LINGUIST List 29.765

Fri Feb 16 2018

Calls: Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Socioling, Typology/Kazakhstan

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 12-Feb-2018
From: Andrey Filchenko <>
Subject: 19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics
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Full Title: 19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics
Short Title: ICTL19

Date: 17-Aug-2018 - 19-Aug-2018
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Contact Person: Uli SCHAMILOGLU
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Language Family(ies): Turkic

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2018

Meeting Description:

The International Conference on Turkish Linguistics (ICTL) is a leading forum where recent studies on Turkish and other Turkic languages are shared and discussed comprehensively. Many specialists on Turkish linguistics and researchers in Turkology from around the world participate in the conference by presenting individual papers, workshops, or posters. The ICTL is held biennially by leading universities in Turkey and other countries on an alternating basis. The papers and posters presented at the conference are usually published in a proceedings volume by well-known international publishers.

The organizers of the 19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics (ICTL) in 2018 in Astana encourage the submission of proposals for papers, workshops, and/or posters in a wide range of topics related to all aspects of Turkish and Turkic linguistics. As the the first meeting of ICTL to take place in Central Asia (so in the Turkic world outside of Turkey), we encourage in particular papers relating to all varieties of Turkic languages.

19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics
August 17-19, 2018 - Astana, Kazakhstan
Second Call

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that 19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics will take place at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan from Friday, 17 August to Sunday, 19 August, 2018. (We suggest Thursday, 16 August as an arrival day, since most flights from Europe usually arrive in the pre-dawn hours in the early morning.)
Papers are welcome on Turkish or other Turkic languages in all linguistic domains. The official language of the conference will be English. The contributions can be in the form of individual papers (20 minutes presentation+10 minutes discussion), workshops to be organized by a group leader who would invite researchers working on a common topic, and poster presentations.

Submission of abstracts:

The number of presentations each participant can submit is limited to two abstracts of any type at most: an individual and/or a co-authored one. Abstracts for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words and should be structured according to the format on the website. Abstracts may be submitted in English only; abstracts in other languages will not be considered.

The internal format of the workshops and the number of papers to be included are under the responsibility of the organizer. Organizers are expected to hand in an abstract of the concept of the workshop which also includes a summary of the individual presentations, in not more than 650 words. In addition, each contributor is expected to hand in an abstract of her/his paper separately. The workshop concept as a whole and each paper within the workshop will be reviewed.

Review of abstracts:

All abstracts will be double blind peer reviewed; the results of the evaluation as well as the comments of the reviewers will be transferred to the applicant individually and confidentially. Selected papers, workshops and posters will be announced by April 15, 2018.


Registration should be made online via the conference website (please contact the organizers to find out other means in case you cannot register online for some reason). To register the conference, please fill out the online registration form and deposit the registration fees with one of the bank accounts (to be announced later).


The conference venue is Nazarbayev University, Kabanbay Batyr Avenue, 53. The plan of the campus with all the locations will be available on the conference website. The website for Nazarbayev University is:

Submitting workshop proposals and paper abstracts:

All questions about submissions should be emailed to
The conference website for on-line submission of abstracts will be announced in the next circular and at:

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