Submission Guidelines

SALSA XXVI will take place at the University of Texas at Austin. The deadline for abstract submission is January 14, 2018. This year's conference theme is Language in Society: Culture, Space, and Identity. The call for papers may be read below or downloaded here.

Please send 300 to 500 word abstracts to salsa.austin.tx@gmail.com with the subject line "SALSA XXVI Abstract".

Please include the following in your email message but NOT in the abstract (with the exception of the title, which should appear in both):

In abstracts, use 12pt Times New Roman font, with 1.5 inter-line spacing.

Questions can be sent to salsa.austin.tx@gmail.com.

Call for papers

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.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by:

We encourage papers that address questions such as:

The committee of SALSA XXVI welcomes papers from all disciplines; potential topics might fall under the following areas:

These topics are meant to serve as guideposts. Please feel free to submit papers on other topics related to this year's theme.