Ballot Issues 2016

Ballot will be available through October 15, 2016.

As discussed at the 2016 annual meeting and following detailed discussions at both the 2014 and 2015 meetings, the SECOL Executive Committee is asking for a vote on the three issues below by the SECOL membership, pursuant to Article 5 of the Constitution.

According to the Constitution, the balloting procedure is as follows: “By June 1, the Secretary will conduct a vote, by electronically distributing a downloadable ballot to the membership, with instructions for mailing or e-mailing the ballot back to the Secretary by October 1, anonymous balloting not being required. To take effect, an amendment must have the approval of two-thirds of those voting.” The inclusion of website voting (by logging onto the SECOL website as a member) does not preclude hard copy or e-mail voting, so if this is your preference, you will find a downloadable ballot on the website that can be sent as an attachment or via snailmail to the Secretary ( or to her University of Alabama English Department address. (Ballot Issues 2016 Hardcopy )

To participate in the online vote, please log into the website with your username and password for the site.

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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”).