25th Conference on Spanish in the United States and
10th Spanish in Contact with Other Languages
March 26-29, 2015
Founded in 1980, the Spanish in the US Conference brings together researchers from various disciplines - such as linguistics, sociology, anthropology, education, and legal studies - investigating a wide range of topics related to Spanish and Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Since 1991, the Spanish in the US Conference has been held in conjunction with the Spanish in Contact with Other Languages Conference, allowing productive connections between researchers focusing on the US context and researchers investigating the entire Spanish-speaking world. In recent years, interest and participation have increased dramatically, thanks to both the growing public and scholarly recognition of Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. The conference is now held every two years, in odd years.
Desde su primer encuentro en 1980, el congreso sobre el español en los Estados Unidos reúne a investigadores de varias disciplinas -como lingüística, sociología, antropología, educación, estudios legales, entre otras- dedicados al análisis de temas relacionados con el español y las comunidades hispanohablantes en los Estados Unidos. Desde 1991, el congreso sobre el español en los Estados Unidos se ha celebrado junto con el congreso sobre el español en contacto con otras lenguas, lo que ha permitido múltiples contactos entre investigadores centrados en el ámbito estadounidense y especialistas de otras partes del mundo hispanohablante. Durante los últimos años, el interés hacia estos temas ha crecido espectacularmente, gracias al reconocimiento público y académico alcanzado por la comunidad hispana en el país. Desde 2005, el congreso se celebra cada dos años, en años impares.
Call for Papers:
We invite submission for papers in all areas of language research related to any aspect of Spanish in the United States or Spanish in contact with other languages including but not limited to the following: bilingualism, educational policies and practices, formal aspects of US Spanish, heritage language learning and teaching, language and identity, language and the law, language change, language contact, language ideologies, language in politics and politics of language, language maintenance, language planning, language policy, language rights, linguistic variation, mass media and Spanish, Spanish in the professions, and Spanish and the economy. Multidisciplinary, multimethods, and collaborative cutting-edge scholarship is welcome.
The conference will include a series of Special Sessions on the teaching and learning of Spanish as a second and/or heritage language.
Abstracts not exceeding 300 words (excluding title and references) should be submitted electronically no later than October 15, 2014. Papers will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10 minute question period. Authors may submit a total of two abstracts, one individual and one joint. Submissions for panels will also be accepted. A panel should include a 300 word description and four abstracts related to the panel theme. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously.
1. Papers/panels may be delivered in English or Spanish, with papers in Spanish especially encouraged.
2. Abstracts must clearly present a specific thesis statement and include a description of topic, approach, and conclusions. To preserve anonymity during the review process, authors should not include their names or otherwise reveal their identities anywhere in the abstract.
3. Please specify the title of the paper/panel, area of research, name, academic affiliation, and email in the abstract submission.
4. Abstracts must be submitted through EasyAbstracts (EasyAbs): http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/SiUS.2015. Abstracts will be accepted starting May 1.