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Linguists to gather in Boston for National Conference
Date:12/27/2012

(Washington, DC) Hundreds of linguistic scholars from across the U.S. and around the world will convene in Boston, Massachusetts for the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) this January. Members of the news media are invited to observe and report on the proceedings.

The meeting is scheduled for January 3-6, 2013, at the Marriott Copley Place. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation of cutting-edge research focused on the scientific study of language. In addition to the LSA program, the meeting also features concurrent programs sponsored by the American Dialect Society, the American Name Society, the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.

The meeting typically attracts more than 1,000 linguists who attend various sessions and workshops. Over 300 papers and 150 research posters have been approved for presentation at the meeting. For a detailed listing of all meeting sessions, please visit the LSA website: http://www.linguisticsociety.org/files/LSA2013Handbook_0.pdf.

Program Highlights

The LSA is co-sponsoring a series of joint sessions with the Modern Language Association (MLA), which will also hold its annual meeting in Boston at the same time:

  • Tuning In to the Phoneme:Phonetic and Phonological Nuances in Second Language Acquisition (Friday, 4 January, 1:45 3:30 PM)

  • Spanish in the United States: The Unique Case of Los Angeles Spanish Vernacular (Saturday, 5 January, 9:00 10:30 AM)

  • Linguistics beyond the Walls: Applied How, Exactly? (Saturday, 5 January, 3:30 4:45 PM)

The LSA will also sponsor a Symposium on "Open Access and the Future of Academic Publishing" (Thursday, 3 J
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Contact: Alyson Reed
areed@lsadc.org
301-807-0097
Linguistic Society of America
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