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HDLS 13: 2nd Call for Papers


The High Desert Linguistics Society (HDLS) at the University of New Mexico is pleased to announce our Call for Papers for our 13th biennial conference, HDLS 13. The conference will take place November 9-11, 2018 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. HDLS 13 will focus on cognitive, functional, and typological linguistics. The submission of papers that shed light on linguistic issues from the point of view of neighboring disciplines, including but not limited to Psychology, Anthropology, Education, and Computer Science, is especially encouraged. 

We are honored to announce that our keynote presenters for HDLS 13 are:

Peter Hauser - NTID, RIT

Ronald Langacker - UCSD

Norma Mendoza-Denton - UCLA

Applicants can submit abstracts for presentations, posters, and themed panels. For oral and poster presentation, the word limit for abstract is 300 words not including graphs, examples, and references. However, please do not exceed more than 2 pages. For ASL submission, your video should be 2-4 minutes. Applicants can submit an abstract for the following: 

Oral Presentation: Presentations will be 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes of discussion.

Poster Presentation: Applicants accepted for posters will be notified with the specific guidelines for the poster. 

Themed Panel: Panels will consist of three (3) presenters. Presenters interested in this format are responsible for deciding who will be part of the suggested panel. Only one document should be submitted per panel. The document should include the proposed panel topic (300 words in total; 3 minutes in ASL), and how each speaker will contribute to it (500 words in total; 5 minutes in ASL).


Important Dates:

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts – Wed, August 1, 2018

Notification of Acceptance – Mon, September 3, 2018

Conference Dates – Fri, November 9, 2018 ~ Sun, November 11, 2018


Please submit abstracts in .pdf to the following URL:


Organizing Committee: 

Josefina Bittar

Daejin Kim

Meagan Vigus

Lindsay Morrone

Chris Peverada

Martin Watkins

Desirée Ramírez-Urbaneja

Last Update: 07/05/2018