SOAS     2013 Annual Meeting of the
Linguistics Association of Great Britain

28 - 31 August 2013



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Call for papers

The LAGB welcomes submissions on any topic in the field of linguistics; papers are selected on their (perceived) merits, and not according to their subject matter or theoretical framework.

We particularly welcome papers from areas of linguistics that have not been well represented in previous meetings in order to capture the diversity of linguistics research currently undertaken in the UK and beyond.

All abstracts will be blind-peer-reviewed by an international committee of reviewers. Both members and non-members are invited to offer papers for the meeting.

The normal length for papers delivered at LAGB meetings is 25 minutes (plus 15 minutes discussion).

The deadline for submissions to the General Session and Themed Sessions is 15th April 2013. The deadline for the Workshop on Comparative Morphology and Morphological Theory is 1st May 2013.

Call for themed sessions

As well as individual abstracts, we encourage groups of speakers to submit a set of abstracts for a themed session (or panel) on any linguistic subject of their choice. Such groups will normally take up a whole session of the programme (ideal numbers of abstracts for such sessions might be 3, 4, 5 or 6). All the abstracts for such sessions will be considered together, as a group. One contact for the whole session should be provided. Individual papers will be judged on their own merits and may be accepted for presentation in the general session if the themed session is not accepted as a whole.

Abstracts for themed sessions should be submitted together, within a single PDF document, with the same format as specified for individual abstracts. They should be accompanied by a brief synopsis of the merits of the themed session. Please contact the LAGB President, Ad Neeleman, (a.neeleman@ucl.ac.uk) directly if you have any questions about this.

Abstract format

Abstracts must be no longer than one A4 page with margins of at least 2.5cm on all sides. Only the first page of any abstract submitted will be considered – no appendices or pages for references can be accepted. If the formatting instructions are not followed the abstract may not be considered. You may use single spacing, with type no smaller than 12 points. Please indicate clearly on the anonymous abstract if your presentation is intended for the 'Workshop on Comparative Morphology and Morphological Theory'.

Abstracts must be submitted anonymously and should include no indication of the author’s identity. The submitted files should be in PDF format. Any phonetic characters should either be embedded in the PDF file, or be in the Doulos SIL font, which can be downloaded for free from this site: http://scripts.sil.org/DoulosSIL_download

How to submit an abstract

Each person is permitted to submit a maximum of one single-authored paper and one joint-authored paper. All abstracts should be submitted electronically using EasyChair, which can be accessed at the following address: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lagb2013

To be able to submit an abstract through the LAGB submission page you must use your existing EasyChair login details or sign up for an EasyChair account (at the link above). Once you have created an account/signed in:
  • Click on the 'New Submission' link at the top of the page;
  • Agree to the terms and conditions (if prompted);
  • Fill in the relevant information about the authors of the paper;
  • Provide the title of the presentation in the 'Title' box and repeat it in the 'Abstract' box (do not type or paste your abstract in this box);
  • Type three or more keywords into the 'Keyword' box (these will help us choose a suitable reviewer for your abstract);
  • Upload a PDF of your abstract by clicking on the 'Choose file' button (leaving the 'Abstract only' checkbox unchecked).
The deadline for submissions to the General Session and Themed Sessions is 15th April 2013. The deadline for the Workshop on Comparative Morphology and Morphological Theory is 1st May 2013.

If you are applying for a conference bursary (see eligibility details in the first circular), your abstract should be submitted in the normal way using the EasyChair system, but you must also fill in a bursary application form on the LAGB website: http://www.lagb.org.uk/bursaries-form

Content of abstracts

The following guidelines may be useful:
  • You should clearly describe the paper’s general topic. The topic may be a problem of theory or analysis or set of data which have not previously been analysed.
  • You should describe your treatment of the topic, and how it relates to previous work on the same topic. (When referring to previous work, it is enough to cite “Author (Date)” in the body of the abstract without giving full bibliographical details.) It is not acceptable simply to promise a solution.
  • You should explain how you will justify your treatment, and cite crucial evidence. If you are taking a stand on a controversial issue, summarise the arguments that lead you to take up this position.

 
 
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