ICNGL11 - Call for papers

Michael Rießler michael.riessler at skandinavistik.uni-freiburg.de
Thu May 12 06:55:50 UTC 2011


The 11th International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics, organized under the auspices of the Nordic Association of Linguists, will take place at Freiburg University April 18th-20th, 2012. The ICNGL conference series provides an open forum for linguistic research in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas on Nordic (including Germanic, Finnic, Saamic and Greenlandic) and other languages, between researchers from the Nordic countries and elsewhere. Its main goals are to create and strengthen connections between researchers working on different languages, with different methodological and theoretical approaches. The Freiburg conference will have a special focus on language contact. 

ICNGL 11 will be the second conference of this series taking place outside the Nordic countries (after ICNGL 3, which took place at the University of Texas, Austin, 1978.) The following speakers have accepted our invitation to deliver plenary lectures: 

Lars-Olof Delsing (Lund) 
Frans Gregersen (Copenhagen) 
Auli Hakulinen (Helsinki) 
Martin Hilpert (Freiburg) 
Anneli Sarhimaa (Mainz) 
Sarah Thomason (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Call for papers

In keeping with the goals of the conference series, we invite abstracts for 20-minute papers or for posters on research topics in Nordic and General linguistics. We especially welcome papers relating to the conference topic of language contact in the Nordic area or concerning Nordic languages elsewhere, but also encourage submissions on issues such as 1) field linguistics, 2) areal typology, 3) grammaticalization, 4) pragmatics, 5) intercomprehension, and 6) innovative methodologies. Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length and should fit on a single sheet of paper. References, examples, and diagrams can be placed on a second sheet. Abstracts are to be submitted via easy abstracts. Abstract submission opens on June 1st, 2011. The deadline is November 1st, 2011. Authors will be notified of the outcome of their abstract on December 15th, 2011. 

In addition to individual presentations, we invite proposals for theme sessions. These should consist of five to six papers that address a common topic of interest. Theme session proposals should be 500-700 words in length, excluding references, and should list the prospective speakers and their presentation titles. They are to be submitted via easy abstracts, but theme session organizers are encouraged to contact us in advance. Deadline for submitting proposals for theme sessions is September 1st, 2011. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated by September 15th, 2011.

Important dates

01.06.2011 Abstract submission opens
01.09.2011 Deadline for theme session proposals
15.09.2011 Notification of acceptance
01.11.2011 Deadline for paper and poster abstracts
15.12.2011 Notification of acceptance
15.12.2011 Early registration opens
01.03.2012 Early registration closes
18.04.2012 Conference starts
20.04.2012 Conference ends

Conference website 

Please visit the conference website for further information: http://icngl11.uni-freiburg.de/

Michael Rießler
Skandinavisches Seminar
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br.
D-79085 Freiburg
michael.riessler at skandinavistik.uni-freiburg.de
49+(0)761 203-3300 (office)
49+(0)761 203-3366 (fax)


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