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Don’t miss early bird registration for LSA Summer Institute 2017 at University of Kentucky!

LSA Summer Institute 2017 – University of Kentucky

Why throw away over $300? 

Don’t miss out – Register NOW! 

Register now and save! Early bird registration ends March 1, 2017. If you have already taken advantage of the early bird rate, please don’t forget to let us know about your plans and accommodations.

Reminder, you can modify your schedule until June 20, 2017. Check out all 60+ courses available at this year’s Institute.

Only two weeks left… Register NOW 

To register for the 2017 Linguistic Institute:

  1. Loginor create an account.
  2. Select the courses you are interested in:
    • Select up to 4 courses
    • Log-in any time to change your schedule and update your accommodations – even after submitting payment!
    • Change your course selections online until June 20, 2017*.
  3. After selecting your courses and accommodations, you will be redirected to our off-site merchant service for credit card processing. Your registration is not considered complete until payment is received.

*After this date, you will be able to change your schedule – in person – at our main office when you arrive on campus.


While you are choosing your courses, be sure to check out the growing lists of conferences, workshops, and events offered.

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Register by March 1, 2017 for the Early Bird Rate. Be sure to fill out the accommodations section, so we can best plan and arrange for your stay.

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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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LSA 2017 Summer Institute at UK

The Linguistic Society of America ( is hosting its biennial summer linguistic institute at the University of Kentucky in 2017. The institute hasn’t been in the SECOL region since the mid-1980s (Georgetown, 1985). We hope everyone can come! If you are interested in proposing to teach a course for the institute, please see for more information. And stay tuned for information to come (also at that website) about registration, housing, and more! If you have additional questions, please contact the co-directors, Rusty Barrett ( and Andrew Hippisley (

Dr. Jeutonne P. Brewer

Dr. Jeutonne P. Brewer, 76, passed away on April 5, 2016. Jeutonne taught linguistics at UNC Greensboro for 30 years and also served as Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences. A service to celebrate Jeutonne’s life will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, Sedgefield Chapel. Those in attendance are encouraged to share their fond memories; the family will receive friends at the funeral home at 1:00. Online condolences can be made here; memorial contributions in Jeutonne’s name may be directed to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro NC 27405.


sound recording of her talk at LAVIS III


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.

Assistant Professor in Linguistics University of Alabama

The University of Alabama English Department invites applications for one tenure-track (9 month) position in Applied Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will have a PhD in linguistics or applied linguistics; an active, successful research agenda with a primary emphasis in ESL writing; and a record of effective teaching.

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