Call for Abstracts – NARNiHS @ the KFLC 2019

NARNiHS @ the KFLC
The North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics at
KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference

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Abstract submission deadline: 26 November 2018, 11:59 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)

Abstract submission portal: https://kflc.as.uky.edu/

Conference: 11-13 April 2019 – University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky, USA

The North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) is accepting abstracts for a new kind of NARNiHS conference with an exciting new profile! NARNiHS @ the KFLC seeks to provide a collaborative conference environment where presenters bring work that is work-in-progress, exploratory, proof-of-concept, prototyping; and the audience participates in the brainstorming and workshopping of those new ideas. We see NARNiHS @ the KFLC as a place for testing/pushing boundaries; developing new theories, methods, models, tools; seeking feedback from peers willing to engage in productive assessment of fledgling ideas and nascent projects. Successful abstracts for this research incubator environment will demonstrate thorough grounding in the field, scientific rigor in the formulation of research questions, and promise for rich discussion.

NARNiHS welcomes papers in all areas of historical sociolinguistics, which is understood as the application/ development of sociolinguistic theories, models, and methods for the study of historical language variation and change over time, or more broadly, the study of the interaction of language and society in historical periods and from historical perspectives. Thus, a wide range of linguistic areas, subdisciplines, and methodologies easily find their place within the field, and we encourage submission of abstracts that reflect this broad scope.

To encourage maximum exchange of ideas in the research incubator environment of NARNiHS @ the KFLC, we are soliciting two types of submissions: (a) 15-minute individual presentation followed by a 15-minute question & answer session; (b) 30-minute round-table-style set of 2-3 interrelated presentations on a single topic, theme, method, model, dataset, etc. followed by a 30-minute discussion session. Abstracts for both types of presentations should be no more than 500 words (not including examples and references). Abstracts will be accepted until 26 November 2018 – late abstracts will not be considered!

Abstracts are submitted through the KFLC website (https://kflc.as.uky.edu/):
1) create an account and log in.
2) follow the menu path: Call for Papers > Submit an Abstract.
3) read carefully and follow the general KFLC abstract submission guidelines and instructions.
4) NARNiHS is only accepting individual submissions of the two types identified above, so the KFLC instructions regarding pre-organized panels do not apply for the NARNiHS @ the KFLC sessions.
5) select the “Linguistics” track and indicate clearly at the very top of your abstract: “NARNiHS Abstract”.

NARNiHS @ the KFLC is hosted within the framework of the longstanding conference, KFLC: the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference at the University of Kentucky. The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations and is pleased to be adding historical sociolinguistics. Acceptance of a paper implies a commitment on the part of all participants to register and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate registration fee by 4 March 2019 to be included in the program. For NARNiHS-specific questions please contact the program committee for NARNiHS @ the KFLC at: NARNiHistSoc@gmail.com, http://narnihs.org. For general information about the overall conference please visit the website: https://kflc.as.uky.edu/.

NARNiHS is on Twitter!

We are pleased to announce that the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) is now on Twitter: @NARNiHS

We will be using the NARNiHS Twitter account to share news and information about the activities of NARNiHS, as one more means of getting the word out about the work that we are doing to strengthen and promote the study of historical sociolinguistics in North America and to build ties with historical sociolinguists world-wide.

We hope that those of you who are “Twitter active” will follow @NARNiHS, as another way to stay up-to-date on professional activities and opportunities in historical sociolinguistics.

Public directory of NARNiHS members

The Public directory of NARNiHS members featured on this website provides the opportunity for NARNiHS members to have their affiliation with NARNiHS publicly listed to increase the possibilities for networking with others in the field.

In the interest of data privacy, the “Public directory of NARNiHS members” will only include the information of those members who **opt in**.

NARNiHS is an open research network, and the current policy is that membership in NARNiHS is obtained simply by signing up for the NARNiHS listserv.

If you are a NARNiHS member and would like to be listed in the “Public directory of NARNiHS members”, please contact NARNiHS Steering Group secretary, Israel Sanz-Sánchez, and NARNiHS webmaster, Robert Klosinski, at: narnihsmembership@gmail.com [please use only that address for “opting in” or “opting out” of the directory].

==> Please provide:
1) your name as you would like it listed in the directory.
2) your professional affiliation (if desired, this is not obligatory).
3) a brief 45-word description of your area(s) of specialization (if desired, this is not obligatory; descriptions longer than 45 words will be edited for posting).

Please note that you can “opt in” at any time, and you can also “opt out” in the future if you would like your information removed from the “Public directory of NARNiHS members”.  Use narnihsmembership@gmail.com for both opting in and opting out.

We look forward to hearing from all who are interested in being listed in the “Public directory of NARNiHS members” on the NARNiHS website (remember to use the following address: narnihsmembership@gmail.com).

Call for Abstracts – NARNiHS 2019

Call for Abstracts – North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) – First(!) Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS) is accepting abstracts for its First Annual Meeting, Saturday, 5 January 2019.

Co-Located with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City

Deadline for receipt of abstracts:

Monday, 3 September 2018, 11:59 PM US Eastern Time

Late abstracts will not be considered.

NARNiHS welcomes papers in all areas of historical sociolinguistics, which is understood as the application/development of sociolinguistic theories, models, and methods for the study of historical language variation and change over time, or more broadly, the study of the interaction of language and society in historical periods and from historical perspectives. Thus, a wide range of linguistic areas, subdisciplines, and methodologies easily find their place within the field, and we encourage submission of abstracts that reflect this broad scope.

General Requirements:

1) Abstracts for 20-minute papers must be submitted electronically, using the following link: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/narnihs2019 .

2) Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, one single-author abstract and one co-authored abstract.

3) Authors are expected to attend the conference and present their own papers and posters.

4) After an abstract has been submitted, no changes of author, title, or wording of the abstract, other than those due to typographical errors, are permitted. If accepted, authors will be contacted for a final version for the abstract booklet.

5) Papers must be delivered as projected in the abstract or represent bona fide developments of the same research.

6) Authors may not submit identical abstracts for presentation at the NARNiHS meeting and at the LSA Annual Meeting or one of the other LSA Sister Societies (ADS, ANS, NAAHoLS, SCiL, SPCL, SSILA).

7) An LCD projector with sound will be available for all presentations, along with a microphone. If you will need other equipment, please state this in your proposal.  If your laptop (or other presentation device) requires a special adapter to connect to a standard projector, please be sure that you bring that adapter with you (we cannot guarantee that adapters will be available on site).

Abstract Format Guidelines:

1) Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format.

2) Abstracts must fit on one standard 8.5×11 inch page, with margins no smaller than 1 inch and a font style and size no smaller than Times New Roman 12 point.  All additional content (visualizations, trees, tables, figures, captions, examples, and references) must fit on a single (1) additional page. No exceptions to these requirements are allowed.

3) Your name should only appear in the online form accompanying your abstract submission. If you identify yourself in any way on the abstract itself (including indirect identification, e.g. “In Bly (1992)…I”), the abstract will be rejected without being evaluated. In addition, be sure to anonymize your PDF document by clicking on “File”, then “Properties”, removing your name if it appears in the “Author” line of the “Description” tab, and re-saving before submitting it. Please be aware that abstract file names are not automatically anonymized; do not use your name (e.g. Smith_Abstract2019.pdf) when saving your abstract in PDF format, but rather, use non-identifying information (e.g. HistSoc4Lyfe_NARNiHS2019.pdf).

Contact NARNiHistSoc@gmail.com with any questions.

http://narnihs.org/