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The Department of Slavic Languages
the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University present


October 9-11, 2010

The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) announces the Call for Papers for the 2010 annual conference. The conference will be held on the campus of Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) on Saturday, October 9 through Monday, October 11, 2010.

SCLC-2010 Keynote Speakers

Eugene Charniak - Brown University
Adele E. Goldberg - Princeton University
Ronald W. Langacker - University of California, San Diego


Abstracts are invited for presentations addressing issues of significance for cognitive linguistics with some bearing on data from the Slavic languages. As long as there is a cognitive orientation, papers may be on synchronic or diachronic topics in any of the traditional areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, or sociolinguistics. In addition to the Slavic Languages, relevant papers on other languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are also acceptable.

Abstracts may be submitted up until the deadline of April 16, 2010 to Steven Clancy < sclancy@uchicago.edu >. Abstracts should be approximately 500 words, but strict word limits are not required. Notification of acceptance will be provided by May 31, 2010.

Most presentations at SCLC are given in English, but may be in the native (Slavic) language of the presenter. However, if the presentation is not to be made in English we ask that you provide an abstract in English in addition to an abstract in any other SCLA language.

MAIN SESSIONS (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)
Each presentation for the main sessions will be given 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

Saturday, October 9: conference panels beginning in the morning and continue throughout the day, evening reception, keynote address, and conference dinner
Sunday, October 10: main sessions and keynote address throughout the day, lunch and dinner
Monday, October 11: main sessions and keynote address with conclusion by noon

Information on transportation, accommodations, and the conference venue will be forthcoming. Please see the conference website for further information.

Brown University is located in Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS, 55 miles away) or T.F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence.

We hope you will be able to join us for SCLC-2010. Please forward this call for papers to your colleagues and graduate students who may be interested in presenting or attending.

Steven Clancy Tore Nesset Masako Fidler
President, SCLA Vice-President, SCLA Conference Organizer and Host, Brown University
on behalf of the SCLA officers and the 2010 SCLA organizing committe

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