LINGUIST List 28.1505

Mon Mar 27 2017

Calls: Anthro Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Pragmatics, Socioling/El Salvador

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 22-Mar-2017
From: Stavros Skopeteas <>
Subject: 4th International Conference of the Central American Linguistic Association
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Full Title: 4th International Conference of the Central American Linguistic Association
Short Title: ACALING4

Date: 28-Aug-2017 - 30-Aug-2017
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Contact Person: Juan Diego Quesada
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2017

Meeting Description:

Universidad Don Bosco,
San Salvador, El Salvador
August 28, 29 and 30, 2017

The Central American Linguistic Association (Spanish acronym ACALING) was founded in 2009 in Costa Rica. It has become the main venue for linguists doing research on the languages spoken in the isthmus, including Spanish and Caribbean Coastal Creoles. The main goal of ACALING is to promote research and revitalization projects on the languages of Central America, and to foster academic cooperation between local and non-Central America scholars.

ACALING hosts a biennial international conference; the first three took place in Guatemala in 2011 (at Universidad Rafael Landívar), in Honduras in 2013 (at UNAH) and in Nicaragua in 2015 (at UNAN-Managua). The IV Conference will be held in El Salvador; its aims are to deepen the knowledge of the indigenous and creole languages of the region (or beyond with some link to them, e.g. Aztec, or Arawakan) through descriptive and analytic studies; it also welcomes papers dealing with revitalization strategies. As for Hispanic Linguistics, the conference invites papers dealing with structural and typological analyses, which transcend the historically self-imposed approaches that revolve around phonetic variation, lexical inventories and the never-ending division of the continent in questionable dialectological zones.

Call for Papers:

Universidad Don Bosco,
San Salvador, El Salvador
August 28, 29 and 30, 2017

Papers in the following areas are invited*:

- Phonetics and phonology of Central American languages (including Spanish)
- Morphosyntax of Central American languages (including Spanish)
- Pragmatics and discourse of Central American languages (including Spanish)
- Endangered languages: IBE, pedagogical grammars, revitalization, ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics and cultural studies

Abstracts should contain: title of paper, name of author, e-mail, telephone number, affiliation, area of conference, 150-word abstract, 5 keywords and 5 bibliographical references

Important Dates:

April 30 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
May 25 2017: Notice of acceptance


ACALING members (membership due, March 31 2017): free
Non-members (Central America and the Caribbean): $50
Non-members (rest of the world): $100
Central American Students: $10

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*Papers dealing with non-Central American languages which may be related in one way or another to those spoken in the isthmus, and papers on theoretical linguistics, applied to languages in Central America may also be submitted.

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