LINGUIST List 23.4027|
Fri Sep 28 2012
Calls: African Languages, General Linguistics/USA
Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee
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
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:
Language acquisition (i.e., first, second, or additional language)
Pidgin and Creole languages
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)
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:
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:
Department of Linguistics
1437 37th Street NW
Poulton Hall 240
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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