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LINGUIST List 21.3988

Sat Oct 09 2010

Calls: General Ling, African Languages/USA

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Tristan Purvis, 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics

Message 1: 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL42, ACAL2011)
Date: 08-Oct-2010
From: Tristan Purvis <tpurvisumd.edu>
Subject: 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics
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Full Title: 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL42, ACAL2011)
Short Title: ACAL

Date: 10-Jun-2011 - 12-Jun-2011
Location: College Park, MD, USA
Contact Person: Tristan Purvis
Meeting Email: 42ndACALgmail.com
Web Site: http://acal2011.umd.edu/
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: African Languages

Call Deadline: 14-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) will be held on
June 10-12 at the University of Maryland, College Park. The theme of this
year's conference is 'African Languages in Context.' The organizers of
ACAL 42 would like to invite papers that address the conference theme, or
any other topic relating to African languages and linguistics. Further
information for the abstract submission deadline can be found in the Call for
Papers, with a conference website to be available shortly.

Call For Papers

Anonymous abstracts for 20-minute individual paper or 30-minute
forum/panel presentations on any indigenous and/or transplanted African
language(s) (viz., English, French, and Portuguese) are invited. Each
abstract, including the title and illustrative data (wherever necessary), must
not exceed 500 words. The 500-word abstract should be single-spaced and
not be more than a single page. Abstracts must be submitted as a portable
(i.e., PDF) or Microsoft Word document. Priority consideration will be given
to papers that address the substance of the conference theme, but
abstracts on any topic are welcome. Invited Speakers: To Be Announced
Paper Topics: We invite papers on any of the following sub-fields or
combinations/interfaces thereof, and we especially welcome submissions
that address the conference theme:

-Sociolinguistics (including: code-switching/-mixing, language contact (in
Africa & in the African Diaspora), language endangerment, bi-
/multilingualism, language in African literature, language planning, language
spread, language use, language variation, etc.)
-Computational linguistics
- Historical linguistics
- Language acquisition (first/second/additional language)
- Language pedagogy
- Lexicography
- Morphology
- Neurolinguistics
- Phonetics
- Phonology
- Pidgin and Creole languages
- Pragmatics
- Semantics
- Syntax
- Tonology

Abstract format: All abstracts should be in English with glosses or
translations for words or examples in any other language. Abstracts
containing special characters must be submitted in a PDF format. All
abstracts must be submitted in a font that is not smaller than 11 point, and
have to be accompanied by a second page containing the author's name,
institutional affiliation, and contact information, including email address.
Submission of abstracts by fax is not acceptable. Individuals who do not
have regular access to e-mail may submit one copy of their abstract by
regular mail on a compact disk (as a Microsoft Word document). Electronic
Submissions: To submit abstracts electronically, please send your abstracts
to: 42ndACALgmail.com

Submissions by Post:
To mail a CD containing your abstract, please use the following address:
ACAL 42 Organizing Committee
c/o Tristan Purvis
7005 52nd Ave
College Park, MD 20740

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 14 January 2011. Please
be advised that late submissions may not be considered. Because of visa
requirements, prospective international participants are urged to submit
their abstracts at the earliest date possible. Participants will be notified of
the acceptance of their proposal by 28 February 2011.
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