LSA 2014 Annual Meeting
The 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place January 2-5, 2014 at the:
1001 Marquette Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago): From homesign to sign language: Creating language in the manual modality
- Richard Larson (Stony Brook University): Nominal Structure and Interpretation
- Ellen Kaisse (University of Washington): The dialects of Spanish and of Modern Greek – natural laboratories for the generative phonologist
The American Dialect Society, the American Name Society, the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, the Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages, the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, and The Association for Linguistic Evidence will meet concurrently with the LSA.
Read a Media Advisory with program and research highlights for the Annual Meeting, including "newsworthy abstracts."
- Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts (Closed)
- Call for Organized Session Proposals (Closed)
- Call for Annual Meeting Satellite Workshops
- Local Information
- Prospectus for Advertisers, Exhibitors and Sponsors
- Preliminary Program
- Hotel Accommodations
- Activities for Students
- Job Interview Service
- Child Care
- Sign Language Intepretation
The 2014 Annual Meeting will feature six concurrent themed paper sessions every morning and afternoon in addition to two Organized Sessions (see call for Organized Session Proposals below). Posters will be presented in two Plenary Poster Sessions on Friday and Saturday mornings. For more information on preparing an abstract, see the Abstract Guidelines page.
Absracts may be submitted online between June 3 and July 31, through the LSA member interface. Nonmembers may join the LSA here. To submit an abstract, log in to the LSA website using your login ID and password. (If you are already logged in to the LSA website, click the "My Account" link at the top right of the page, and then click on the "Profile" tab under your name.) You will see your name at the top of the page, and underneath it a green "submit abstracts" button. Click on the button and follow the instructions to submit your abstract. Please pay very close attention to the instructions for formatting the abstract given in the Abstract Guidelines (see link above). Contact email@example.com if you have questions about designing or submitting your abstract.
The Program Committee accepted proposals for Organized Sessions for the LSA's 2014 Annual Meeting. The submission deadline was Wednesday, May 15, 2013; proposals are no longer being accepted. The complete Call for Proposals is available here.
The LSA will entertain proposals for satellite workshops to be held immediately before or after the LSA’s 2014 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from January 2-5. Preliminary workshop proposals, not to exceed three pages, should be submitted to the LSA Secretariat with sufficient lead time to allow for approved proposals to seek any necessary external funding, but in all cases no later than May 15 of the year preceeding the meeting.
Click here for more information about what a satellite workshop is and how to propose one.
Look for more detailed information on local transportation and dining from the Local Arrangements Committee in the coming months.
The LSA offers multiple opportunities for publishers and other entities to have a presence at the Annual Meeting through Annual Meeting Handbook advertisements, registration packet inserts, exhibit booths, event sponsorships, and more. Click here for a complete prospectus detailing these opportunities.
The Preliminary Program for the 2014 Annual Meeting is now available. To view the program, click the "Schedule" tab at the top of this web page. Click on the abstract title to see the author(s), their affiliation(s), the language and language families studied, and the short and long abstracts. Be sure to check back for additions, withdrawals, and other updates.
New! LSA Member Benefit: Personalized Meeting Schedule
LSA members may create a personalized schedule for the Meeting by checking the box beside each session they plan to attend, then clicking the "Save" button at the bottom of the page (note; you must be logged in to the website). Sessions saved in this way will appear on the "Personal Schedule" tab on this page. To remove a session from your Personal Schedule, uncheck it on your Personal Schedule, then click the "Save" button.
Special 90th Anniversary Activities
2014 marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the LSA. A suite of activities has been planned, including a commemorative video, a birthday celebration, and a day-and-a half long symposium on the history of linguistics and of the LSA during those 90 years. Read more about the 90th Anniversary activities.
Everyone attending the meeting is expected to register. Compliance is important for keeping our fees affordable. Only those who register will be allowed to present papers, use the Job Placement Service, or attend presentations and other functions. Registrants should wear their meeting badges at all times when at LSA Annual Meeting functions.
