We invite submission for papers in all areas of language research related to any aspect of Spanish in the United States or Spanish in contact with other languages, including but not limited to the following:

  • bilingualism
  • educational policies and practices
  • formal aspects of US Spanish
  • heritage language learning and teaching
  • language and identity
  • language and the law
  • language contact and change
  • language ideologies
  • language in politics and politics of language
  • language maintenance
  • language planning
  • language policy
  • language rights
  • linguistic anthropology
  • linguistic variation
  • mass media and Spanish
  • Spanish in the professions
  • Spanish and the economy

Abstracts not exceeding 300 words (excluding title and references) should be submitted electronically no later than November 1, 2016. Papers will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10-minute Q&A period. Authors may submit a total of two abstracts, one individual and one joint. Submissions for panels will also be accepted. A panel should include a 300-word description and three to four abstracts related to the panel theme. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously.