Call for papers (Deadline: September 15, 2006) [Español]

We are now accepting submissions for an edited volume of selected papers from the conferences. Please see the detailed information and instructions.

Submissions are invited for papers on original, unpublished research on any area related to Spanish in the United States or Spanish in contact with other languages including but not limited tothe following: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.

Papers may be given in Spanish or English, with papers in Spanish especially encouraged. 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. The publication of a volume of selected papers is planned.

Abstract format and submission instructions
Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Abstract may be submitted in either Spanish or English, and should be sent as Rich Text Format (RTF) documents.

On the first page please include the following:
•  Paper title
•  Name, academic affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of each author
•  Conference for which the paper is intended ("Spanish in the United States" or "Spanish in Contact")
•  Three keywords
•  A 50-75 word abstract to be included in the conference program if submission is accepted.

On a separate page please include the following:
•  Paper title
•  A 325-word anonymous abstract
•  Word count (not including references)
•  Full references.

Submit abstracts as a single email attachment (NOT in the body of the email) to

Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by e-mail as soon as possible. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to first authors by October 31, 2006.

While electronic submissions are strongly preferred, you may mail hard copy submission to:

Spanish in the US/Spanish in contact
Jiménez Hall 2202
Department of Spanish and Portuguese/SLLC
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

All abstracts must be received by September 15, 2006.


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