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Journal of African Languages and Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Apr-2013

Call Information:
Call for papers

This is a call for contributions to the first issue of a new journal called "Linguistique et Langues Africaines (LLA)" (African Languages and Linguistics) which is due to appear in 2013. The main goal of LLA is to contribute to a better knowledge of languages spoken in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We welcome papers concerned with linguistics and/or anthropological linguistics. We give special priority to analyses based on fieldwork data as well as studies relating to little documented or endangered languages and cultures.

Submissions should not exceed 40,000 characters (including spaces) and should be sent no later than 28 April 2013. They may be written in English or French, but the editors will also consider submissions in other widely spoken language.

For further information, please check our website: http://llacan.vjf.cnrs.fr/lla/#Engl.
Or, feel free to contact us at: llafrique@vjf.cnrs.fr

Nicolas Quint (Llacan, CNRS) & Paulette Roulon (Llacan, CNRS),
Chief Editors of LLA

Appel à publication

La revue "Linguistique & Langues Africaines" dont l'objectif est de contribuer à une meilleure connaissance des langues parlées en Afrique sub-saharienne lance un appel à contributions pour son premier numéro à paraître en 2013.

Nous accueillons les articles à thématique linguistique ou ethnolinguistique et nous entendons favoriser en particulier les analyses fondées sur des données de terrain, de même que les travaux portant sur des langues et des cultures africaines qui sont peu ou mal décrites ou en danger.
Les manuscrits ne doivent pas excéder 40.000 caractères (espaces compris) et sont à envoyer avant le 28 avril 2013. Ils peuvent être écrits en anglais, en français ou éventuellement dans une autre langue de grande diffusion (nous consulter).

Pour de plus amples informations, consultez le lien suivant : http://llacan.vjf.cnrs.fr/lla/
Ou contactez-nous à : llafrique@vjf.cnrs.fr

Nicolas Quint (Llacan, CNRS) et Paulette Roulon (Llacan, CNRS),
Éditeurs.


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