Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2018

Welcome to the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2018 hosted by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. We look forward to seeing you October 25-27, 2018!

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Salikoko Mufwene, University of Chicago

Dr. Dale Koike, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Luis Andrade, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Dr. Patience Epps, University of Texas at Austin

Organizing Committee

Sandro Sessarego | sandrosessarego@austin.utexas.edu

Sergio Romero | sergio.romero@austin.utexas.edu

Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana | colomina-alminana_juan@austin.utexas.edu

Call Deadline: May 8, 2018

The purpose of this conference is to bring together scholars to share original linguistic research that analyzes Spanish and Portuguese data or data from contact situations between Spanish, Portuguese and other languages.

We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion), as well as for poster presentations, on any aspect of linguistic research. In particular, we look forward to receiving studies dealing with synchronic and diachronic approaches to theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language variation and change, contact linguistics, bilingualism, Spanish in the US, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, multimodality, language policy and pidgin & creole languages.

Papers and poster presentations can be delivered in Spanish, Portuguese or English.

Posters should not exceed the size limit of 48 x 36 inches.

Submit your abstract here: Submit Abstract (Easy Abs)

Professor Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach Scholarship

HLS 2018 is featuring the Professor Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach Scholarship to honor the memory of a great linguist, who unexpectedly passed away in 2016 at the young age of 49.

Professor Gutiérrez-Rexach contributed immensely to our field and was among one of the first organizers of the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium back in 1998, when he co-organized, with Professor Fernando Martínez-Gil, the second edition of this conference at the Ohio State University.

The scholarship will cover conference fees and provide a modest award to the winner. Students are invited to submit their abstracts to HLS 2018.

When applying for this scholarship, please clearly indicate in your abstract that you are a student applying for the Professor Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach Scholarship: Submit Abstract (Easy Abs)

A committee of experts will review them and the best abstract will be awarded the scholarship.


Date: October 25-27, 2018

Venue: San Jacinto Residence Hall (SJH)

309 E 21st Street

Austin, TX 78705

Map of the location: https://maps.utexas.edu/buildings/UTM/SJH