LINGUIST List 29.2790

Thu Jul 05 2018

Calls: 4th Variation and Language Processing

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 03-Jul-2018
From: Patricia Rodrigues <>
Subject: 12th Workshop on Formal Linguistics
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Full Title: 12th Workshop on Formal Linguistics
Short Title: 12th WFL

Date: 19-Nov-2018 - 23-Nov-2018
Location: Curitiba, Brazil
Contact Person: Maria José Foltran
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Jul-2018

Meeting Description:

Main Session:

The workshop hopes to feature papers on topics concerning formal accounts of meaning and structure with relevance to linguistic theory, and which explore either core aspects of grammar or some interface phenomena (syntax-semantic, syntax-prosody, morpho-syntax, morpho-phonology, semantics-pragmatics, lexical semantics, language acquisition, language change).

Thematic Session:

Portuguese as a Welcoming Language - Language Teaching in Migration Contexts
Recent migration currents have reignited interest in studies of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, which due to the specific refugee and humanitarian migration context has of late been called Portuguese as a Welcoming/Host Language. Migration from Creole-speaking countries has made it particularly important for Portuguese-speakers involved in this process to understand the functioning of Creole languages.
As such, this special thematic session of the Workshop welcomes papers addressing the teaching of Portuguese as a Foreign/Welcoming/Host Language, as well as any works on theoretical linguistics with relevance to this topic.

Final Call for Papers:

Call Deadline extended to Sunday, 8 July 2018, 11:59pm

We invite abstract submissions for 20-minute talks (followed by a 10-minute discussion) and/or poster presentations (posters should measure approx. 3ft x 4ft or 90cm x 120cm) on any aspect of the topics of the Workshop.

All abstracts should be anonymous, written in English (*), no more than two pages in length (including examples and references), font Times New Roman, 12-pt, 8.5x11-inch page setup (= US Letter), with 1-inch margins on all sides.

- Exceptionally, submissions for the thematic session of Portuguese as a Welcoming Language - Language Teaching in Migration Contexts can be written (and presented) in Portuguese, if necessary. However, we strongly recommend giving the talks in English in order to provide more opportunities for dialog.

​Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or 2 joint abstracts per author. A limited number of abstracts will also be accepted for poster session.

​When you submit your abstract, please indicate at the beginning of your abstract which session you would like to present in (main session or thematic session) and whether you would like it to be considered

(i) for a talk only
(ii) for a talk or a poster
or (iii) for a poster only

​Authors are asked to submit their anonymous abstracts as a PDF file on the following site:

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