Fwd: 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) - 2nd Call for Papers

Tristan Purvis tristanpurvis at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 03:18:36 UTC 2011

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From: 42nd ACAL Organizing Committee <42ndacal at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:02 AM
Subject: 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) - 2nd Call for
To: Africanist/Linguist Friends of ACAL <42ndacal at gmail.com>

*Apologies for cross-postings.*
*Please be reminded that the deadline for submissions for the 42nd Annual
Conference on African Linguistics is January 14, 2011: *
*Details about registration will be available on the event website in the
first week of January (apologies for the delay):

 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
June 10-12, 2011

               2nd Call for Papers     ||     Deadline: January 14,

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. Please check our
website for the most current information regarding submission of abstracts:


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

  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
   - Lexicography
   - Morphology
   - Neurolinguistics
   - Phonetics
   - Phonology
   - Pidgin and Creole languages
   - Pragmatics
   - Semantics
   - 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
   - Syntax
   - Tonology

Submission Guidelines

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.

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: *
42ndACAL at gmail.com*
Postal Mail Submissions

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

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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