39th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 39)
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona is pleased to invite abstracts for submission to the 39th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 39) to be virtually hosted April 8-11, 2021.
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Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks and posters on all aspects of theoretical linguistics.
Formal Linguistics for Language Reclamation:
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute WCCFL talks and posters on work that connects formal linguistics with work on reclaiming languages. This could include reports on work that involves archival materials, community linguistics, language pedagogy, corpus linguistics, engagement with older linguistic research, the creation of annotated textual materials including ILGs, work that incorporates cultural insights, using linguistic analysis to inform or analyze orthographies, using historical linguistics techniques for language reconstruction of sleeping languages, the analysis of grammatical resources used in the construction of names for modern concepts, and more! We plan for this special session to integrate with the Symposium on American Indian Languages, which will he held concurrently with one day of WCCFL, on April 9th.
Roots in Linguistic Theory:
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute WCCFL talks and posters on the status of ‘roots’ in linguistic theory. What are their phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, characteristics? What is their role in language processing and production? How are they acquired? How do they behave in specific linguistic systems — Salishan, Semitic, Athapaskan, Romance, ASL… — and are the items identified as ‘roots’ in each system isomorphic to similar morphs in other systems? Are roots a-categorial? Does every extended projection contain a root? Etc.!
Instructions for Abstract Submissions
- Abstracts must be in PDF format.
- Abstracts must not exceed two pages of letter-sized or A4 paper, including data and references.
- Abstracts should have 1″ margins on all sides, set in a font no smaller than 11 points.
- Abstracts should have a clear title and should not identify the author(s).
- Abstracts should indicate whether they are to be considered for presentation as a talk, as a poster, or both.
- Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.
- The abstract must be submitted electronically using EasyChair.
Abstract Submission Deadline
January 10, 2021, by midnight Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7)
Please send any queries you have to our communications committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.