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by Geoff Nunberg and Tom Wasow An Example of Language Use Pat: Why did the chicken cross the road? Chris: I give up. Pat: To get to the other side. Most of us heard this joke when we were small children and find nothing remarkable in the ability to engage in such exchanges. But a bit of reflection reveals that even such a mundane use of language involves an amazing combination of abilities.
BasicsYour goal in presenting an LSA paper is that the audience should remember it favorably, associate your name with what you are reporting on, and ask some questions after the talk. Obviously, then, you need to present it clearly and concisely and stay within the time limits.
The Preliminary Program for the 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America is available online.  To view the Program, select the "Schedule" tab on the Annual Meeting web page.  Click on an abstract title to view the author(s) and affiliation(s) and the long and short versions of the abstract. 
IntroductionCongratulations! You've been selected to present a poster at the LSA meeting. Now you're probably wondering how you get started. This guide is intended to take you through every step of the process from start to finish. We have anticipated the variety of questions you may have about creating and presenting a poster.
By Bruce Fraser (Boston University) and Geoffrey K. Pullum (University of California, Santa Cruz)BasicsYour goal in presenting an LSA paper is that the audience should remember it favorably, associate your name with what you are reporting on, and ask some questions after the talk. Obviously, then, you need to present it clearly and concisely and stay within the time limits.
Many LSA members are linguists affiliated with institutions of higher education, either as students, faculty or visiting scholars. Institutions of higher education play a critical role in advancing the field of linguistics. To address the many issues associated with higher education, the LSA has created the following resources and programs:

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