The Department of Linguistics and the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia will host the 49th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 49) from May 1 – 4, 2019.

The theme of the conference is Expanding Horizons in Romance Linguistics. While we encourage and will consider papers from all areas of Romance linguistics, we solicit in particular contributions that use linguistic corpora or large datasets to deepen our understanding of Romance phenomena in all linguistic subfields.

The main session will consist of oral presentations and two poster sessions. In addition, LSRL 49 will feature a special pre-conference workshop on the use of corpora and “big data” in Romance linguistics, emphasizing and illustrating ways that digital resources and large corpora of annotated linguistic data can illuminate questions of theoretical and descriptive interest.

Call for Papers:                                  

We invite abstract submissions to LSRL 49’s workshop and main session, for consideration as 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and/or poster presentations on any aspect of Romance Linguistics. All abstracts should be anonymous, no more than two pages in length (including examples and references), in 12-point font, 8.5×11-inch page setup (= US Letter), with 1-inch margins. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author, and papers must be in English. Authors should specify whether they would like to be considered for the main session, the pre-conference workshop, or either event. To submit an abstract for LSRL 49, please go to the following link: https://easychair.org/cfp/lsrl49 

Deadline for abstract submission: December 1, 2018

Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2019