Instructions for Submission of Abstracts (Electronic Format only)
Please read the Society and Conference Rules before submitting an abstract.
Please follow these seven instructions carefully. If the instructions are not followed, abstracts WILL BE rejected altogether and will not be considered. No acknowledgement of receipt will be sent in the case of such submissions. Late abstracts will not be considered or acknowledged. A person may submit three abstracts maximum, one individual and two as part of a group of authors or as part of different groups of authors, but may not submit two single-authored papers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that all conference papers are normally distributed AFTER the conference. The format for the submission of papers will be sent to all those whose abstracts have been accepted and whose papers will have been delivered at the conference.
1 .Abstracts are more often rejected because they omit crucial information rather than because of errors in what they do include. Make sure the abstract clearly indicates your point.
2. Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper, but is as short as possible.
3. State the problem or research question, with specific reference to relevant prior research.
4. State the main point or argument of the proposed presentation
5. Cite sufficient data, and explain why and how they support the main point or argument. When examples are in languages or varieties other than standard English, provide word-by-word glosses and capitalise the portions of the examples which are critical to the argument. Explain abbreviations at their first occurrence.
6. Indicate the nature of the research design and the specific hypothesis. If your paper is not yet complete, report the results you have already obtained (or what you expect to obtain) in sufficient detail so that your abstract may be properly evaluated.
7. State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future development of the field. Describe analyses in as much detail as possible. Avoid saying in effect "a solution to this problem will be presented." State what the "solution" is/might be. If you are taking a stand on an issue, summarise the arguments that lead you to your position.
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