Call for papers: 2018 CLA conference

The Canadian Linguistic Association will hold its 2018 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada) from Wednesday May 30 to Friday June 1, 2018. Members are invited to submit abstracts representing all areas of linguistics.

You must be a member of the CLA when you present at the conference. To become a member of the CLA or to check your membership status, visit

Abstracts may be submitted in two categories: oral presentation (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions) or poster presentation. We strongly encourage established scholars to submit their abstracts for posters.

Abstracts may be no longer than one (1) page, (21.6×27.9 cm, 8½×11 in.), single-spaced in 12-point font with 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins, excluding references.
A complete list of references cited in the abstract must also be submitted on a second page.
Examples, figures, and tables must be included on the first page.
Abstracts must be in PDF format; if you use phonetic transcriptions or any other special symbols, ensure that necessary fonts are embedded.
To help ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive references to the authors’ publications and should not contain acknowledgements to granting agencies.
Abstracts should contain:
a title
a clear and explicit statement of the research question
a clear statement of the research context, including key references
an indication of the main arguments involved, including key examples, if applicable (for research in progress, pilot results must be included)
a statement of the conclusions reached and an assessment of their significance
Authors should identify themselves only on the abstract submission form—abstracts must be anonymous.
Members are limited to one individual and one joint abstract submission, or two joint submissions.
Papers must be presented in the language used in the title of the abstract.
Submission URL:

Deadline: Sunday 4th February 2018, 11:59 PST

The CLA will partially cover the travel expenses of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are members in good standing on 30 May 2018. Information about the reimbursement procedure will be sent to all members after the annual meeting. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the CLA Treasurer, Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (
In addition to paying CLA membership fees, all accepted presenters must register for the Congress of the Humanities of Social Sciences and the CLA. Please see for details.
There will be awards for the best paper and the best poster at the CLA conference written and delivered by one or more students. (Information concerning the selection criteria can be found at Only presentations authored by students may be considered for the competition. If your adviser and/or lab director is included as a co-author, you may submit your abstract without their name but acknowledge their contribution in your presentation

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