ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONDeadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2011 at 5 p.m. EDT
Abstract Submission Site: https://www.softconf.com/c/nwav2011/
NWAV 40 invites submissions for papers, posters, organized panels, and workshops on all scientific approaches to analyzing and interpreting language variation and change, including papers that combine perspectives to enrich our understandings. We are accepting electronic submissions only.
Papers will be 20 minutes each, with a 10-minute question-and-answer period. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words, excluding title and references. Authors may submit one singly- authored and one jointly-authored paper abstract, or two jointly-authored paper abstracts. Paper abstracts will be subjected to blind review, so author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts. Authors may elect to have their paper abstracts considered for either a paper or poster presentation.
Posters will be presented 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, 29 October, in connection with a reception. Posters are typically a good format for presentations where visual display of tables, graphs, maps, etc. is particularly important. Abstracts for posters should not exceed 500 words, excluding title and references. Poster abstracts will be subjected to blind review, so author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts. Authors may elect to have their poster abstracts considered for either a poster or paper presentation.
Panels will last 120 minutes and should consist of presentations and discussion of thematically coherent issues. Panelists are strongly encouraged to follow the regular paper schedule. Double panels will be considered. Panel proposals should consist of (1) the panel title, names and affiliations of panel organizers, and a general description of the panel not exceeding 500 words that highlights the panel’s theme and importance; (2) the proposed timetable of presentations/ discussions; and (3), for each paper, the title, name and affiliation of author(s), and an abstract not to exceed 300 words. The panel organizer is responsible for writing the panel proposal and gathering abstracts from each presenter.
Workshops will last 120 minutes and are designed to introduce attendees to novel methods, analytical approaches, and theoretical frameworks for examining and understanding language variation and change. Workshop proposals should consist of the workshop title, names and affiliations of workshop organizers, a general description not to exceed 500 words of the aims and content of the workshop, and a proposed schedule. If workshops will consist of a series of presentations, also submit the title, name and affiliation of presenter(s), and an abstract not exceeding 300 words for each contribution.