Research in linguistics seems to indicate that Anaxagoras was correct when remarking over two-thousand years ago that "appearances are a glimpse of the unseen." Indeed, linguistic landscapes provide insight on the population and the functional load of corresponding languages; research into un(der)documented languages sheds light on the degree of universality among languages and the important relationship between people and their environment; discourse analysis can uncover the ways in which we conceptualize and understand others, ourselves, and our world; and more theoretical research clarifies the relationship between modular levels of 'language' (as phenomenon) and its connection to human cognition. For this reason, analysis of the 'seen' requires one to consider the underlying 'unseen.' As a result, this special session welcomes submissions on any aspect of applied or theoretical linguistics from non-literary perspectives. Nevertheless, abstracts addressing the issue of the (un)seen, which is the theme for this year's conference, are especially welcome, though submissions on other topics within linguistics more broadly will also be considered. By July 28, 2024, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, a brief biographical blurb, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Troy E. Spier, Florida A&M University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.