Submission Guidelines

SALSA XXVII will take place at the University of Texas at Austin. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, February 1, 2019. This year's conference theme is Language and the Body: Rhetoric, Cognition, 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 XXVII 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 and the Body: Rhetoric, Cognition, and Identity. Language is central to human cognitive and social organization, and we often draw on the body as one of the rhetorical devices we use to conceptualize our own identities and those of others. The conference will focus on the ways speakers use bodily rhetoric to frame their identities in society. We welcome papers from all disciplines which examine the mutual influences of language, cognition, and/or the body and how these play into the formation of social identities.

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.