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LINGUIST List 21.4519

Thu Nov 11 2010

Calls: Mande, General Linguistics/France

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        1.     Valentin Vydrine , 3rd International Conference on Mande Languages

Message 1: 3rd International Conference on Mande Languages
Date: 09-Nov-2010
From: Valentin Vydrine <vydrinegmail.com>
Subject: 3rd International Conference on Mande Languages
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Full Title: 3rd International Conference on Mande languages
Short Title: MLL

Date: 14-Sep-2011 - 16-Sep-2011
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Valentin Vydrin
Meeting Email: vydrinegmail.com
Web Site: http://llacan.vjf.cnrs.fr/fichiers/mande2011/index2.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Mande

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

The Conference concerns languages of Mande family (Niger-Congo).

The decision to call the 3rd Conference is in conformity with the will of the
participants of 2nd Conference (St. Petersburg, 2008) to meet three years
later and to make it a regular forum. We invite specialists in all Mande
languages, of any generation, from any country, of any theoretical
persuasion, to participate in the Conference. We also invite specialists in
the languages of other families with long-established contacts with Mande
languages to take part in the Conference in order to discuss external links
of the Mande language family. The panels will be organized according to
'traditional' divisions ('Phonology', 'Morphology', 'Syntax', 'Discourse',
'Lexicology and lexicography', 'Comparative studies', 'Sociolinguistics', etc.).
At the same time, specialized sessions can be scheduled too, if necessary.
Initiatives to organize specialized sessions are welcome. Round tables and
working groups may also be proposed, for topics that merit broad
discussion or tasks that require detailed planning. The final list of panels
and sessions will be defined with respect of the initiatives of the participants.
The working languages of the Conference will be English and French.

Call For Papers

The abstracts and full texts of communications are to be sent to Valentin
Vydrin,or vydrine(at)gmail.com, or vydrine(at)yandex.ru, in format DOC and
PDF. The selection will be performed by the Organizing Committee. The
abstracts will be posted on the site of LLACAN. The articles written on the
basis of the communications to the Conference will be published in the
Mandenkan journal (according to the regular procedure).

The following deadlines are proposed:
March 31, 2011: Proposals of the topics of workshops and specialized
sessions.
April 30: Submission of abstracts or full texts of communications.
May 31: Announcement of the results of the selection.
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