ALT 10 call for abstracts (2nd call)

Martin Haspelmath haspelmath at EVA.MPG.DE
Mon Nov 5 12:13:51 UTC 2012

ALT 10 (Leipzig, Germany)

Association for Linguistics Typology
10th Biennial Conference
August 15 -- 18, 2013 (Thursday -- Sunday)

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Abstracts on any topic in typology are invited for oral presentations,
posters, and a limited number of theme sessions. Non-members of ALT may
submit abstracts but will be expected to join ALT in order to present a
paper at the meeting.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 15, 2013 (papers/posters) or
December 10, 2012 (theme sessions: see below)

Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2013

There may be up to four theme sessions, and two poster sessions. Papers
are anonymously reviewed; in line with previous meetings, the committee
will strive to ensure that selection is rigorous but that acceptance
rate is not too low.

*Categories of submission*

(1) Oral presentation (single or multiple author): Timing will depend on
the number of papers accepted for presentation and will most probably
range between 20 and 25 minutes per paper, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

(2) Poster: One or more poster sessions will be organized, depending on

(3) Oral/poster: This means you prefer an oral presentation but can also
present a poster. If there are more good abstracts than we can
accommodate, the Programme Committee will schedule some as posters. If
you choose either category "poster" or "oral/poster", this will probably
increase your chances of acceptance.

(4) Theme session: Theme sessions will in general consist of three to
seven oral presentations on a common theme. They are proposed by a
theme-session convenor. Proposals consist of a maximally 500-word
description plus a preliminary list of up to six potential authors (with
titles) who have expressed serious interest in participating. If
accepted, a theme session will be listed in the final call for abstracts
(late December 2012), so that linguists who were not initially contacted
by the convenor also have a chance to participate. Abstracts submitted
to a theme session will be evaluated jointly by the Programme Committee
and the convenor.

*How to submit an abstract *
(or theme-session proposal)

Send your abstract as a pdf e-mail attachment to:alt10 at

Subject header: (your name) ALT 10 abstract

Include these things in the body of the email:

-- authors' names

-- abstract title

-- contact information: e-mail, phone, fax

Note: One individual may be involved in a maximum of two abstracts
(maximum of one as sole author), regardless of category (oral, poster,
theme-session talk).

*Abstract specifications*

Maximum length: 500 words or 1 single-spaced page.

Please put this information at the top of your abstract:

-- abstract title

-- abstract category (oral, poster, oral/poster)

-- theme session (if applicable)

Format: If at all possible, please send your abstract as a pdf.

Name: Give your pdf a filename similar to the subject header.

Anonymity: Abstracts must be anonymous: do not put your name or other
identifying information on the abstract. Also, please anonymize your pdf
by removing identifying information.

*ALT Programme Committee*

Stephen Matthews (U Hong Kong, chair)
Bernard Comrie (MPI-EVA, Leipzig)
Hilary Chappell (EHESS, Paris)
Michael Daniel (MGU, Moscow)
Mark Donohue (ANU, Canberra)
Martin Haspelmath (MPI-EVA, Leipzig)

Martin Haspelmath (haspelmath at
Max-Planck-Institut fuer evolutionaere Anthropologie, Deutscher Platz 6	
D-04103 Leipzig
Tel. (MPI) +49-341-3550 307, (priv.) +49-341-980 1616

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