LINGUIST List 30.209

Mon Jan 14 2019

Calls: Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Lang Documentation, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/Zambia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 11-Jan-2019
From: Hambaba Jimaima <>
Subject: XV Conference of the Linguistics Association of SADC Universities
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Full Title: XV Conference of the Linguistics Association of SADC Universities
Short Title: XV LASU

Date: 05-Aug-2019 - 07-Aug-2019
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Contact Person: Hambaba Jimaima
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 06-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

XV Conference of the Linguistics Association of SADC Universities
5 - 7 August 2019

The University of Zambia

Conference Theme: Digitising Indigenous Languages: Productivity, Accessibility and Mobility in the Global South

In the broader context of digitisation and electronically mediated discourses predicated on globalisation, the question of inclusivity and accessibility re-awakens discussions on digitising indigenous languages especially in diglossic and multilingual landscapes of Africa. Over the past decades, in particular in discussions that have energised LASU conferences, the role of indigenous languages in development, their production and uptake has remained central. In this 15th LASU conference, the call to digitise indigenous languages is part of a scholarly invitation to (re-)interrogate and (re-)propose ways in which indigenous languages can be part of the global semiotic flows and resources amenable to production, accessibility and mobility beyond the linguistic virtual-scape of the Global South. The evident permeable boundaries - linguistic and national - force us to prioritize digitising indigenous languages, as this process relates to electronic language documentation, description and electronic language production and consumption for preservation and day-to-day use

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited on a wide range of fields within linguistics on topics linked to the conference theme, although papers on other topics within the linguistics are also welcome:

Proposals for Papers:

Presentations will be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts should be submitted as an MSWord file attachment to: Abstracts should have the following details:

- Title
- Surname
- Full first name(s)
- Institutional affiliation
- Email address
- Telephone and/or fax number(s)
- Title of proposed presentation
- Subtheme
- An abstract of not more than 300 words

Key dates:

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: 6 April 2019
Conference duration: 5 - 7 August 2019


For conference contributions or any information on other conference-related matters, please contact the following members of the conference Secretariat:


Sande Ngalande (PhD)
Telephone: +260 976134774

John Simwinga (PhD)
Telephone : +260 978289969

Ms. Eunice Mulenga
Telephone :+260 967987842

Hambaba Jimaima (PhD)
Telephone: +260 977668980

Registration fees:

International participants: USD200
Local Participants: K1000.00
Students: K500.00

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