Date: Sun, 21 Apr 1996 19:21:40 -0600 From: "Garland D. Bills" Subject: LASSO Call CALL FOR PAPERS LASSO XXV 25th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest October 11-13, 1996 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana Invited Speaker: Barbara Johnstone (Texas A&M University) "Profiles of Texas Speech: Discourse Issues" Proposals for papers in any area of linguistics will be considered. Submissions for the 1995 meeting in Baton Rouge are particularly encouraged in the areas of discourse analysis, languages and variation in Louisiana, and Mayan linguistics. Papers by graduate students are especially solicited and may be considered for the Helmut Esau Prize, a $250 cash award made annually by LASSO. Presentation time for papers will be limited to twenty minutes plus ten minutes for discussion. **The deadline for receipt of abstracts is June 15, 1996.** Notification of acceptance of papers will be sent out by August 1, 1996. Only one abstract as single author and a second as co-author will be accepted from any individual. Abstracts must be no longer than one page ( c. 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, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. It is preferred that abstracts be submitted by e-mail to: ditmg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] In the absence of e-mail, or if your abstract contains any special symbols, send one hard copy of the abstract (preferably with a diskette, labeled for operating system and word processing program) to: Mary Jane Hurst Department of English Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 79409-3091 Tel. (806) 742-2501 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Presentation of papers at the LASSO annual meetings is a privilege of membership in LASSO; 1995 dues must be paid by June 15 in order for your abstract to be considered. Annual membership dues for individuals are US$15.00 (or US$7.50 for students, retired persons, and those not employed). 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 USA Tel. (505) 277-7416 Fax (505) 277-6355 E-mail: gbills[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]