TLS 2022: February 11-12

The Twenty First Meeting of the Texas Linguistics Society will take place February 11–12, 2022. Update: The conference will be held virtually via Zoom, with the poster session hosted on Gather Town.

The conference will also be streamed on YouTube.

Registration

Registration is free but required in order to receive Zoom and Gather Town links to attend the conference. (Registered attendees should expect these links to arrive via email the day before the conference.)

Register for the Conference!

Schedule

This year's conference will feature keynote presentations from:

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Remembering Nora England (1946–2022)

Dr. Nora C. England, beloved professor and graduate advisor in the UT Austin Linguistics department, Macarthur Fellow, and founding director of the Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America, passed away on January 26th. Nora leaves a great legacy behind her, both with respect to her own contributions to the field and her sustained efforts to train and uplift Indigenous Mayan scholars. And of course, this does not speak to the deep personal impact she had on everyone who knew her on a daily basis. We invite you to join us in remembering Nora and celebrating her accomplishments.

Our Memories of Nora Nora's Publications LSA Announcement

Call For Papers

The organizers invite papers from all sub-fields of linguistics. There will be a special session focusing on language identity and language learning.

Presentations will be 20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for questions/discussion. There will also be a poster session.

Abstract submission is now closed. Authors should have received notification of the committee's decision.

Contact

Texas Linguistics Society
Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
305 E. 23rd Street STOP B5100, Austin, TX 78712
tls.conference@gmail.com

TLS Anti-Harassment Policy

TLS is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, language, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, or age. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Exception: Sensitive topics like discriminatory language and intersectional identity are a point of focus for this conference. Therefore, discussion of these topics or similar is encouraged both during events and between individuals, as long as it is done in a respectful and thoughtful manner that is sensitive to the issues people experience due to systemic racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination.

Details

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

Enforcement

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.

Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!

Reporting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by:

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure your concerns will remain private at your discretion. They may involve other organizers to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.