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30th Annual PALA Conference - The Language of Landscapes
full name / name of organization:
Poetics and Linguistics Association
Conference Title: The Language of Landscapes
Location: Genoa, Italy
Contact: John Douthwaite
Conference e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference URL: www.lingue.unige.it/pala2010/
The theme for the PALA 2010 conference is The Language of Landscapes.
Call for papers
Abstracts for papers should be of approximately 300 words in length, with keywords, and should also include (1) a title, (2) the name, status and affiliation of the speaker(s), (3) a contact email address, and (4) a postal address. An abstract should also clearly state what the research question is and also describe the chosen methodology and the text(s)/data that will be discussed. Please also let us know if you require any special equipment. All conference rooms have a computer, data projector, and screen. Papers will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, with a maximum of 10 minutes for questions.
Special interest groups workshops (SIGs)
Proposals for official PALA special interest group (SIG) workshops are also welcomed. Abstracts should be of approximately 300 words in length and should include the names, status, affiliations, email addresses, and postal addresses of all participants. Workshops will be scheduled for Wednesday, July 21st, 2009, for periods ranging from 2 to 4 hours depending on number of contributors presenting. Other proposals for workshops that are not official PALA SIGs will be submitted to both the conference organization committee and the PALA board for approval.
THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSING SIGS TO THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE IS OCTOBER 15th, 2009.
The conference organization committee will communicate acceptance of SIGS TO THE SIG CONVENORS BY OCTOBER 30th AND POST THE TITLES OF THE ACCEPTED SIGS ON THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE.
The organization of each SIG will be the responsibility of the convenor(s) of that SIG, so all proposals for contributions to a SIG must be addressed to the convenor(s) of that SIG BY JANUARY 15th. The Convenor’s e-mail will be posted on the website together with the announcement of the inclusion of the SIG in the conference programme.
ALL contributors, whether to the individual papers section of the conference or to a panel, will be informed of acceptance by FEBRUARY 28th.