LINGUIST List 26.3073

Mon Jun 29 2015

Calls: Anthropological Ling, General Ling, Historical Ling, Socioling, Typology/Finland

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 29-Jun-2015
From: Lotta Aunio <>
Subject: 6th International Conference on Bantu Languages
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Full Title: 6th International Conference on Bantu Languages
Short Title: Bantu 6

Date: 20-Jun-2016 - 22-Jun-2016
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact Person: Lotta Aunio
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

The African Studies programme of the Department of World Cultures (University of Helsinki) will organise the 6th International Conference on Bantu Languages. The conference brings together specialists in all aspects of the study of Bantu languages. It is open to different theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches.

In addition to the main conference, there is a possibility to organise thematic half-day workshops on Thursday, 23 June 2016.

2nd Call for Papers:

Call for papers:

Abstracts in English or French should be no longer than 300 words, in addition to references and examples. Altogether the length of one page A4 may not be exceeded. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. Please make sure that all examples are carefully glossed (using the Leipzig Glossing Conventions and explaining any supplementary glosses) and that tones are marked on all examples in tone languages. All theoretical approaches are welcome, but abstracts should provide a clear research question and an indication of the relevance of its conclusions for a broad audience of linguists interested in Bantu languages. Keynote presentations will be chosen from among the submitted abstracts.

When submitting your abstract, you will have a choice between three categories: “oral”, “poster” and “oral or poster”. The latter category means that you prefer an oral presentation but can also do a poster. If there are more good abstracts than we can accommodate, some will be scheduled as posters. If you choose either category “poster” or “oral or poster” you will increase your chances of acceptance.

If you choose “oral”, you will also need to indicate whether your submission is intended for the “general session” or one of the workshops. (No poster presentations in workshops!) If you intend to present in a workshop session, please select the name of the workshop from the list. Time for oral presentations in the general sessions will be 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. The format of workshop presentations may differ. For more information on these, please contact the respective workshop organizer.

All abstracts (poster, oral, general and workshop sessions) should be submitted to us via an electronic form until 15 September 2015 (

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