Preregistration for the 2013 Annual Meeting will be available from September 3 through December 15. Click on the red "Register for meeting" button at the top of this page and follow the instructions. LSA members should log in to the LSA website before registering in order to obtain the member registration discount. A printable registration form is available here. You may complete and return it by e-mail (as a .pdf attachment) or fax (202-835-1717) if paying by credit card, or by postal mail (LSA/1325 18th St. NW/Suite 211/Washington, DC 20036/USA).
Preregistrants may claim their conference tote bags, badges, and handbooks at the registration desk beginning at 12:00 p.m. on 2 January. Registration will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 2 January, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 3 and 4 January, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 5 January.
Preregistration rates are as follows:
- Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $190
- Student Members: $70
- Under/Unemployed Members: $75
- Nonmember - Regular: $290
- Nonmember - Student: $115
Any attendees who have not preregistered for the Meeting by the December 15 deadline will need to register onsite during the hours listed immediately above. Onsite registration fees are:
- Regular/Emeritus/Life Members: $260
- Student Members: $95
- Under/Unemployed Members: $100
- Nonmember - Regular: $360
- Nonmember - Student: $140
- Special 1-day Rate: $75
To expedite the onsite registration process, you may complete the form available here, print it, and bring it to registration with payment (cash, check, or credit card (VISA/MasterCard/AMEX)).
The Hilton Minneapolis has reserved a block of rooms for those attending the 2014 Annual Meeting. Each guest room offers a 32-inch HDTV, alarm clock radio with MP3 connection, WiFi access, work desk with a Herman Miller chair, two-line phones with voicemail, premium coffee, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer.
Hotel reservations at the LSA Annual Meeting rate will be available online and by telephone beginning September 3, 2013; reservations must be made by Wednesday, December 18 at the latest.
The special LSA room rates for the 2013 Annual Meeting are:
- Single/Double: $99/night
- Junior Suite: $149/night
Executive level rooms of the above types are available for an additional $30/night. An additional person in the room beyond two is an additional $20/night.
Reserve your room online. If reserving by phone, call 1-800-445-8667 (toll-free) or 1-612-376-1000 (local) and request the Linguistic Society of America rate. Click here for a list of international toll-free Hilton reservation numbers.
The Annual Meeting offers a number of special opportunities for student attendees. Look in particular for a special panel on careers in linguistics outside academia (Friday evening, 8:30 - 10:00 PM), a student mixer (Friday, 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM), and resource sessions in the student lounge (Friday and Saturday throughout the day). Open to all student attendees, the Student Lounge offers complimentary wi-fi access, snacks, and beverages on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
For a nominal fee, the LSA provides private space at the Annual Meeting for organizations wishing to interview job candidates. If desired, we will also collect CVs from meeting attendees, and post a job notice in the Jobs Center on the LSA website and/or in Language. Read more about the Job Interview Service here. There is no charge for individuals who wish to be interviewed by an organization participating in the Job Interview Service.
Members who notify the Secretariat that they plan to bring children to the meeting will receive the names and e-mail addresses of other members who expect to bring their children to Minneapolis, so that they may arrange for mutual babysitting services if convenient. In addition, members may arrange for babysitting services by contacting the Marriott's concierge directly.
Attendees who are presenting at the LSA meeting are eligible for a maximum $100 stipend to offset child care costs. Those wishing to avail themselves of this service must notify the Secretariat no later than 2 December, 2013.
Attendees at the Minneapolis meeting who need ASL/English interpretation must notify the LSA Secretariat and register for the meeting by 15 November 2013. Presenters who plan to present in ASL must also notify the Secretariat by 15 November 2013 to ensure that interpretation is provided. All requests should be sent to David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings, with the words "2014 Meeting ASL Interpreting Request" in the subject line. Please include a list of LSA sessions and/or papers you expect to attend, including plenary addresses, the business meeting, and the Presidential Address. All requests will be forwarded to the interpreter coordinator for the Minneapolis meeting, who will identify qualified local interpreters, assist with scheduling, and handle day-to-day logistics concerning interpreting.