Annual Meeting

LASSO AnnuaL MEETING

The LASSO Annual Meeting is distributed across the LASSO area, from Louisiana to the Pacific Coast.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next 50th annual conference will be held virtually from September 23rd to 25th, 2021.

We welcome papers in all areas of linguistics including, but not limited to applied linguistics, linguistic variation, languages in contact, language policy and planning, language attitudes and ideologies, syntax, phonetics and phonology, etc. This year we especially encourage papers addressing any of the following topics: indigenous languages, language and racialization, language and social justice, and Spanish and the Latinx community.

2021 LASSO Annual MeetingCONFERENCE PROGRAM  

2021 MEETING DETAILS

Keynote Speaker:

  • Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California, Los Angeles

Presidential Address:

  • Susana de los Heros, The University of Rhode Island

Presentation Format:

Presentation time for papers will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts may be in English or Spanish. Presentations should be given in the same language as the abstract. Only one abstract as a single author and a second as a co-author will be accepted from any one individual.
Proposals for complete panels with multiple speakers must fit within the 90 minutes time frame of the conference presentations.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!

Conference Dates:

  • September 23-25, 2021

Mode:

  • Virtual (Zoom platform)

Submission Deadline for panels:

  • June 15, 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline:

  • June 15, 2021

 

An individual must be a current LASSO and be listed in the conference program member in order to present a paper.

Membership includes a subscription to the International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.

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Helmut Esau prize for graduate students

DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

This award is named in honor of Professor Helmut Esau, who died in an automobile accident shortly after he was elected to the LASSO presidency.

Recipients of this prestigious prize receive a $400 cash award.

In order to be considered for this unique opportunity, students must first present at the Annual Meeting and then submit a revised, polished version of their paper to the LASSO Vice President.