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LINGUIST List 20.3944

Tue Nov 17 2009

Calls: General Ling/Canada

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        1.    Parth Bhatt, Annual Conference on African Linguistics 41

Message 1: Annual Conference on African Linguistics 41
Date: 16-Nov-2009
From: Parth Bhatt <parth.bhattutoronto.ca>
Subject: Annual Conference on African Linguistics 41
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Full Title: Annual Conference on African Linguistics 41
Short Title: ACAL 41

Date: 06-May-2010 - 08-May-2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Parth Bhatt
Meeting Email: acal41torontogmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Dec-2009

Meeting Description:

The 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics is jointly organized by the
University of Toronto and York University and will be held on May 6th to 8th
2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The theme for this year's conference is 'Afican languages in Contact' but the
conference itself will examine all aspects of African Linguistics.

Please see the call for papers for details on submission of abstracts.

Call for Papers

Anonymous abstracts for 20-minute individual paper or 30-minute forum/panel
presentations on any indigenous and/or transplanted African language(s) (viz.,
English, French, and Portuguese) are invited. Each abstract, including the title
and illustrative data (wherever necessary), must not exceed 500 words. The
500-word abstract should be single-spaced and not be more than a single page.
Abstracts must be submitted online as a portable (i.e., PDF) or Microsoft Word
document. Priority consideration will be given to papers that address the
substance of the conference theme and/or demonstrate the contribution of these
languages to linguistic theory and description.

Invited Speakers:
Sammy Beban Chumbow, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in
Africa and Université Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Salikoko Mufwene, University of Chicago
Sharon Rose, University of California, San Diego

Paper Topics
We invite papers on the conference theme and/or on any of the following
sub-fields or combinations/interfaces thereof:

Computational linguistics
Historical linguistics
Language acquisition (first/second/additional language)
Language pedagogy
Pidgin and Creole languages
Sociolinguistics (including: code-switching/-mixing, language contact (in Africa
& in the African Diaspora), language endangerment, bi-/multi-lingualism,
language in African literature, language planning, language spread, language
use, language variation, etc.)

Abstract Format
While the main language of the conference will be English and selected panels on
specific languages can be presented in those languages, abstracts can be
submitted in any African language provided that each such abstract is
accompanied by a translation. In such cases, the maximum length can exceed 500
words but not a full page. Abstracts containing special characters must be
submitted in a PDF format. All abstracts must be submitted in a font that is not
smaller than 11 point, and have to be accompanied by a second page containing
the author's name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, including
email address. Submission of abstracts by fax is not acceptable. Individuals who
do not have regular access to e-mail may submit one copy of their abstract by
regular mail on a 3.5-inch floppy disk (as a Microsoft Word document).

Abstracts must be submitted before December 14th, 2009

Electronic Submissions
To submit abstracts electronically, please send your abstracts to
acal41torontogmail.com .

Paper Submissions
ACAL 41 - Toronto
Department of Linguistics
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 1A1

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 14th 2009. Please be advised
that late submissions may not be considered. Because of visa requirements,
prospective international participants are urged to submit their abstracts at
the earliest date possible.

Participants will be notified of the acceptance of their proposal by January
31st 2010.
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