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LINGUIST List 22.1999

Mon May 09 2011

Calls: Mande, General Linguistics/France

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        1.     Tatiana Nikitina , 3rd International Conference on Mande Languages

Message 1: 3rd International Conference on Mande Languages
Date: 08-May-2011
From: Tatiana Nikitina <tavnikgmail.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: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://llacan.vjf.cnrs.fr/fichiers/mande2011/index2.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Mande

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-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 deadline has been extended to June 1.

The abstracts and full texts of communications should be sent to Valentin Vydrin, vydrinegmail.com or vydrineyandex.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).

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