LINGUIST List 25.3104

Wed Jul 30 2014

Calls: Afroasiatic, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 29-Jul-2014
From: Morgan Rood <>
Subject: North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics
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Full Title: North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics
Short Title: NACAL

Date: 13-Feb-2015 - 15-Feb-2015
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Morgan Rood
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2014

Meeting Description:

NACAL offers a venue for the presentation and discussion of original research on linguistic topics relevant to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum (Chadic, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic, Egyptian, and Semitic). Topics related to all aspects of Afroasiatic languages, including phonology, morphology, syntax, comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics, and epigraphy, will be considered. These topics should only be considered as general guidelines and are not intended to be exhaustive.

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for NACAL 43 will be Prof. Zygmunt Frajzyngier. The title of his talk will be “Afroasiatic languages: Challenges and implications for linguistic theory.”

Call for Papers:

Submissions are solicited for the 43nd annual meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 43) to be held at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, from Friday, February 13, 2015 through Sunday, February 15, 2015.

The theme for NACAL 43 is the Afroasiatic languages’ contribution to general linguistic research. In line with this theme, submissions dealing with the interface between particular Afroasiatic languages and various fields in linguistics, specifically in the way these languages deepen our understanding of general phenomena in human language, are welcomed. No original submission will be rejected on account of its subject, so long as it relates to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum and meets the scholarly standards established by previous conferences.

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 300 words. Abstracts should be submitted to the conference email address, (pdf and MS word document), by November 15, 2014. Please be advised that late submissions may not be considered.

We encourage online registration, for which you may visit our website at The authors of successful submissions will be notified by December 1, 2015.

Information regarding accommodations for NACAL 43 will be posted to the website by early September.

Michal Marmorstein
Morgan Rood
Ruth Kramer
Conveners, NACAL 43

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