The International Linguistic Association 61st Annual Conference

11-13 March 2016
Hofstra University

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Conference Theme: Culinary Linguistics

Recently, much attention has been given to the idea of the language of food in the media and among linguists and other scholars across the disciplines. In addition, a number of books concerning this topic have been published in the last three years. Authors analyze food from various angles such as the linguistic history of culinary terms; the linguistics of food advertising and culinary arts programs; the linguistic components of recipes, menus, labels, restaurant reviews; the discourse of food production and consumption; and the comparison of cooking and dining practices across cultures. The ILA invites submissions that explore these and other connections between linguistics and food.

Slate of Candidates for Approval at the Annual Business Meeting


  • President Jo Anne Kleifgen
  • Vice President Maureen T. Matarese-Balmat
  • Secretary Kate Parry
  • Treasurer Josef Fioretta


  • David K. Barnhart
  • Eugenio Chang-Rodriguez
  • Effie Papatzikou Cochran
  • Peter T. Daniels
  • Alice Deakins
  • Sheila M. Embleton
  • Kathryn English
  • Tammy Gales
  • Hermann W. Haller
  • Kathleen McClure
  • Kathleen O'Connor-Bater
  • Kanavillil Rajagopalan
  • Solomon J. Sara S.J.
  • Elly Van Gelderen
  • Jonathan J. Webster
  • David Wible

Honorary Member

  • Frank Horowitz

Election Committee

  • David K. Barnhart
  • Hermann W. Haller
  • Cathy McClure

Hotel Information

The Long Island Marriott Hotel is Hofstra's preferred hotel, as it is the most conveniently located to the conference venue (less than a mile away).

The Long Island Marriott is offering a special group rate: $179.00 per night.

  • Start date: 3/10/2016
  • End date: 3/13/2016
  • Last day to book: 2/11/2016
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Conference Registration Information

Pre-Registration fees (received by February 15)

  • ILA Members: $200 (conference fee for paid-up 2016 ILA members)
  • Non-Members: $260 (includes conference fee & $60 membership with 1 yr WORD subscription)
  • Students/Retirees: $130 (includes conference fee & $30 membership with 1 yr WORD subscription)
  • Registration fees after February 15:

  • ILA Members: $250 (conference fee for paid-up 2016 ILA members)
  • Non-Members: $310 (conference fee + $60 membership with 1 yr WORD subscription)
  • Students/Retirees: $160 (conference fee + $30 membership with 1 yr WORD subscription)
  • Undergraduate Students: $10
  • ONE DAY Registration (on-site):

  • Members and Non-Members: $100
  • Students and Retirees: $75
  • The fee for undergraduates to attend is $10 and undergraduates at Hofstra University attend for FREE.

    Registration fees

    Inquiries may be sent to the Conference Co-Chairs:
    Kathleen O'Connor-Bater, or Josef Fioretta,

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