The 96th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place from January 6-9, 2022 at the:
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. Washington, DC 20009
A note on meeting format: The bulk of the annual meeting content will be presented in person. Attendees who are unable or unwilling to attend the in-person meeting will be offered a virtual alternative. Registration will open in September, 2021.
Conference website: https://www.linguisticsociety.org/event/lsa-2022-annual-meeting
Call for papers:
Abstracts may be submitted through the LSA website from May 1 through June 30, 2021.
The LSA invites current and prospective members to submit abstracts for papers and posters to be presented at its 2022 Annual Meeting.
Abstracts will be accepted through June 30th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 202-835-1714 for assistance.
We ask abstract submitters to complete this brief survey to gauge the likelihood that you will attend the Annual Meeting virtually or in person, if your abstract is accepted.
If your ability to collect data has been affected by local, institutional, or national restrictions with regard to the novel coronavirus pandemic, we encourage you to submit your abstract anyway. In this case only, you may use one paragraph on a second page (no more than half a page) to briefly describe how your research has been affected and to provide a timeline for data collection and analysis. For example: “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, data for this study have not yet been collected. Data collection will start immediately after restrictions are lifted. We expect to collect data from the planned 14 participants within two weeks, and to complete data labeling and analysis within two months.”
We encourage those considering a submission to view our model sample abstracts, revisit our recent webinars on “How to Submit an Abstract for the LSA Annual Meeting” and “Abstract Writing: How to Convince in a Page,” and read more about the 2022 Annual Meeting.
The Program Committee requires that the subject matter be linguistic and that the abstract be coherent and in accord with published specifications. In 2022, there will be no more than six (6) simultaneous sessions of regular papers in each time block. As in the past, there is no upper limit on the number of papers in any subarea. Each abstract will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee and by expert external reviewers. The members of the Program Committee accept and reject abstracts based on the ratings assigned by the reviewers. The Program Committee then meets to assemble the final program and arrange each paper and poster session.
Learn about the Five-minute Linguist, a continuing special plenary event at the LSA Annual Meeting, now in its fifth year.
- Abstracts for 20-minute papers and for posters must be submitted electronically between May 1 and June 30, 2021, using the link available on the LSA website. LSA members will see a green “Submit Abstract” button below their names upon logging in.
- The submitting author must be a member of the Linguistic Society. Nonmembers may join here.
- Any member may submit one single-author abstract. There is no limit on the number of co-authored abstracts. An organized session paper or poster counts as a multi-author abstract submission.
- Authors are expected to present their own papers and posters.
- After an abstract has been submitted, no changes of author, affiliation, title, or wording of the abstract, other than those due to typographical errors, are permitted.
- Papers and posters must be delivered as projected in the abstract or represent bona fide developments of the same research.
- Authors should not submit abstracts for research that has already been presented at other major conferences or which has been published in a journal, as a book chapter, or in conference proceedings.
- Presenters must pre-register for the meeting.
- Authors may not submit identical abstracts for presentation at the LSA meeting and a meeting of one of the Sister Societies (ADS, ANS, NAAHoLS, NARNiHS, SCiL, SPCL, SSILA). Authors who are discovered to have done so will have both abstracts removed from consideration. Authors may submit substantially different abstracts for presentation at the LSA meeting and a Sister Society meeting.
Abstract Format Guidelines
- Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format.
- Abstracts must fit on one 8.5×11 page, with margins no smaller than 1/2 inch and font no smaller than 10 point. No exceptions to these requirements are allowed. This means that all content (narrative text, titles, examples, trees, tables, figures, captions, and references) must fit on one page. Exception: If your ability to collect data has been affected by local, institutional, or national restrictions with regard to the novel coronavirus pandemic, we encourage you to submit your abstract anyway. In this case only, you may use one paragraph on a second page (no more than half a page) to briefly describe how your research has been affected and to provide a timeline for data collection and analysis.
- Your name should only appear on the Abstract Submittal Form. If you identify yourself in any way on the abstract itself (e.g. “In Smith (1992)…I”), the abstract will be rejected without being evaluated. In addition, be sure to anonymize your .pdf document by clicking on “File,” then “Properties,” removing your name if it appears in the “Author” line, and resaving before uploading it. Contact the LSA if you have difficulty anonymizing your .pdf as described above. In addition, be aware that abstract file names are not automatically anonymized. Please do not use your name (e.g. Smith LSA Abstract 2022) when saving your abstract in .pdf format, but rather use non-author-identifying information (e.g., First Words of Abstract LSA 2022).
- Abstracts that do not conform to the format guidelines will not be considered.
- Authors of all abstracts will be required to submit a shorter version of their abstract, intended for publication in the Meeting Handbook, if the abstract is accepted.