The 85th Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) will be held
in Blacksburg, Virginia at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton
Conference Center on April 19-21,
2018. The theme is "Crossing Borders":
There are many borders that speakers orient to: state borders, dialect borders, language borders, and social class borders, to name a few. Within the South, these borders are changing as mobility across them increases. We hope to spur conversations about how these borders are interpreted by various individuals, and how language practices can interact with and across them. To this end, we invite papers that focus on any aspect of language use that crosses borders, though research findings in any subfield of linguistics are welcome.
We invite abstracts of up to 500 words, excluding title and references, for 20 minute presentations. We also invite 1.5 and 2 hour panels, with a main panel abstract of 500 words along with 300 word individual paper abstracts. Authors may submit up to two abstracts, one individual and one joint. Abstracts will be subjected to double-blind review, so author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts.
Abstract submission opens September 30, 2017. Electronic submission of abstracts (.pdf or Word document) will be managed through Easy Abstracts: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/SECOL2018. All submissions must be received by 11:59pm (EST) on January 15, 2018.
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