Texas Linguistics Society 12 (TLSXII) is a graduate-student run conference in linguistics to be held over November 13-15 2009. The meeting's general session covers all areas of linguistic interest. There are, in addition, two concurrent events: one parasession and The 5th Workshop on Discourse Structure in honor of Carlota S. Smith. The parasession has as its theme "Approaches to Semantics and Pragmatics Based on Naturally Occurring Data, Elicitation, and Experimentation." The 5th Workshop on Discourse Structure in honor of Carlota S. Smith will focus on two areas of research in which Professor Smith did much pioneering work: the semantics of temporal location, tense, and aspect, and research into modes of discourse. Talks for this workshop are by invitation. The list of invited speakers and their schedules is available here.