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  • FAQ: General info
    Proceedings Project please do not abbreviate the publisher to just Cascadilla What is your privacy policy Like any business we keep records of customer contact information order history and payment information Much of this is required by the IRS and our credit card processor We are very careful about what we do with that information We have never sold our mailing list We will never sell or give away a customer s e mail address We do send out very occasional announcements by e mail of new titles and other news from Cascadilla Press so if you are a customer you may receive one of those announcements If you would prefer not to receive any future e mail announcements from us please send a message to webmaster cascadilla com and we will remove your e mail address from our mailing list Our web site uses cookies for the shopping cart system in order to keep track of what items you have in your cart but nothing else You can use everything on our site except the shopping cart with cookies turned off If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy please send a message to webmaster cascadilla com What is your federal ID number The federal ID number for Cascadilla Press is 04 3261065 Is Cascadilla Press an independent company Yes and we are very proud of that Cascadilla Press is a privately held company not affiliated with any university or with any other publisher That means that we can and do make our business decisions based on what is best for our customers our authors and our employees Where does the name Cascadilla come from Cascadilla is a place name used extensively around Ithaca New York where Cornell University is located There s a Cascadilla Creek

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  • FAQ: Buying from Cascadilla Press
    include a note with your order saying that you want to consider the book for possible course adoption and do not include any payment We ll need to know the name of the course semester and anticipated enrollment We will send your exam copy along with an invoice dated 60 days in the future If you decide to require the book for the course return the invoice along with a note confirming that you have placed a bookstore order for the course If you decide not to adopt the book you can either return it or pay the invoice What are your shipping rates Shipping within the US is 6 for the first item 3 for each additional item Air mail shipping outside the US is 15 for the first item 6 for each additional item Two volume sets count as two items Why are your shipping rates different from the actual postage on the package Our shipping rates include the cost of packaging materials as well as the handling cost of entering the order into our accounting system packing the order and shipping it out We must also take into account the number of packages that are lost or destroyed in transit which we then have to reship To keep our shipping rates easy to calculate we average all of these costs and the actual postage costs and set shipping rates which will cover these costs The shipping rate for your package may be less or more than the actual postage When will my order be shipped We ship orders within one to two business days of when we receive them Occasionally an order is delayed and then we contact the customer to let them know the situation For forthcoming books we ship the books as soon as we have them back from the printers This can take a couple of days when there are hundreds of books going out but we do not hold advance orders until an artificial publication date When will my order arrive Shipping within the US is usually by FedEx Ground or Priority First Class mail FedEx Ground takes from 2 8 days depending on distance from Boston Priority First Class mail usually takes 3 5 days Air mail shipping to other countries is by Global Priority Mail or air mail and usually takes 1 3 weeks What if I need my order shipped overnight We do our best to accommodate special requests such as overnight shipping If we hear from you earlier in the day it s more likely that we ll be able to get your order out that day Overnight shipping rates depend on the weight of the package and the destination and are often 20 to 30 per book within the United States FedEx shipping to other countries usually takes 2 4 days and can cost more than 45 per book If you place an order by e mail or on our web site requesting overnight shipping please include a

