We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks and posters on any theoretical or formal aspect of natural language, including but not limited to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces.

Abstract Guidelines:

  • Abstracts, including references and data, must not exceed two A4 or letter pages, have 2.54 cm (1 inch) margins on all sides, and be set in Times New Roman with a font size no smaller than 11pt.
  • Examples, tables, graphs, etc. must be interspersed into the text of the abstract, rather than collected at the end.
  • The submission must not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any way.
  • Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one paper being single-authored.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format through the NELS 55 abstracts page, by June 24th, 2024 at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

NOTE: NELS 55 will give preference to new work. For this reason, authors will be asked on the EasyChair submission page to indicate if your work is under review for publication or has been accepted for presentation at a major conference. This information will not be shared with reviewers. 


  • Submission deadline: June 24th, 2024 at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
  • Notification of decisions: July 31st, 2024

Conference dates: October 17th-18th, 2024.