SECOL LXXXIII (83) was held at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, on March 28-31, 2016. More information may be found “here”

Attention student presenters at SECOL 83: Student members of SECOL can apply for the Reza Ordoubadian Award, a prize presented annually, recognizing the best student paper presented at the spring conference. Winners will receive a cash award, complimentary membership in SECOL, and the possibility to publish their papers in the Southern Journal of Linguistics. To be considered, please send an electronic copy of the paper (preferably PDF) to the Secretary, Catherine Evans Davies ( no later than January 7, 2017. Winners will be announced at the 2017 meeting in Charleston, SC. See for more information.


The Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) is dedicated to the advancement of the study of language in all its aspects. The annual spring conference provides a venue for SECOL members to read and discuss scholarly papers. The Southern Journal of Linguistics (SJL) publishes book reviews and peer reviewed articles. The SECOL newsletter is published* in October, January, and May.

As per the SECOL Constitution, meetings are held in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the Islands of the Caribbean. Membership is open to everyone interested in linguistics, regardless of residence.

*SECOL has not published a newsletter since 2010. The most up-to-date information about the organization can be found here at this website or on Facebook (simply search “SECOL”).