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LINGUIST List 23.3558

Sun Aug 26 2012

Calls: Typology/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 25-Aug-2012
From: Jean-Christophe Verstraete <jcvarts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: Association for Linguistic Typology Biennial Conference
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Full Title: Association for Linguistic Typology Biennial Conference
Short Title: ALT10

Date: 15-Aug-2013 - 18-Aug-2013
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Martin Haspelmath
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/2013_ALT10/

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

The 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology will be held in Leipzig, 15-18 August 2013. It is organized by the Linguistics Department of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

More information about the conference can be found at:


More information about the Association for Linguistic Typology can be found at:


Call for Papers:

Abstracts on any topic in typology are invited for oral presentations, posters, and a limited number of theme sessions. Non-members of ALT may submit abstracts but will be expected to join ALT in order to present a paper at the meeting.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 15, 2013 (papers/posters) or December 10, 2012 (theme sessions: see below)
Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2013

There may be up to four theme sessions, and two poster sessions. Papers are anonymously reviewed; in line with previous meetings, the committee will strive to ensure that selection is rigorous but that acceptance rate is not too low.

Categories of Submission:

(1) Oral presentation (single or multiple author): Timing will depend on the number of papers accepted for presentation and will most probably range between 20 and 25 minutes per paper, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

(2) Poster: One or more poster sessions will be organized, depending on demand.

(3) Oral/poster: This means you prefer an oral presentation but can also present a poster. If there are more good abstracts than we can accommodate, the Programme Committee will schedule some as posters. If you choose either category 'poster' or 'oral/poster', this will probably increase your chances of acceptance.

(4) Theme session: Theme sessions will in general consist of three to seven oral presentations on a common theme. They are proposed by a theme-session convenor. Proposals consist of a maximally 500-word description plus a preliminary list of up to six potential authors (with titles) who have expressed serious interest in participating. If accepted, a theme session will be listed in the final call for abstracts (late December 2012) so that linguists who were not initially contacted by the convenor also have a chance to participate. Abstracts submitted to a theme session will be evaluated jointly by the Programme Committee and the convenor.

How to Submit an Abstract (or Theme Session Proposal):

Send your abstract as a pdf email attachment to: alt10eva.mpg.de
Subject header: (your name) ALT 10 abstract
Include these things in the body of the email:

- Authors' names
- Abstract title
- Contact information: email, phone, fax

Note: One individual may be involved in a maximum of two abstracts (maximum of one as sole author), regardless of category (oral, poster, theme-session talk).

Abstract Specifications:

Maximum length: 500 words or 1 single-spaced page.
Please put this information at the top of your abstract:

- Abstract title
- Abstract category (oral, poster, oral/poster)
- Theme session (if applicable)

Format: If at all possible, please send your abstract as a pdf.
Name: Give your pdf a filename similar to the subject header.
Anonymity: Abstracts must be anonymous: do not put your name or other identifying information on the abstract. Also, please anonymize your pdf by removing identifying information.

ALT Programme Committee:

Stephen Matthews (U Hong Kong, chair)
Bernard Comrie (MPI-EVA, Leipzig)
Hilary Chappell (EHESS, Paris)
Michael Daniel (HSE, Moscow)
Mark Donohue (ANU, Canberra)
Martin Haspelmath (MPI-EVA, Leipzig)

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