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Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association APLA/ALPA 35

Language and Dialect on the Outer Edge

Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia
November 4-5, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Joan Houston Hall
Chief Editor, Dictionary of America Regional English, University of Wisconsin

We invite proposals, in English or French, for papers in any area of linguistics and especially papers on the main conference theme. Language and Dialect on the Outer Edge will explore languages and dialects, their roles, and the factors that sustain and threaten their existence. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Presentations are 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 for discussion).

Abstract Submissions
Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding title and references, and must be submitted by Monday, September 30, 2011. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and replies will be sent by mid-October.

Please submit abstracts by regular mail at the address below or by email to as an attachment (preferably in MSWord or pdf). In the subject field of the email, enter APLA 35 Abstract. In the body of the email, include the following information:

1. Title of the paper
2. Name(s) of presenter(s)
3. Department and affiliation
4. Student, faculty member, retired, other
5. Email address
6. Postal Address and phone number
7. Indicate the session the abstract is for:
(a) the conference theme or (b) the general linguistic theme

The registration fee for the conference is $80 ($40 for retirees and $20 for students). All presenters must be members of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association (APLA). The annual membership fee of $30 ($15 for students) may be paid at the conference.

For more information about APLA, please visit

Bill Davey,
Cape Breton University,
P.O. Box 5300,
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

French Version

Cape Breton University

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Rd.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Canada B1P 6L2

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