LINGUIST List 31.1873

Fri Jun 05 2020

Calls: Gen Ling/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 05-Jun-2020
From: Jenneke van der Wal <>
Subject: World Congress of African Linguistics
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Full Title: World Congress of African Linguistics
Short Title: WOCAL

Date: 08-Jun-2021 - 11-Jun-2021
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact Person: Maarten Mous
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2020

Meeting Description:

Language plays a vital role in our societies that are more and more shaped by communication and information, and Africa is no exception. As languages provide the framework for interpreting the world, African languages can contribute tremendously to our understanding of how people communicate and how language structures this interaction. Only by using African languages in all spheres of social life in African societies does communication become inclusive and information truly accessible to all and lead to reducing inequality and establishing sustainable societies. African linguistics has a key role to play in helping to bring this about.

Call for Papers:

Abstract submission guidelines:
All abstracts should be submitted via Easychair:

Individuals can choose to propose abstracts for contributions in one of the following categories:
(i) Oral/signed paper presentation
(ii) Poster presentations (Authors of posters selected will give 2-minute pitches about their posters at plenary sessions before poster viewing.)
Please indicate your preference for paper or poster in the keywords field of your abstract submission.

Written abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words. Abstracts may also be submitted in International Sign Language in a video no longer than 5 minutes; see for further instructions for the submission process.

Due to heavy competition for slots in the WOCAL10 programme no one individual can be considered for more than one contribution for which they are a first (or sole) author.

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