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LINGUIST List 23.2002

Tue Apr 24 2012

Calls: Bantu, General Linguistics/France

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Date: 24-Apr-2012
From: Dmitry Idiatov <idiatovvjf.cnrs.fr>
Subject: 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages
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Full Title: 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages
Short Title: BANTU 5

Date: 12-Jun-2013 - 15-Jun-2013
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Dmitry Idiatov
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://bantu5.sciencesconf.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: Bantu Languages

Call Deadline: 10-Dec-2012

Meeting Description:

The 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages brings together specialists in all aspects of the study of Bantu languages.


Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales,
65 Rue des Grands Moulins
75013 Paris, France


Dmitry Idiatov, Sophie Manus, Annie Rialland and Mark Van de Velde

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for conference presentations addressing any aspect of the analysis, description or comparison of Bantu languages.

Instructions for Abstracts Submissions:

Abstracts in English or French should be no longer than one page A4, including data and references. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. Please make sure that all examples are carefully glossed (using the Leipzig Glossing Conventions and explaining any supplementary glosses) and that tones are marked on all examples in tone languages. All theoretical approaches are welcome, but abstracts should provide a clear research question and an indication of the relevance of its conclusions for a broad audience of linguists interested in Bantu languages. Three of the most convincing abstracts will be selected (anonymously) for a plenary presentation.

When submitting your abstract, you will have a choice between three categories: 'oral', 'poster' and 'oral or poster'. The latter category means that you prefer an oral presentation but can also do a poster. If there are more good abstracts than we can accommodate, some will be scheduled as posters. If you choose either category 'poster' or 'oral or poster' you will increase your chances of acceptance. Time for oral presentations will be 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts should be submitted as an MS Word or Open Office Writer file via the conference website. Please make sure that you use a Unicode compliant font and that you do not use your name in the file name of your abstract. Please send two versions of your abstract. One should be anonymous, and one should include your name, affiliation and email at the top of the page, directly below the title.

Instructions for Workshop Proposals:

All workshops will be scheduled on June 12, the day before the main conference starts. Workshop proposals should follow the same formatting as abstracts for individual presentations. Please send your workshop proposal to the conference email address (bantu5sciencesconf.org).

You do not need to indicate the expected participants at the time of submission. Upon acceptance of your workshop proposal, you may announce your own call for papers. The abstracts for the workshop should be sent directly to you and you will be responsible for their evaluation. However, we suggest workshop organisers follow the same deadlines as the main conference.


We might be able to assist participants who encounter difficulties in obtaining sufficient funding to come to Paris, e.g. by pointing out funding opportunities of French agencies. Please contact the organisers (bantu5sciencesconf.org) if you wish to make use of this possibility.

Important Dates:

Deadline for workshop proposals: June 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance for workshops: July 13, 2012
Deadline for abstracts: December 10, 2012
Notification of acceptance for abstracts: February 15, 2013
Programme available: March 2013
Workshops: June 12, 2013
Conference: June 13-15, 2013

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