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LINGUIST List 18.2895

Thu Oct 04 2007

Calls: General Ling/USA

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Message 1: Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Date: 02-Oct-2007
From: Akinloye Ojo <akinloyeuga.edu>
Subject: Annual Conference on African Linguistics
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Full Title: Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Short Title: ACAL 39

Date: 17-Apr-2008 - 20-Apr-2008
Location: Athens, Georgia, USA
Contact Person: Akinloye Ojo
Meeting Email: akinloyeuga.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Dec-2007

Meeting Description

The 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) will be held on April
17 - 20, 2008 at the University of Georgia, Athens. The theme of the conference
is 'Linguistic Research and the plight of Endangered Languages in Africa' The
organizers of the ACAL 39 would like to invite papers that address the
conference theme, or ANY other topic relating to African languages and linguistics.

The 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) will be held on April
17 - 20, 2008 at the University of Georgia, Athens.

Call for Papers

Abstracts for individual papers and panel proposals are invited for the 39th
Annual Conference on African Linguistics that will be held on April 17 to 20,
2008 at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA.

Conference Theme:
''Linguistic Research and the plight of Endangered Languages in Africa''

Special Invitation
Papers that report or highlight field work and research in the areas of language
documentation, the creation of orthographies and language engineering on the
African continent.

The organizers of the ACAL 39 would like to invite papers that address the
conference theme, or any other topic relating to African languages and linguistics.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Morphology
- Phonetics
- Phonology
- Pragmatics
- Semantics
- Sociolinguistics
- Syntax
- Language acquisition
- Language pedagogy
- Language planning
- Language use
- Language variation
- Language contact
- Computational linguistics
- The influence of African languages in the African Diaspora
- Other areas of linguistic research in Africa

Abstracts
- Abstracts can be written in English, French, Swahili, Yoruba, Manding or any
language spoken on the African continent. Abstracts should be 250 word maximum,
in a 12-point font.
- A short 100 word summary must accompany abstracts submitted in a language
other than English.
- (Conference presentations can be made in the same language used on the
abstract but copies of the summary or main ideas in English must be provided
prior to the conference).
- Abstracts must contain the full names, affiliation and contact information of
the author(s).
- Abstracts must be submitted by email (word attachments preferred) to either of
the following addresses: ACAL39gmail.com or acalingeorgiayahoo.com
- Abstracts containing special characters should be prepared and submitted in
PDF. format.
- Submission by fax is not acceptable. If you do not have regular access to
e-mail, you may submit one copy of your abstract by regular mail on a 3.5 inch
floppy disk (Microsoft Word documents only):

ACAL 39
African Studies Institute
321 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-0000

Deadline for submitting abstracts and proposals: December 6, 2007

ACAL39 Organizing Committee


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