Cornell University
August 17 – 20, 2020

We invite submission of abstracts for 30-minute oral presentations (with an additional 10 minutes for questions) or posters on any topic in natural language semantics with relevance to linguistic theory.

The workshop on focus and information structure has the same submission and reviewing process as the main session. Please indicate on the submission form that you wish to be considered for the workshop.

Submission details

Deadline: Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)

Submissions should be made via the SALT 30 EasyChair site. We expect to notify authors of their acceptance in early February of 2020.


Abstracts must be anonymous. The main text should be at most 2 pages (US Letter or A4) in length, including examples, with an optional third page for references or also large graphs, tables, pictures, and figures. The abstract should use a 12pt font and 1 inch margins (for US Letter) or 3 cm margins (for A4) on all four sides. The abstract must be submitted as a single PDF file. These limitations will be strictly enforced. In addition to the intellectual interest of the abstract, clarity and readability will also be taken into account in reviewing.

SALT 30 will feature a poster session. Poster presentations will be published as regular papers in the proceedings. Poster presenters will be asked to give a short lightning round presentation prior to the poster session.


Authors may be involved in at most two abstracts and may be the sole author of at most one abstract.

SALT does not accept papers that at the time of the conference have been published or have been accepted for publication. In addition, preference will be given to presentations that are not duplicated at other major conferences.

If the work or a close variant of it is under submission to or accepted for publication or presentation in any other major venue (such as a national or international conference or a journal/book chapter), we request that the authors create a small section titled "Additional Submission" after the references at the end of the paper. This section should include the other venue(s) for which the work has been submitted, the status of those submissions, and an indication of any major aspects of the SALT abstract not submitted elsewhere. We require that authors update us by email if/when there is a relevant change in the status of other submissions.

SALT has a code of conduct and by submitting an abstract and by attending the conference, you are agreeing to abide by the code.


All papers presented at the conference (including oral presentations, posters, and alternates, and including presentations at the workshop) will be published in a SALT 30 volume following the conclusion of the conference.