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  • FAQ: Information for resellers
    the US are generally sent by FedEx Ground though we may use USPS First Class Priority Mail for small orders The shipping and handling charge for shipments within the US is 6 00 for the first item and 3 00 for each additional item Shipments outside the US are generally sent by USPS International First Class Mail or USPS International Priority Mail The shipping and handling charge for shipments outside the US is 15 00 for the first item and 6 00 for each additional item Faster shipping is available by FedEx please check with us for prices if you need faster shipping We do not ship via UPS and we do not ship on collect terms or 3rd party accounts How quickly do you process orders from resellers Most orders from resellers are processed and shipped within 2 business days If you are in a rush please tell us and we will expedite your order Do you accept returns from resellers Yes we accept limited returns from resellers within 6 months as long as the items are still in new not shelf worn condition Returns must be double boxed Please do not attempt to return used worn or damaged items Send returns to Cascadilla Press Attn RETURNS 11 Lyman Avenue Medford MA 02155 USA You do not need advance authorization or an RMA for returns Please do include your original order number or invoice number so we can issue credit appropriately Also let us know whether you want us to keep your credit amount on file or if we should send you a refund check Return quantities are limited after 30 days to 25 of the original quantity ordered or 3 copies whichever is greater You will have full return privileges for small orders of 1 3 copies If you want to stock an item on a trial basis and you need full return privileges for a larger quantity please contact us to make arrangements beforehand Multiple orders for the same title are combined to calculate quantities so 4 orders of 2 copies each is considered the same as 1 order of 8 copies If you return damaged items we will have to reject those items and charge you our standard shipping rate for shipping them back to you In egregious cases we will have to cancel your future return privileges entirely Again please do not attempt to return used worn or damaged items Do you accept advance orders for books not yet published Yes On some books we offer a prepublication discount this cannot be combined with the reseller discount We will apply whichever discount is greater Do you accept standing orders for book series Yes You just need to tell us the name of the series what volume number you want to start your order with and what quantity you want What should we do if we receive a defective item If an item is defective such as a book with a page missing let us know

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  • FAQ: Submitting a manuscript
    for new software or games Always This is one of the ways in which we stand apart from other linguistics publishers We will consider any product which can make it easier for linguists to perform research present their results or teach a facet of linguistics We knew that linguists would enjoy products like Magnetic Phonetics but we are particularly gratified that it has been successfully used in classes to help students learn the IPA What information should I put in my proposal What we re looking for in a book proposal is 1 A description of the book What is the book about How long is it What topics does it cover in depth When do you expect the final manuscript to be ready 2 A placement of the book in the field How does it fit in with the current literature Which literature does it build on which literature does it disagree with what new things does the book offer 3 A description of the expected audience Is the book meant as a scholarly monograph or as a textbook What fields and subfields would readers be coming from and why would they want to read this book 4 A sample chapter or a substantial section of a chapter and the introduction if available We review proposals to determine whether the book seems like a good fit for Cascadilla Press If it does we invite submission of the full manuscript for peer review We re not picky about the actual format of the proposal though single sided pages are easier for us to handle and Times or some similar font is easier for us to read than Courier Monaco or Arial Where should I send my proposal Please send your proposal to Cascadilla Press Attn Michael Bernstein 11 Lyman Avenue Medford MA 02155 USA You can also send e mail directly to Michael Bernstein at michael cascadilla com Will you consider a manuscript submitted to other publishers As a firm rule and one which is shared by many other publishers for both books and journal articles Cascadilla Press does not consider full manuscripts which are under consideration by other publishers We are happy to review book proposals to determine whether a book looks interesting and appropriate for our catalog We are also happy to answer questions about any aspect of our publication process to help authors decide where to submit their manuscripts We expect that many authors will be contacting several publishers simultaneously at this stage of the process although we are always delighted when we are an author s first choice Asking us to review a full manuscript however entails a large time commitment on the part of both Cascadilla Press and the two or more peer reviewers to whom we send the manuscript We cannot ask reviewers to carefully read and comment on a manuscript when their work is being duplicated by other reviewers for other publishers The number of scholars with both the available time and inclination

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  • FAQ: About conference proceedings
    conference proceedings A fully edited book is similar to a journal in both cases the work goes through both peer review and professional copy editing and is presented in a final polished form How does Cascadilla Press decide which conference proceedings to publish The information below explains how we have chosen conference proceedings in the past Cascadilla Press will continue to publish our established series such as BUCLD and WCCFL and we will consider new proposals for proceedings to be published on CD ROM if there will be at least 500 registrants and the proceedings will be included as part of the registration fee All other proposals for conference proceedings should be directed to Cascadilla Proceedings Project an imprint started by Cascadilla Press in 2003 which focuses on publishing linguistics proceedings We receive a lot of requests to publish conference proceedings and we have to turn down most of those requests The biggest obstacle is usually not the quality of the papers but rather the financial viability of publishing the proceedings Even though proceedings do not require in house editorial work they still entail significant costs in production printing shipping storage advertising and sales Here are some of the factors which affect our decision 1 If the conference is part of an ongoing series will we be the publishers for future proceedings It is important to have a consistent publisher for a conference proceedings series Having a consistent publisher means that customers know where to order the proceedings regular presenters at the conference become familiar with the style sheet researchers know where to find the proceedings libraries know how to order the proceedings and the publisher knows how to reach the most likely customers 2 If the conference is part of an ongoing series is there a continuing committee for

