2006 Summer Meeting

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Theme: Connections: Working Within and Across Boundaries
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
June 22-25, 2006

The LSA Summer Meeting has returned! In addition to providing a forum for the presentation of research in any area of linguistics, the meeting will focus on issues of particular relevance and importance to graduate students. While open to everyone, the summer meeting is intended to foster networking and interaction among graduate students, and between graduate students and more senior linguists. This year’s theme will be connections within and across boundaries.

Abstract deadline: February 15, 2006

Program: 20-minute papers (with 10 additional minutes allocated for discussion) and a poster session. Abstracts from all areas of linguistics and from all theoretical perspectives are welcome. The meeting will also feature a plenary by the President of the LSA, three plenary workshop sessions, and invited talks by junior level faculty.

Plenary lecture: Sally McConnell-Ginet, President of the LSA

Plenary workshops:

  • Getting published, getting funded, and getting a job

  • Issues in professional ethics

  • Future directions in linguistics

Invited talks:

  • Chris Kennedy (University of Chicago)
  • Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of Arizona)

Abstract submission and review: Abstract submittal forms and review guidelines are available here. All abstracts must be submitted electronically, and will be reviewed by the LSA Program Committee. Abstract submission is restricted to members of the LSA. For information about joining the LSA, visit the LSA website. A member may submit at most one individual and one joint abstract. In case of joint authorship, one address should be designated for communication with the LSA Program Committee. Although all LSA members will be eligible to submit an abstract, graduate students are especially encouraged to participate, and priority will be given to graduate student submissions.

Funding: The LSA has received a grant from the NSF to support travel grants for graduate students whose papers or posters are accepted for presentation at the meeting. These grants are intended to cover travel expenses, housing, and per diem for the duration of the conference.

Contact information: For further conference information, please contact Prof. Wendy Wilkins (MSU), or the LSA Secretariat.