Call for Papers for 2011 LACUS Conference
The 2011 annual meeting of LACUS will be held August 9-12, 2011, at The University of Toledo located in Toledo, Ohio, at the western end of Lake Erie, where US I-80/90 crosses I-75, about 50 miles south of Detroit, Michigan.
Conference theme: Applying Theories of People Communicating
LACUS invites abstracts representing a broad range of approaches to language, including interdisciplinary topics and innovative ideas. The following list of topics is intended as suggestive rather than comprehensive:
- Translating as Communicating
- Human-Computer Interfaces
- Teaching Language Students to Communicate
- Language Policy
- Text and Discourse Analysis
- Simulation and Gaming
- Neurological Aspects of Communicating
The Presidents' Prize, which includes a cash award of US$500, will be awarded to the most outstanding paper presented at the conference by a younger scholar. For this purpose, most outstanding paper is defined as the paper judged as the one making the greatest contribution to knowledge, and younger scholar is defined as one who has received a doctor's degree within the past five years and who has not yet advanced to a tenured position. The judging is done by the Presidents Committee, consisting of the current President of LACUS and all former presidents in attendance at the meeting.
The Presidents' Predoctoral Prize, with a cash award of US$100, is given to the best paper (same criteria) by a person who has not yet attained a doctor's degree.
These prizes were instituted by former president Kenneth Pike.