Call for Papers

The call for papers is now available at our EasyAbs submissions page.

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 44) will take place Friday through Sunday, February 9 - 11, 2018, on the UC Berkeley campus. BLS 44 aims to feature presentations from all areas of descriptive, experimental, and theoretical linguistics.

The conference will focus on the special topic of innovative methods, and welcomes abstracts for talks from the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical/comparative linguistics, computational linguistics, and psycholinguistics, especially in relation to innovative methodology.

BLS44 will also feature an undergraduate research poster session. If you would like to be considered for both an Undergraduate Poster as well as a Talk, please select both options during the submission process.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are due by November 1, 2017 at 11:59 PST. Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 1.

Authors may maximally submit one single-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract. Abstracts, including titles, data, and examples, must fit onto 1 page with 1-inch margins and 12pt font. References may be included on a separate page. Abstracts must be anonymous; omit names or phrasing (e.g. my paper (Author 20XX) ) that would otherwise reveal author identity. Surname-year citations (Author 20XX) that do not identify the author of the abstract as the author of the cited paper are acceptable.

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