LINGUIST List 26.3208

Wed Jul 08 2015

Calls: Pidgins and Creoles, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 08-Jul-2015
From: Eric Russell <>
Subject: SPCL Winter Meeting 2016
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Full Title: SPCL Winter Meeting 2016
Short Title: SPCL 2016

Date: 07-Jan-2016 - 10-Jan-2016
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Eric Russell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): African Creole; African Pidgins and Creoles; Asian Creoles; Asian Pidgins and Creoles; Australian Creole; Australian Pidgins and Creoles; Central American Creole; Central American Pidgins and Creoles; Creole; Hindi-Based Creoles; Indonesian Based Creoles; North American Creole; North American Pidgins and Creoles; Northern Eastern Atlantic Creole; Pacific Creole; Pacific Pidgins and Creoles; South American Creole; South American Pidgins and Creoles; Southern Eastern Atlantic Creole; Unclassified Atlantic Creole; Western Atlantic Creole

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

The Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL) is pleased to announced that it will host its annual winter meeting in conjunction with the LSA Conference in Washington, DC.

Call for Papers:

Submissions for paper presentations (20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions) are invited by all researchers whose foci concern Pidgins, Creoles, Semi-creoles, Mixed Languages and other contact vernaculars or contact phenomena. Papers may attend to these in any linguistic field or subfield, including phonology, morphology and syntax, pragmatics, information structure, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, ethnolinguistics, or anthropological linguistics, as well as in para-linguistic areas including education, public policy, and language planning.

Proposals should be in the form of an abstract meeting the following guidelines:

- 1 page: Times or equivalent, double spaced, with 1'' margins all around. An extra page for figures, tables, and references may be included, but is not required.
- Anonymous: Please include only the title, 3-5 keywords, and refrain from indicating author identity in the body of the abstract.
- Concise: Please clearly articulate your research question and situate this in the field of pidgin, creole, and contact language study. Please clearly attend to any methodological, theoretical or disciplinary issues raised by your work.
- Relevant: Please indicate the relevance and interest of the proposal to the field of contact linguistics and language study.

Call deadline is 1 September 2015. Notification of abstract acceptance will be made by 1 October.

Abstract submission should be done via EasyAbs (, opens 13 July).

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