LINGUIST List 27.1672

Mon Apr 11 2016

Calls: West African Languages, General Ling/Austria

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 11-Apr-2016
From: Georg Ziegelmeyer <>
Subject: Symposium on West African Languages
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Full Title: Symposium on West African Languages

Date: 27-Oct-2016 - 29-Oct-2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Georg Ziegelmeyer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

The Department of African Studies/University of Vienna is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd Symposium on West African Languages. The conference will take place from 27 till 29 October, 2016. The first Symposium on West African Languages (SyWAL2014) was held at the “Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo” of the “Università di Napoli “L’Orientale“ in 2014.

Call for Papers:

Papers on West African languages from all sub-disciplines of linguistics are welcome. We especially welcome papers concentrating on language contact and areal phenomena in West Africa and neighbouring regions. We encourage discussions focusing on the areal distribution of phonological, morphological, and syntactic features which cross genetic affiliation and which are thought to be relevant to establish linguistic areas.

Deadline for abstract submission: April, 30 2016 (send to:

Notification of acceptance: May, 31 2016

Guidelines for Abstracts:

The first page must contain the title of the paper, author’s name, affiliation, postal address and email. The second page must be left anonymous, with only the title of the paper, 3 keywords, and
the text of the abstract of no more than 500 words. Data must include interlinear glosses following the Leipzig Glossing Rules. The 500-word abstract should be single-spaced and in a Unicode font no smaller than 11 point, and in .pdf or .doc/.docx format.

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