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Slavic Linguistic Society 2024

Aug 15-17, 2024 · Brigham Young University · Provo, UT

Call for papers
Important dates
Fees and registration
Local info & transportation
Social events & excursions

We invite abstracts for the 19th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society which will take place at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah (USA) on August 15-17, 2024. We are pleased to announce that our invited speakers will be:

Stephen Dickey (University of Kansas)

Andrea Sims (The Ohio State University)

Franc Marušič - Lanko (University of Nova Gorica)

Papers dealing with any aspect of Slavic linguistics and within any theoretical framework or methodology are welcome. All talks will be 20 minutes in length with 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be written in English. The abstract itself should be anonymous (no identifying information, e.g., name, affiliation, self-reference). Abstracts should be emailed to sls2024atBYU@gmail.com in PDF format, with any non-standard fonts embedded. Submissions are limited to one single-authored and one jointly authored abstract per applicant. The body of the email should include the following:

  1. author name(s)
  2. author affiliation(s)
  3. author status (faculty, graduate student, etc.); note that abstracts with student authors are automatically entered into consideration for student travel awards and the annual Townsend award

We invite submissions for individual papers for general sessions and panel proposals for thematic sessions. Abstracts for individual papers should be limited to 500 words, not including figures or references. Panel proposals should provide (1) an abstract for the whole panel limited to 1000 words, (2) a list of the names, emails and affiliations of the panel participants and (3) titles of the talks in the panel. Conference panels will be 2 hours, so panel proposals will typically include 4 (or 8) individual presenters who will give 20-minute talks followed by discussion. An active SLS membership will be required for presenting at the annual meeting but is not required at the time of initial abstract submission (join/renew here). For additional conference details as they become available, see the conference website: https://ling.byu.edu/sls-2024

Deadline for paper abstracts and panel proposals: March 29th April 13th

Notification of acceptance: April 30th

SLS-19 is an in-person conference. Online participation will only be considered as an exception under very specific circumstances (e.g., travel or visa restrictions). Any request for online participation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If any authors are likely to need a letter of support for visa applications or funding purposes, please make a note at time of abstract submission.

Call for Papers15 Jan 2024
Deadline for paper abstracts and panel proposals29 Mar 2024
13 Apr 2024
Notification of acceptance30 Apr 2024
Early registration30 Jun 2024
Conference15-17 Aug 2024

The prices for registration will be as follows:

Now to June 30th: $25 for students, $75 non-student

July 1st to conference: $40 for students, $85 non-student
Conference dinner (optional): $25

Register at the following link: https://commerce.cashnet.com/webling

Travel to Provo

The conference will be held on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The nearest major airport is less than an hour away in Salt Lake City (SLC), although there is also a regional airport in Provo (PVU).

Public transit from SLC airport

Take the Trax light rail Green Line from the SLC airport to the North Temple Station. Go down the steps and take the FrontRunner train south to Provo.

Shuttles from SLC airport

Several shuttle services offer transportation to/from the SLC airport, should you wish to consider that option:

Accommodations

There are several hotel options near campus or along the UVX bus route for different budgets. BYU has contracted a discounted rate (20% off) at the Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Provo, using either of the following codes: BYUFAN or CR193450.

Campus and local area

Provo has a good bus system including the free Utah Valley Express UVX which runs between downtown Provo (including the FrontRunner station), downtown Orem, and BYU campus. Information on public transit in Utah is available on the Utah Valley Transportation website and the Utah Transit Authority website. The easiest way to plan a trip is using Transit search at https://maps.google.com.

Most conference activities will take place at the Joseph F. Smith Building (search "JFSB" at https://map.byu.edu/), which houses BYU’s Linguistics and language departments. The nearest UVX bus station is “BYU South Campus”. The nearest visitor parking lot is north-east of the Museum of Art (search "2A" at https://map.byu.edu/).

Nearby amenities on campus include a bookstore and several fast food restaurants in the Wilkinson Student Center (WSC); groceries, ice cream, and grill at the BYU Creamery on Ninth East (CONE). Several more restaurants surround campus, especially along the west (University Avenue and Cougar Boulevard) and south sides (800 N / 900 N streets).

There are many more nearby restaurant options along the UVX bus line, especially near Center Street Station, 2230 North Station, and University Place Station.

BYU has a number of free museums, including the Museum of Art (MOA), Bean Life Science Museum (MLBM), and the Museum of Paleontology (MOP).

To do during your stay

Utah Valley offers world-class outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and biking. More information can be found at UtahValley.com.

Evening of Thursday August 15th: Campus Walking Tour

Evening of Friday August 16th: Conference Dinner

Afternoon and evening of Saturday August 17th: Trip to the beautiful alpine surroundings at Sundance Resort. Transportation is included with conference registration. See https://www.sundanceresort.com/summer-activities/ if interested in purchasing a lift ride.