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.