Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 12:23:00 MST From: Garland Bills Subject: Call for papers: LASSO Call for Papers LASSO XXIII 23rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest October 21-23, 1994 Houston, Texas Invited Speaker: Ian Hancock, University of Texas-Austin Proposals for papers in any area of linguistics will be considered. Submissions are particularly encouraged in the areas of the theme of the 1994 meeting: "Minority Languages and Contact Varieties". Papers by graduate students are especially solicited and will be considered for the Helmut Esau Prize, a $250 cash award made annually by LASSO. Presentation time will be limited to twenty minutes plus ten minutes for discussion. *The deadline for receipt of abstracts is June 15, 1994.* Abstracts must be no longer than one page (approximately 250 words) and should summarize the main points of the paper and explain relevant aspects of the data, methodology, and argumentation employed; abstracts of accepted papers will be published exactly as received in a booklet for distribution at the meeting. At the beginning of your abstract place the paper title, and at the end of the abstract (or on a separate page) repeat the title along with your name, affiliation, and mailing address (and e-mail address if you have one). It is preferred that abstracts be submitted by e-mail to: huttar[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] In the absence of e-mail, or if your abstract contains any special symbols, send one hard copy (or diskette) of the abstract to: George Huttar S. I. L. 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd. Dallas, TX 75236 Presentation of papers at the LASSO annual meetings is a privilege of membership in LASSO. Annual membership dues for individuals are US$15.00 (or US$7.50 for students, retired persons, and those not employed), which includes a year's subscription to the *Southwest Journal of Linguistics*. To pay dues or for additional information, contact: Garland D. Bills Executive Director, LASSO Department of Linguistics University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-1196 e-mail: gbills[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]