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Thu Dec 09 2010

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Tristan Purvis , 42 Annual Conference on African Linguistics

Message 1: 42 Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Date: 08-Dec-2010
From: Tristan Purvis <tpurvisumd.edu>
Subject: 42 Annual Conference on African Linguistics
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Full Title: 42 Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Short Title: ACAL

Date: 10-Jun-2011 - 12-Jun-2011
Location: College Park, MD, USA
Contact Person: Tristan Purvis
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://acal2011.umd.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Other Specialty: African Languages

Call Deadline: 14-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) will be held on June 10-12 at the University of Maryland, College Park. The theme of this year’s conference is 'African Languages in Context.' The organizers of ACAL 42 would like to invite papers that address the conference theme, or any other topic relating to African languages and linguistics. Further information for the abstract submission deadline can be found in the Call for Papers on our Website:


Invited Speakers:

Professor Enoch Aboh, University of Amsterdam
Professor Vicki Carstens, University of Missouri
Professor Samuel Gyasi Obeng, Indiana University
Professor David Odden, Ohio State University

Call for Papers:

42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics

June 10th to 12th, 2011
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
'African Languages in Context'

Call deadline: January 14, 2011

We invite anonymous abstracts for 20-minute individual papers (additional time will be allowed for questions). All abstracts should be in English with glosses or translations for words or examples in any other language. Each abstract, including the title and any data in figures or tables, must not exceed 500 words. The 500-word abstract should be single-spaced and in a font no smaller than 11 pt. A separate page should accompany the abstract with name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, including e-mail address and abstract title.

Paper Topics:

Priority consideration will be given to papers that specifically address the conference theme and then to papers addressing the following subfields or combinations thereof; however, related topics are also welcome.

Computational linguistics
Historical linguistics
Language acquisition (i.e., first, second, or additional language)
Language pedagogy
Pidgin and Creole languages
Sociolinguistics (e.g., code-switching, language contact in Africa and in the African Diaspora,
Language endangerment, (bi- or multi-lingualism, language in African literature, and language planning, spread, use, and variation)

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document. Abstracts containing special characters must be submitted in a PDF format, preferably as an e-mail attachment. Individuals who do not have regular access to e-mail may submit one copy of their abstract by regular mail on a compact disc. Faxes will not be accepted.

In the text of your email, please include the following information (we recommend you paste the following fields in the body of your email):

Title (e.g., Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., etc):
Given name (first name):
Family name (last name):
Suffix (e.g., Jr., III, etc):
Title of presentation:
Email address to be included in program:

Electronic Submissions:

To submit abstracts electronically, please send your abstracts to:

42ndACALgmail.com gmail.com>

Postal Mail Submissions:

To mail a compact disc containing your abstract, please use the following address:

ACAL 42 Organizing Committee
c/o Tristan Purvis
7005 52nd Ave
College Park, MD 20740

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 14, 2011. 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 February 28, 2011.

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