HDLS  10th  Call  for  papers

Updated Sept 13, 2012.


Note: Submissions are now CLOSED for HDLS 10, 2012.


Call for papers - Tenth High Desert Linguistics Society (HDLS) Conference.
Cognition, culture and discourse in signed, spoken and indigenous languages

University of New Mexico
November 1-3, 2012
Registration opens: May 15, 2012

We invite you to submit proposals for talks at the Tenth High Desert Linguistics Society (HDLS)
Conference. General presentations will be 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion. We are also accepting abstract submissions for poster-sessions. We welcome proposals for
talks/poster-sessions in the following areas:

  • Acquistion
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Educational linguistics
  • Functional linguistics and discourse analysis
  • Gesture
  • Indigenous language endangerment, revitalization and description
  • Language and culture
  • Linguistic typology
  • Signed languages
  • Sociolinguistics

Finally, we also invite speakers to propose themed panels, which will consist of three presenters. Each presenter will be responsible for a 10-minute presentation, for a combined total of 30-minutes per panel, followed by 10 minutes for questions addressed to the panel. Speakers who propose a panel topic are responsible for arranging who will participate in the proposed panel. Only one abstract should be submitted per topic. The abstract should include the proposed panel topic, and how each speaker will contribute to the proposed theme.

Keynote speakers:

Paul Dudis—Gallaudet University (Signed Languages)

Jane Hill—University of Arizona (Language Revitalization and Language Ideologies)

Beth Levin—Stanford University (Lexical Semantics)

Abstract guidelines:


Maximum 500 words. A second page may include examples, charts/diagrams, and references. Times/Times New Roman, 12-point font is preferred.


Include the paper title and the text of the abstract. The abstract should not include the author’s name or affiliation.
This applies to individual, poster and panel presentations. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously.


Friday, August 17th at 11:59pm MST.
Submitters will be notified of acceptance status by Sunday, August 19th.

How to submit
Abstracts should be attached to an email as a PDF file and submitted electronically. Include the following information in the body of the email:

Please state which type of presentation you are submitting an abstract for:
a. 20-minute, general presentation
b. Poster-session
c. 30-minute, proposed panel (please include names of all three panelists)

• Author’s name
• Author's affiliation
• Paper title

Send abstracts to: hdls at unm.edu