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SALSA XXVI will take place at the University of Texas at Austin. The deadline for abstract submission is January 14, 2018. Please see the Call For Papers for full submission details.

This year's conference theme is Language in Society: Culture, Space, and Identity. Language is a distinctly human characterisitic, central to all human social organization. It is the medium through which humans shape their identities, relate to one another, and construct social realities. The conference will focus on the ways speakers from diverse sociohistorical and cultural backgrounds use language to negotiate their identities in particular spaces. We welcome both diachronic and synchronic perspectives for the study of language in society.

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The Symposium About Language and Society, Austin (SALSA) is an annual symposium promoting the study of language and its intersection with society. Originally created through the joint efforts of students from the Linguistics, Anthropology, and Communication Studies Departments at The University of Texas, SALSA has developed into an interdisciplinary conference with contributions from various fields, including foreign language education, educational psychology, media studies, and language departments, including French & Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, German, and English. Our conference annual proceedings appear in special editions of Texas Linguistic Forum.


University of Texas at Austin
Department of Linguistics
College of Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 4.304
Phone: (512) 471-1701

Conference presented by the SALSA Graduate Student Organization at UT Austin:

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