SECOL LXXIX (79) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lexington Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, 2012.

The plenary speakers will be Michael Montgomery (University of South Carolina) and Mary Bucholtz (University of California, Santa Barbara). The conference theme, “Conference on Appalachian Language” (COAL), is designed to highlight the importance of the rich linguistic traditions of the people of the Appalachian Mountains, which make up the beautiful eastern landscape of Kentucky.

The Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) is dedicated to the advancement of the study of language in all its aspects. For more information about the organization, visit the SECOL website.

Questions about venue and arrangements may be addressed to the local host, Dr. Jennifer Cramer (

**Thanks to the following UK units for sponsoring this conference: Vice President for Research, College of Arts & Sciences, English Department, Appalachian Studies Program, American Studies Program, Linguistics Program, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, Hispanic Studies, Sociology Department, Anthropology Department, and the UK Linguistics Club.**