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  • FAQ: Copyrights and coursepacks
    Proceedings of the 24th annual Boston University Conference on Language Developement ed S C Howell et al Somerville MA Cascadilla Press Who should I ask for permission to quote from a book published by Cascadilla Press In most cases nobody We strongly support the doctrine of fair use which is designed to protect free expression academic discourse and scholarly progress If you need to quote from a book in order to discuss an idea reanalyze some data or write a review you should not have to ask for permission You should cite the original work appropriately of course Can I include part of a Cascadilla Press book in a coursepack That is usually fine You can ask us for permission for anything published by Cascadilla Press If the copyright notice on an article says the copyright belongs to the author you can choose to ask either us or the author for permission As is customary we charge a small fee for each copy made Coursepack requests should be sent to Cascadilla Press P O Box 440355 Somerville MA 02144 USA fax 1 617 776 2271 e mail sales cascadilla com Will Cascadilla Press pay copyright fees on behalf of authors No Like most publishers we leave responsibility for copyright fees with the authors Keep in mind that some uses of copyrighted material are fair use and do not require permission from the copyright holder What is fair use Fair use is a legal doctrine in the United States allowing the use of copyrighted material in certain situations Those situations are not clearly defined and there is a tremendous amount of misinformation available which purports to define fair use clearly Here is what the law says Section 107 Limitations on exclusive rights Fair Use Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A the fair use of a copyrighted work including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section for purposes such as criticism comment news reporting teaching including multiple copies for classroom use scholarship or research is not an infringement of copyright In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include 1 the purpose and character of the use including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes 2 the nature of the copyrighted work 3 the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole and 4 the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work None of these four factors is determinative by itself and as you can see there are no clear percentage guidelines No single factor can make a particular case fall under fair use or not The most common situation which authors ask us about involves including a small portion of a work in an academic paper or book to be published

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  • FAQ: Cascadilla Press web site
    order to keep track of what items you have in your cart You can use everything on our site except the shopping cart with cookies turned off Is your web site secure Yes Our shopping cart system is fully secure and we also protect our customers credit card information after we receive it We do not store our customers credit card information on the Internet Why don t you have more graphics That s a deliberate design choice Many of our customers are on slow connections and graphics can take a long time to load We also want our site to be usable by screen readers for the visually impaired So we do not use any animations we use limited graphics and tables and we do not use frames This all results in pages which load faster The shopping cart system requires graphics but the rest of our site is usable with graphics turned off How should I make a suggestion regarding your web site Please send e mail to webmaster cascadilla com We want our web site to be easy to use and we want it to contain the information you re looking for Even if something will take

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  • FAQ: Proofing PDF files
    file on screen and make sure everything looks ok on screen This step is not as important as checking the printouts it is just an easy way to look through the document quickly to see if you notice any obvious mistakes 3 Print out the PDF file and go through this printout line by line to make sure everything looks ok It is possible for mistakes to appear on the printout that did not appear on screen so check the printout carefully Also compare the version you printed to the printout that was mailed to you What sorts of problems should I be looking for If you supplied a PostScript or PDF file Check figures to make sure that the details are still clear and that no edges have been cut off Check all characters in specialty fonts to make sure that they still look like the right characters since fonts occasionally change in the process of generating a PDF file Check that all accents and diacritics print out correctly Check that there are no letters or words with spacing that makes them hard to read such as overlapping letters If you supplied a word processor file of any sort Check all of the above Also check that all text is still present since file conversions sometimes lose sentences or paragraphs Check that figures and tables are still placed reasonably close to where they are mentioned in the text since these must sometimes be moved to accommodate page breaks Check that all footnotes and references are still present What sorts of problems should I ignore Ignore changes in shading of a figure or table as long as the figure or table is still clear Ignore all typos or mistakes that were in the original file you provided Can I correct

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