Special Sessions Proposals

Special Sessions may be proposed on any linguistic topic that would be of interest to meeting attendees, but we especially welcome proposals that provide a forum in which scholars of different orientations communicate with one another or that showcase research that uses different types of data (corpus, lab, etc.) to address a similar problem.

Submission of Special Session Proposals
The proposer/s should send directly to the conference organizers the following information/items by the November 15, 2019:

  • Title of Session
  • Organizer/s and Affiliation/s
  • Brief overview of topic and why it is particularly suitable for a special session
  • Preferred format for the 90-minute session (e.g., 3 papers (@ 20 minutes + questions or 4 papers (@15 minutes + discussion, etc.; other ideas would be considered if you would like to suggest something).
  • Proposed organization of the sessions, with names of presenters, titles, and brief abstracts [200 words] (this cannot be anonymous).

Please do NOT include the author’s information on the abstracts; instead, provide a separate list of the authors and the corresponding abstract titles.

We will send out the full proposal to (at least) two reviewers in the research area for evaluation of the overall plan. The individual abstracts must also be submitted as regular abstracts, but we will handle the results somewhat differently.

  • If there are some small problems (e.g., one abstract is rejected), but the overall assessment of the proposal and most abstracts is positive, we will work with the organizer of the session to either address the issue or submit a substitution (though this may delay the final decision).
  • If it is determined that the special session is not feasible for some reason, all of the individual abstracts will still have a chance of being accepted, as they will have undergone the standard review process.