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LINGUIST List 23.4027

Fri Sep 28 2012

Calls: African Languages, General Linguistics/USA

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

Date: 28-Sep-2012
From: Ruth Kramer <rtk8georgetown.edu>
Subject: Georgetown University Round Table 2013 & 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
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Full Title: Georgetown University Round Table 2013 & 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Short Title: GURT 2013 / ACAL 44

Date: 07-Mar-2013 - 10-Mar-2013
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Ruth Kramer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2013/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: African Languages

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2012

Meeting Description:

The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2013 (GURT) and the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) will convene jointly at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. The conference theme is 'African Languages: Specifics and Universals' and the conference will take place from March 7-10, 2013.

GURT 2013 / ACAL 44 will bring together researchers on African languages and linguistics from around the world, with an emphasis on exploring both the broad and the narrow aspects of African languages. The plenary speakers will be:

Anderson Chebanne (University of Botswana)
Katherine Demuth (Macquarie University)
Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (University of Kansas)
Mary Paster (Pomona College)
Annie Rialland (CNRS/Université Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle)

2nd Call for Papers:

The organizers invite anonymous abstracts for 20-minute papers (additional time will be allowed for questions) and for posters as well. Proposals will be blind reviewed for their originality, quality, and breadth of relevance.

We welcome abstracts that address the theme or any topic relating to African languages and linguistics. Such topics include but are not limited to:

Computational linguistics
Historical linguistics
Language acquisition (i.e., first, second, or additional language)
Language pedagogy
Lexicography
Morphology
Neurolinguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Pidgin and Creole languages
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics (e.g., code-switching, language contact in Africa and in the
African Diaspora, language endangerment, bi- or multi-lingualism, language in
African literature, and language planning, spread, use, and variation)
Syntax
Tonology
Typology

Submission Guidelines:

All abstracts should be in English with glosses or translations for words or examples in any other language. Each abstract, including the title and any data in figures or tables, must not exceed 500 words. Each abstract must also be accompanied by a summary of 100 words.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the conference's website:

http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2013

Individuals who do not have regular web access may submit one copy of their abstract and summary by regular mail on a compact disc or thumb drive. Faxes will not be accepted.

Postal Mail Submissions:

To mail a compact disc or thumb drive containing your abstract, please use the following address:

GURT 2013
Department of Linguistics
Georgetown University
1437 37th Street NW
Poulton Hall 240
Box 571051
Washington, DC 20057-1051

Call deadline: November 15, 2012. 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.



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