LINGUIST List 31.1024

Tue Mar 17 2020

Calls: Niger-Congo;Nilo-Saharan; Gen Ling, Lang Documentation, Socioling, Typology/Sudan

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 14-Mar-2020
From: Helene Fatima Idris <>
Subject: 4th Nuba Mountain Languages Conference
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Full Title: 4th Nuba Mountain Languages Conference
Short Title: NMLC4

Date: 04-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2021
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Contact Person: Helene Fatima Idris
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo; Nilo-Saharan

Call Deadline: 31-May-2020

Meeting Description:

The conference strives to provide meaningful coverage on current trends on all aspects of Nuba Mountain languages. It also aims to share knowledge about the Nuba Mountain languages in order to support a democratic development and the inclusion of all Sudanese ethnicities and languages in the New Sudan.

Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum
Venue: To be announced

Organizing Committee:
Maha Abdu Aldawi (Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum)
Sawsan Abdel Aziz Mohammed Nashid (Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum)
Abeer Bashir (Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum)
Helene Fatima Idris (Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum)
Waleed Mudathir (Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum)
Ahmed Sosal (Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum)
Mona Hashim (Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum)
Elsadig Omda (Department of Linguistics, University of Khartoum)

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for conference presentations addressing any aspect of the analysis, description or comparison of the Nuba Mountain Languages. Abstracts in English should be no longer than 500 words, including examples and references. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. All theoretical approaches are welcome, but abstracts should provide a clear indication of the relevance of its conclusions for a broad audience of linguists and anthropologists interested in the languages of the Nuba Mountains.

Many abstracts are rejected because they omit crucial information. A suggested outline for abstracts is as follows:
1. Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper and is no more than one line long.
2. In the abstract, state the topic clearly.
3. Make reference to prior work on the topic.
4. When essential to the clarity of the argumentation, present linguistic data and gloss them using the Leipzig Glossing Conventions and explaining any supplementary glosses.
5. State the relevance of your hypothesis to past work. Describe the analysis in as much detail as possible. Avoid vague or unsubstantiated statements.
6. Citation of the relevant literature is essential within the abstract. However, the inclusion of a list of references at the end of the abstract is not obligatory.

Abstracts should be submitted as MS Word and PDF files to the following address:

Please make sure that you use a Unicode compliant font and that you do not use your name in the file name of your abstract. Please send two versions of your abstract. One should be anonymous, and one should include your name, affiliation and email at the top of the page, directly below the title.

Deadline for abstracts: May 31, 2020
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2020

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