FASL proceedings and meetings. The proceedings from FASL 11 are
- The proceedings from the Special session on Slavic Psycholinguistics
published by Cahiers Linguistiques
d'Ottawa. E-mail: email@example.com.
- The FASL-12 proceedings will be published by Michigan
Slavic Publications. Dear Contributor to
When you prepare your paper for the proceedings of FASL 12 which
will be published by Jindrich Toman's Michigan Slavic Publications, please
observe the guidelines below, which are the same as those for the last few
Please note that the deadline for the first draft has been changed
to September 1, 2003.
Many thanks in advance for your contribution.
Olga Arnaudova, Wayles Browne, Maria Luisa Rivero, and Danijela Stojanovic
Editors, Proceedings of FASL 12
Department of Linguistics
University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Ave East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Formats for electronic submission
We would like to request both a hard copy and an electronic version of
your contribution(s) (see below for deadlines), on disk or via e-mail
attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The electronic version should be in
a Word format.
Length of the paper
The absolute limit on all papers is no more than 20 pages, preferably
less. (Invited speaker papers may be up to 30 pages)
Deadlines and procedures
There will be a two-step procedure:
1. Please send a hard copy and one electronic copy of the first version by
September 1, 2003.
First version:The editors will scan the article for major weaknesses,
suggest improvements, cuts, etc., and check the style sheet (see below).
It is thus crucial that you do not send an informal draft, but a copy that
approximates the final version as closely as possible. In most cases only
minor changes will be necessary; in others, more extensive revisions may
be requested. Your article has been accepted on the basis of the abstract;
however, in cases where there is a drastic clash in quality between the
abstract and the article, the editors reserve the right to reject the
article. Such decisions will involve an additional peer reviewer and are
not expected to be the rule, in any case.
2. Please return the revised (and final) version by January
Second version: This version should incorporate the reviewers suggestions.
These will be sent by the editors to Jindrich Toman who will collate them
and have them printed as is.
Note that these are absolute deadlines and will be strictly enforced. If
you do not meet either of these deadlines, your paper cannot appear in the
Copyright for individual contributions remains with individual authors;
copyright for the entire collection stays with Michigan Slavic
In general, try to imitate the style of a professionally edited journal,
such as Linguistic Inquiry, NLLT, Journal of Slavic Linguistics, etc.,
rather than the style of a term paper, an administrative report, or, for
that matter, CLS and similar proceedings. Since our intention is to insure
as much uniformity as possible, we ask that you consult
earlier FASL volumes. These will serve as good examples to imitate.
Prepare camera ready copy on a laser printer, if at all possible. Look for
high resolution laser printers if you can.
This is perhaps the only unusual thing about this style-sheet. Assuming
that you print on the standard paper-size 8 1/2 by 11 inches, set the
margins as follows (in inches):
left & right: 2
This will yield a writing area four-and-a-half inches wide and
six-and-three-quarter inches high (in centimeters: 11.5 by 16.5), placed
in the middle of each sheet. This will be the real-life size of your
article as it will appear in the book. There will be no reduction during
the production process, and you in turn should not produce the required
4.5 by 6.75 inch box by reducing a larger original on a copy machine. We
ask that you set these margins when you prepare your first draft, so that
we dont have to guess how long your article is actually going to be.
Try to use a font from the Times font family; avoid self-made,
idiosyncratic, or just poorly designed old fonts. Please make sure you
save your file with the fonts embedded, or send us your fonts as
Recommended: 12 points main text (9 points footnotes) if you select Times;
other fonts may make the same visual impact with 11 points (8 for
footnotes). In any case, do not print your article in too small a
If you can, use a value between single-spaced and one-and-a-half spaced
(e.g. 13 pts). Otherwise use single spacing. Use of diacritics,
superscripts, and subscripts should not change line spacing.
Begin each paragraph, except the first in a section, with a .25 inch
indent. The first paragraph of each section is not indented. Do not leave
a blank line between paragraphs.
Paragraphs should be right and left justified throughout, including the
bibliography and footnotes.
Standard word-processing programs may occasionally produce huge gaps
within lines when you justify paragraphs. Try to fix the gaps through
moderate hyphenation when you are finished; i.e., hyphenate compounds,
clear prefixes and suffixes, etc. Thus: under-stand, some-thing, pre-cede,
etc. Use moderate hyphenation also in the bibliography and footnotes if
Use footnotes at the bottom of each page following the style of most
journals. Select the separator line option.
Give the title, your name(s) and affiliation(s). These should be centered,
on the first page. The title itself should be in 14 pt Times and boldface.
If you wish, place snail-mail and/or e-mail addresses at the very end of
the paper, after the bibliography.
Follow recent issues of Linguistic Inquiry.
Please do not paginate, but write page number lightly with pencil on the
reverse side of each sheet.
Refrain from underlining; use italics where older style sheets recommend
underlining (both in the main text and in the bibliography).
Use the orphan control feature to avoid stranded half-lines overflowing
onto the next page; use this feature also in bibliography and footnotes.
In indented examples, use keep together or similar commands so as not to
separate glosses or translations from the actual example. (The two or
three lines of an indented example always stay on the same page.)
If you have several levels of section headings, use the same system as
Linguistic Inquiry, i.e. boldface for the first level, italics for the
second level, italics run into the
paragraph for the third level. Again, do not underline.
You probably cannot avoid them, but life becomes much easier once you
render simple graphs by bracketed strings (on a single line).