Feb-2018 – 11-Feb-2018
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Contact Person: Karee Garvin
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Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2017

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 44) will take place Friday through Sunday, February 9 – 11, 2018, on the UC Berkeley campus. BLS 44 aims to feature presentations from all areas of descriptive, experimental, and theoretical linguistics.

The conference will focus on the special topic of innovative methods, and welcomes papers on theoretical, experimental, and descriptive work, especially in relation to innovative methodology.

Invited Speakers:

– Molly Babel (University of British Columbia)
– Lauren Clemens (University at Albany, SUNY)
– Mark Dingemanse (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
– Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara)
– Joan Maling (National Science Foundation)
– Mandana Seyfeddinipur (SOAS World Languages Institute)

This Conference will also feature a workshop on grant writing where speakers from funding agencies such as ELDP and NSF will present strategies for applying for grants at these organizations and will participate in a Q&A panel to help participants to hone specific applications or general application writing skills.

BLS44 will also feature an undergraduate research poster session.

Call for Papers:

The general session welcomes abstracts for talks from the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical/comparative linguistics, computational linguistics, and psycholinguistics.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts are due by November 1, 2017 at 11:59 PST through the EasyAbs submission portal ( Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 1.

Authors may maximally submit one single-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract. Abstracts, including titles, data, and examples, must fit onto 1 page with 1-inch margins and 12pt font. References may be included on a separate page. Abstracts must be anonymous; omit names or phrasing (e.g. my paper (Author 20XX) ) that would otherwise reveal author identity. Surname-year citations (Author 20XX) that do not identify the author of the abstract as the author of the cited paper are acceptable.

If you would like to be considered for both an Undergraduate Poster as well as a Talk, please select both options during the submission process.

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